PERIPHERAL VISION DEVELOPMENT 2/4

The next set of drawings will help us explain the importance of the peripheral vision development. We borrowed the situation from senior handball whereas a centre back has the ball.

We will not be concerned with evaluating all possible solutions or seeking for the best, but we will try to predict the likelihood of making a good decision depending on the centre back's "perception" of the overall situation.

Some coaches label the following player as selfish, but we will be led by a fact that a player with such an overview of the game chooses the best solution from a very small number of options:

The next centre back also has a very small number of potential solutions, but he is more advanced than the previous one, as it is assumed that in the case of a successful outplaying with a defensive player he will 'see' a goal or a goalkeeper or a line player or ...:

This is a more advanced player because he has 3 elements (goal, goalkeeper and defender), in his sight, thus the number of possible solutions for him has expanded:

Centre back who captures the situation in front of himself and thus increases his quality in relation to the previous examples. Let's say that this centre back has the opportunity to be more altruistic than the previous players:

A centre back who is aware of the situations in front of himself and to his sides. A whole range of solutions opens to him and we can say that he has basic preconditions for understanding group tactics:

Centre back wanted by each coach as a part of his team:

When a player in a mini handball starts dribbling, normally he finishes the action. Sometimes he is successful and comes to the situation to shoot, while sometimes the players of the rival team stop him, and we often witness the coach's comments:

Pass the ball before the foul!

Do not be selfish!

etc.

Some children do not want to pass a ball for some personal reasons, but most of them don't do it because they do not see whom they could pass, not because of selfishness, they look only at the ball they're dribbling.

Our job is not to judge the character of the players we are coaching, but to enable them to develop the abilities that will create the opportunity for such a pass.

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