A lot of 6 v 6 play allowed me to take a long look at the two prospects for starting setter in the important weekend matches ahead.
In preparation for several fixtures coming up, I put the team through some 6 v 6 games, A team vs B team to work on a few things and evaluate a new setter
Both the first and second teams had matches over the weekend. The B side has some mental issues they need to overcome, but the A side players are progressing.
There were some disappointments in a win over a weak team in league play which continued to highlight developmental needs in the area of attack and composure.
After getting exposed to what we might see down the line in post-season play over the weekend, this training spent much of the time attacking stronger.
Five matches in one day saw some improvement in key areas of play, but also brought up a few questions about the line-up overall.
A good, hard-fought win for the team may put them over the hump in terms of team psychology, but we need to be doing a lot better with our transition offense.
To battle tentativeness and negative self-talk after errors, I introduced a new requirement and had the team play again focused on just positive plays to score.