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How to Get More Playing Time

If you are not getting the amount of playing time you want or the playing time you think you deserve, here are some things you can do.

First you want to look at yourself. Are you good enough to be starting and playing more? Are you not good enough to be playing? Once you can answer these questions it will help you drastically to increase your playing time. If you do think you are good enough to be playing, then you need to have a conversation with your coach about why he is not playing you. When he answers your questions, you need to apply what he told you and start playing how he wants you to. If you do this, he will have no choice but to play you! If you are not good enough to be playing, then you also need to have a conversation with your coach about what you need to work on in order to start playing. If he tells you that you need to work on your first touch, then go out and work on your first touch until you have the best first touch on your team. It is that simple! Once you do this have another conversation with your coaching asking him for more playing time as you have worked on what he asked you to.

Now, what is your coach isn’t playing you because he just doesn’t like you? First off, this is ridiculous, and a coach should never do this as it really hinders a player’s development. But if you are faced with this problem you need to figure out what the issue is between you and your coach. Once you have figured out the issue you need to address it. You need to iron the issue out with your coach and try to move past it. This may require you to be the bigger person and take the blame for the bigger goal of getting your playing time back. If you try to do this and your coach gives you a negative response than you will have no choice but to leave the club, because if you stay you will just be sitting on the bench.

I hope this will help you get more playing time and fix any issues you may be having with your coach. I would love to get some feedback from you so please leave a comment below!

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