The foundation of IFK Stocksund rests on two pillars, having great coaches to lead and an environment that is both fun and effective. IFK Stocksund, based in Stockholm, Sweden are leading the nations way in youth development. Their sustainable approach for both coaching and player development drives their philosophies on and off the pitch. Using MatchPlay Cards weekly in their youth programme IFK Stocksund are putting the game at the centre to support their player's development.
Unlike repetitive drills or practices, the decisions that the players make are in the realism of the game. These decisions are not pre-determined by the practice or the coach, with many outcomes being uncertain, very much like the game we are preparing players to play.
"The players love them and want them every session!" - Simon Olsson, IFK Stocksund Dames Coach
Preselecting MatchPlay Cards that fit within the session theme or within players IDP (Individual Development Plan) coaches are able to connect players with the game they love, immersing them in an environment where there are continual opportunities to make decisions, solve scenario-specific problems and work collaboratively to #ChangeTheGame.