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Barretstown Talks with Roy Keane – JUNE 25TH

May 29, 15 Barretstown Talks with Roy Keane – JUNE 25TH

Posted by in Charity

Barretstown, the children’s charity which provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children with serious illnesses and their families, has today announced the first in the series of Barretstown Talks, a series of in-depth conversations with leading figures from the world of sport, culture and business. Roy Keane will...

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The Importance of A Club Philosophy

May 27, 15 The Importance of A Club Philosophy

Posted by in Guest Post

This week we have Erki Tarro guest posting for the blog. Erki Tarro is a football enthusiast and a blogger at a sports tech company Sportlyzer – a software platform for sports team administration and training management. For more stories about club development and coaching, visit their blog. Why is a common training philosophy...

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Circular Soccer

May 13, 15 Circular Soccer

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

I got the pleasure of using the Circular Soccer goal at Centre last week and what a great product it is. Can be used by all ages on any surface and it’s easy to set-up. It only took the kids around 40 seconds to assemble. It has been specifically designed to be stable on any surface from your back garden to the street, park or...

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Podcast 4: Austin Speight – International Director of Coerver Coaching

Apr 30, 15 Podcast 4: Austin Speight – International Director of Coerver Coaching

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In Podcast 4, I spoke with Austin Speight about technical skills (ball mastery), working with Northern Ireland, Coaching badges and his experience as a coach and a manager working in England and abroad. -End I always like to hear your opinions. Please comment below or email me info@thecoachdiary.com, if you don’t have anything...

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Whats the role of a Coach?

Apr 29, 15 Whats the role of a Coach?

Posted by in Coaching

Last week I posted on Facebook Your role as a coach and added the following: Be organised; Be knowledgeable; Be on time; Be prepared; Be presentable; Be approachable; Be enthusiastic Be fair; Be a good Communicator; Be respectful; I then asked, what would you add, starting with Be….? I got a great response and have now...

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Podcast 3: – Mitch Whitty & Mike Geoghegan on Development

Apr 22, 15 Podcast 3: – Mitch Whitty & Mike Geoghegan on Development

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football, PodCast

Earlier I spoke with Mitch Whitty – North Dublin School League Technical Director and Mike Geoghegan – Kildare League Academy Director. We spoke about the FAI development plan and where they see the future of youth football in Ireland as well as the areas we need to improve on. I’ll take this opportunity to thank...

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Making contact via social media!

Apr 21, 15 Making contact via social media!

Posted by in Child Protection, The Coach Diary

We live in a world where people talk (face-to-face and by phone) less but interact more online. Social skills are declining.  As a coach you need to know what is appropriate and what’s not. For those of you on Facebook, getting a friend request from students/players you coach/teach (or interact with) is more than likely a...

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Things Coaches Do That Drive Parents Crazy

We all have the things that parents do that drive us crazy but here are somethings that coaches do that make parents a little annoyed about how we go about coaching their child (ren). Over the years I have received many emails and phone calls in relation to coaching children or not coaching children. “Players should be seen...

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