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Ten rules for parents from 1974

Aug 28, 15 Ten rules for parents from 1974

Posted by in Coaching, Soccer Parents

I got this information Glenn Mulcahy and it seems not much has changed in terms of parents involvement in their child’s sport. “Ten rules for parents of athletes” below written by Lloyd Percival, a coach in Canada during the 50’s and 60’s who worked with numerous athletes who became national champions...

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PARENTS’ WARNING – FOOTBALL ACADEMIES – A SIDE OF FOOTBALL NO ONE TALKS ABOUT

Aug 24, 15 PARENTS’ WARNING – FOOTBALL ACADEMIES – A SIDE OF FOOTBALL NO ONE TALKS ABOUT

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

This is a story written by Simon Bywater. It gives you a real insight into how players are sometimes treated at Academies in the UK. To think that a player with so much ability and highly recognised can be treated like this is unbelievable. I cant sit back and bite my tongue any longer. With the new football season just underway I...

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Get your players ready for the game

Aug 21, 15 Get your players ready for the game

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

The single most important thing before a game, is yours and the players game preparation. Creating good habits from an early age will help children carry them for life. I always start by reminding the players not to have sleep overs the night before a game or any event (good nights sleep) that’s important to them. If they want...

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Podcast 7: Luke Nolan St Patrick’s Athletic under 17s player

Aug 07, 15 Podcast 7: Luke Nolan St Patrick’s Athletic under 17s player

Posted by in PodCast

This week I spoke with Luke Nolan Irish International & St. Patrick’s Athletic under 17s. We talk about his life in youth football so far, the sacrifices he’s made and his dreams of becoming a professional footballer. -End I always like to hear your opinions. Please comment below or email me info@thecoachdiary.com,...

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What’s with all the running?

Aug 07, 15 What’s with all the running?

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Pre-season for some reason means that you have to run the legs off the players, no matter what age. This is a blurb from Football coach Raymond Verheijen: Pre-season incompetence: Fatiguing non-football conditioning in morning followed by football training in afternoon with already tired player. Football is a ‘speed of...

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Podcast 6: Coerver Coaching Diploma Weekend

Jul 12, 15 Podcast 6: Coerver Coaching Diploma Weekend

Posted by in Coaching Clinics, PodCast

In Podcast 6 I spend the day at the Coerver Coaching Diploma speaking with the course organisers, the coaches in attendance as well as the players involved in the exercises.     -End I always like to hear your opinions. Please comment below or email me info@thecoachdiary.com, if you don’t have anything to add then...

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New Season, New Level…Rejection or Selection??

Jul 06, 15 New Season, New Level…Rejection or Selection??

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

So the season has only just ended for most and now it’s time to switch off from football before another season begins. Wait now….. it’s starting again!! As just as another season ends along come July 1st (open season). Which for people reading this outside of Ireland this is when players can trial for other clubs...

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Coaching Mastery Course – update

Jun 15, 15 Coaching Mastery Course – update

Posted by in Educating

Coaches I know with the end of school craziness that all of us are dealing with these days you may have missed my last few emails about the “Coaching Mastery” Free video series put on by John O’Sullivan of the Changing the Game Project. You have probably read many of Johns articles or seen his TED talk on youth...

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