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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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Coaching Mastery with Changing The Game Project

Jun 13, 15 Coaching Mastery with Changing The Game Project

Posted by in Educating

Get a free copy of the book ‘Changing The Game’ Many of you know that I work closely with John O’Sullivan and the Changing the Game Project. John’s is an internationally known writer and speaker, as well as a former professional soccer player and longtime coach. We share a lot of each others content as we...

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Podcast 5: Paul Fogarty – Head Of Youth Development Shelbourne FC

Jun 11, 15 Podcast 5: Paul Fogarty – Head Of Youth Development Shelbourne FC

Posted by in Coaching, PodCast

In Podcast 5, I speak with Paul Fogarty of Shelbourne FC. We discuss coaching, UEFA B & A Licenses, Youth Development, The new League Of Ireland u17s League and more…. -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 please forward...

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Open Letter from a Volunteer Coach in New Zealand

Jun 09, 15 Open Letter from a Volunteer Coach in New Zealand

Posted by in Coaching

“Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field. My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received… angry emails, full of...

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Playing With Confidence…

Jun 04, 15 Playing With Confidence…

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

Confidence is a feeling and one that you cannot buy, wish or hope for. It comes from demonstrated skill, practice and previous success. The more confidence you have the more you will relax, focus and trust yourself in pressurised moments. Playing with confidence gives you the best chance to succeed and this will help you to reach...

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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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