Posts by The Coach Diary
Millions of children dream of being the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but the reality is that only a tiny percentage will ever make it pro in football.
Great documentary showing how ruthless and uneducated the industry is!
By Goal.com @goal on twitter!
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Youth Sport and COVID-19: Contextual, Methodological, and Practical Considerations
The unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19 offer an opportunity to reflect on existing youth sport provision. What defines a “real” sport? What are those key ingredients needed for sport to occur? Sport systems can often be resistant to...
“Essentially, I was always more of a practice coach than a game coach. This is because of my conviction that a player who practices well, plays well.” – Coach John Wooden
Coach John Wooden
Training was where Wooden always felt he really made the difference to his teams. Each day before training Wooden and his...
“The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better” @offtheball @nathanmurf Stuart Lancaster on the ‘specialisation vs generalisation’ argument in underage sport #OTBFuture
The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better;They become more rounded;The best players players are the ones...
@RvN1776 Ruud Van Nistelrooy a few years ago talking to @OxfordUnion
Education is the most important thing;
The environment is pushing kids into that dream that hardly anyone makes;
They are tired of playing by 14/15;
Let kids be kids;
The best will grow & develop into the players they will...
Really insightful hour with @JamesJClaffey and thanks to @ancoraemparo @CelticLourdes for organising it!
From James Claffey Presentation with Lourdes Celtic
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It’s Time To Change Our Approach To Youth Sport BALANCE IS BETTER @iCoachKidsWorld PUTTING THE NEEDS OF THE PARTICIPANT AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING WE DO!
Sport NZ @SportNZ @iCoachKidsEU
Sport NZ has developed the Balance is Better philosophy to inform and provide a framework that puts the needs of the participant first....
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