One of a Number: Surviving football’s ruthless system

Feb 22, 21 One of a Number: Surviving football’s ruthless system

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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! END – We always like to hear your opinions and...

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Good Reads this week:

Feb 17, 21 Good Reads this week:

Posted by in Irish Grassroots Football

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...

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Coach John Wooden

Feb 17, 21 Coach John Wooden

Posted by in Coach Talk

“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...

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“The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better

Feb 13, 21 “The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better

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“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...

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@RvN1776 Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Feb 13, 21 @RvN1776 Ruud Van Nistelrooy

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@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...

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@JamesJClaffey

Feb 13, 21 @JamesJClaffey

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Really insightful hour with @JamesJClaffey and thanks to @ancoraemparo @CelticLourdes for organising it! Your Why From James Claffey Presentation with Lourdes Celtic END – We always like to hear your opinions and views. If you feel you have something to say or content to share, please comment below or email...

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BALANCE IS BETTER

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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