A Healthy Philosophy of Winning

An important issue requiring clarification is the difference between professional and developmental models of sport. Professional sport is a huge commercial enterprise, where the major objectives are directly linked to their status in the entertainment industry. The goals of professional sports are to entertain and to make money....

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Coach John Wooden

Feb 17, 21 Coach John Wooden

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“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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@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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Tactic Talk

Nov 23, 16 Tactic Talk

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TCD – What is Tactic all about Tactic – Tactic is a new website for players and coaches to share sports video. We have taken the footage editing tools you see on ‘Match of the Day’ and made it easy for everyone to highlight Tactics. Users can link Youtube videos of their favourite team, or their own match...

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COACH TALK: Dennis Hortin

Feb 01, 15 COACH TALK: Dennis Hortin

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This week I’ve gone Nordic, I’m speaking to Swedish Coach Dennis Hortin from AIK Alvsjo. Dennis has some very forward thinking  and progressive views on player development. This possibly the longest and most informative interview I have done. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting to him. Let’s Start > DH: This is by...

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COACH TALK: Christian McAuley

Dec 01, 14 COACH TALK: Christian McAuley

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This week I spoke with Christian McAuley grassroots coach at Newbridge town. TCD: How did you get into coaching? CM: Like many coaches I got in to coaching because of my son. I wanted to give him the best football education and set about researching player development. Although I played football for 25+ years I soon found out how...

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COACHTALK: Johnny McKinstry

Oct 20, 14 COACHTALK: Johnny McKinstry

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Johnny is qualified at the highest level in Europe and America, holding  an Academy Managers’ Licence (English FA); Premier Diploma (NSCAA); and UEFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence (IFA) as well as a range of other academic and professional qualifications. He was Head Coach of the Sierra Leone National Men’s...

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