Paul has been at Manchester United for over 28 years as a Player & Coach.
National Coach Developer & Assistant National Youth team coach at the English FA (2017-21)Over 23 years at Manchester United, as a leader and valued team member of the Academy staff, he made a significant contribution to the development...
Geraint Davies is an Academy Lead Rugby Coach, here are his views on Children’s sport. 5 Brilliant and very simple ideas to implement!
I’ve spent the last 2 years watching my own children play Football, Rugby, Cricket & Tennis. Standing back watching them as a father is a very different experience to coaching,...
This is not the first time, I’ve posted about this and for many years now, I’ve always enjoyed the break away from coaching. Our Senior season started back in July 2021. I’m due to finish my UEFA A-License very soon (fingers crossed), just need to do 1 more assessment (all going well); for that reason I’m...
The vast majority of coaches are parents. Usual Mums or dads and mostly coaching their own child. They mostly start out assistant coach or a helper but soon enough find that they have taken over the role of Head Coach. That was my story to coaching anyway!
No two ways about it. Coaching with no experience is one of the hardest...
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Some of the take homes from Kobe Byrant Meaning of Play:
“Look at the mistake that were made, makes the corrections and moves onto the next one”;
Kids do what they see. They want to impress you and they want you to be impressed by them. If you’re on your device, they will also be on their device;
Coaching with Performance Analysis Course, at Peamount Utd Football Club, Dublin on Sat 8th Dec, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Designed by Ulster University and Performa Sports, this short course has been tailored for coaches and managers. Building on the fundamentals of sports analysis including shaping key performance indicators (KPIs) we...