Kids just want to have FUN…

Kids just want to have fun and if they’re not having fun, they may not come back. At the end of the day it’s just a game…a kids game and in years to come when you look back at the results they will mean nothing….. Someone asked me the other day what would I say to a coach starting out? I remember reading...

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Lessons from 2015 & some of the best learning resources for 2016

Dec 31, 15 Lessons from 2015 & some of the best learning resources for 2016

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Most of the content on this blog and FB page is aimed at the recreational paren/coach, who might be working with his or her team 2/3 times per week with a game at the weekend. However even if you are an academy coach working full-time there is plenty for you also. I like to thing there is something for everyone no matter what level...

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Making contact via social media!

We live in a world where people talk (face-to-face and by phone) less but interact more online. Social skills are declining.  As a coach you need to know what is appropriate and what’s not. For those of you on Facebook, getting a friend request from students/players you coach/teach (or interact with) is more than likely a...

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Things Coaches Do That Drive Parents Crazy

We all have the things that parents do that drive us crazy but here are somethings that coaches do that make parents a little annoyed about how we go about coaching their child (ren). Over the years I have received many emails and phone calls in relation to coaching children or not coaching children. “Players should be seen...

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Dec 22, 14 Merry Christmas Everyone!!

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Wishing all our subscribers a very Merry Christmas and more Success & Happiness for 2015. Thank you for all your contributions in 2014. I personally have learnt so much from you and I hope you have learnt from the content on The Coach Diary. I have more plans for 2015 and will certainly continue my education in the field of...

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What’s really important is getting better, NOT WINNING!

Dec 12, 14 What’s really important is getting better, NOT WINNING!

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Let’s be honest a child would rather get better at what they are doing, than focus on winning all the time. Winning is not really that important. Here are some of the things that aren’t really important and winning is one of them: Being “better” then someone else on your team, is NOT REALLY...

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Don’t ruin your season over a very basic decision….

It’s called the business time of the year as many teams are fighting relegation, or on the brinks of a first league championship or for some it’s a cup semi or even a cup final. Many coaches/managers can’t put their entire season and coach reputation on the line by not being true to their beliefs, players and...

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