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Coaching Methodology

The lockdown has given me sufficient time to devise an E-Book surrounding what represents and illustrates my coaching. With an unbelievable amount of resources available now more than ever and some I’ve collated over the years, I wanted to get everything into one place. I’ve utilised and adapted amazing work from other organisations and coaches from around the world that all provide an insight into how I view, plan, approach, and reflect within my environment. With everything, I’m humble enough to credit other people’s work and have made a conscious effort to contact as many people as possible to highlight their contribution within...

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Jorg van der Breggen: Part 1

🆕: Interview Series: Part 1 🙌🏻Meet: Jorg van der Breggen ⚽️ Role: Dutch FA – Coordinator Football Development 💭 “My tendency in the beginning to maybe keep the parents away, because of the pressure and the hazzle changed completely by bringing them closer so they better understood what we were doing. The ‘enemy’ became the ‘resource’. And I really do think that as coaches we sometimes need to be a little bit humbler, because parents know their kids much better than we as coaches do. So, I believe that it is very important to make them a part of the process!” ⬇️ Read more https://thesportinginfluencerblog.wordpress.com/jorg-van-der-breggen-part-1/ You...

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Bobby Puppione

⚽️Girls Academy Director at TSJ FC VirginiaUSSF A License, US Soccer Academy Director License and US Soccer Grassroots Coach Educator 🗣”My advice to parents in youth sports: Support your child’s journey in a positive way. Don’t hover over them and make it a job. Allow them to succeed and fail while helping keep things in perspective.” ⤵️Read more here: https://thesportinginfluencerblog.wordpress.com/bobby-puppione/ Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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Kurtis Wright-Pottinger

?First Interview of 2020 ?Meet: Kurtis Wright-Pottinger ?Founder: Let’s Play The Game⚽️ Experiences: Coaching local teams and in schools for almost 16 years now ?“Every child has their own development pathway, some want to just make friends and have fun others want to really hone their skills and take it as far as they possibly can. Whatever their journey, a parent should be flexible with their expectations and have lots of PATIENCE!” Read more here via Kurtis Wright-Pottinger Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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The Vicious Circle

? Content: The Vicious Circle ?”As coaches and parents, you should understand what motivates children to play football. These motivations are usually quite different from those of adults. If a coach takes the time to explain to parents and players what kind of comments are appropriate and why then young players have a better chance of flourishing. Sometimes a vicious circle can form when a parent exhibits negative influencers. ?*Information/graphic originally retrieved from ©️ FA England: E:Learning: The Psychology Award Level 1. via The Vicious Circle ?The Sporting Influencer? https://thesportinginfluencerblog.wordpress.com/the-vicious-circle/ via The Vicious Circle Advertisements Share this: Like this: Like Loading...

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Ross Struel – Clarke

?: Interview SeriesMeet: Ross Struel – ClarkeCoached in: ??????? ?? ?? ?“Players need to make their own mistakes and then they will learn from them in the future and it is important parents and coaches identify this and create an environment where players can make mistakes. In this incident I did speak to the parent individually and he stopped standing behind the goal. I explained the reasons behind it and to be fair he understood. That’s why it is important to have an open and honest dialogue with parents as a coach.” via Ross Struel – Clarke The Sporting Influencer Advertisements Share...

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LET KIDS FAIL — It’s How Young Athletes Learn

Guest Blog by Laurie Bell from Heja Heja is the free app for sports teams. You can try Heja for your team at https://app.goheja.com/freedownload Sport’s toughest moments teach children the most — if parents & coaches can offer them the freedom to fail A friend recently shared the frightening story of a team of 7-year-olds being yelled at by their coach for 10 full minutes following a loss. Frightening, maybe, because the same story repeats itself across the youth sports world.John O’Sullivan is on a crusade to eliminate this type of negative, so-called coaching. A former Division 1 College Soccer coach turned bestselling author, speaker and...

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