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The Evolution Of The Modern Coach

0 Submitted by on Thu, 07 November 2013, 18:14
Whether we realise it or not, we have well and truly arrived in the modern football era. The same game we all grew up loving has evolved from the beautiful game into a global business. The football climate throughout the world has changed in so many ways, most notably within the last five years. Worldwide media follow the game 24/7, Continue Reading...
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Focusing On The Process

0 Submitted by on Mon, 23 September 2013, 13:53
¬† In our never ending search to maximize performance, the coaching staff at UC met with our sports psychologist¬†Peter Ganshirt last Thursday. Peter was kind enough to stop by the office and have an informal chat about how the season was progressing and what challenges we were facing. The conversation moved towards the importance of momentum and confidence in a Continue Reading...
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Focus On The Journey, Not The Destination

0 Submitted by on Fri, 06 September 2013, 15:41
It is past 1am on the east coast as I write this in a hotel lobby in Long Beach, California, struggling to adjust to the time difference. Travel has been one of the biggest challenge’s for our team over the past two weeks, traveling to Florida, Nebraska, and now the west coast as part of our regular season schedule. Put Continue Reading...
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Jurgen Klopp – Dortmund Defensive Transition Exercise

0 Submitted by on Tue, 27 August 2013, 02:29
Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund took the Champions League by storm last season, on both sides of the ball. Although the Final against Bayern was a masterclass in speed of play and execution, it was the the 4-1 defeat of Real Madrid that really epitomized the strength of defensive system, as Klopp won the tactical battle against Jose Mourinho. Continue Reading...
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How George Best Influenced My Love of the Game

2 Submitted by on Mon, 24 June 2013, 18:33
They say that you should never meet your heroes because you will always be disappointed. Thankfully, I did not experience this when I had the privilege of spending time with one of the greatest players in the history of the game, twenty years ago in the summer of 1993. My father, Sean, had always organized the local summer soccer schools Continue Reading...
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How To Coach Luis Suarez

0 Submitted by on Mon, 29 April 2013, 01:31
There is never a dull moment with a talent like Luis Suarez. In case you have no interest in soccer or have been stuck on a desert island, he is the Liverpool forward who tried to take a bite out of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a Premier League encounter last Sunday. After public outcry, Suarez apologized via Twitter for Continue Reading...
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Communication Is Key To Coaching – Just Ask Paolo Di Canio

0 Submitted by on Mon, 22 April 2013, 03:11
  Paolo Di Canio is having a huge impact on Premier League sidelines at the minute. He has arrived at Sunderland and rescued them from the brink of relegation. He has galvanized the club, brought a winning mentality back, and somehow got the players believing again. But has he brought in new ideas or an approach that Martin O’Neil never Continue Reading...
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