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Harry Versus Rafa: Which Coaching Style Is The Best?

0 Submitted by on Wed, 28 November 2012, 02:28
Last week two of the Premier League’s greatest managers/coaches returned to English football’s top flight. Both Harry Redknapp and Rafa Benitez start their new jobs at different ends of the table and with contrasting coaching styles. Harry is the ultimate “man manager” and psychologist. Players love playing for him and this is shown in the expansive style of soccer that his teams have always Continue Reading...
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The Ingredients For A Comeback

0 Submitted by on Fri, 05 October 2012, 04:32
  This past weekend saw one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history at Medinah Golf Club as Team Europe came back to defeat the Americans in the Ryder Cup. People have put the comeback down to a number of things from choking, to team chemistry, to plain old lady luck. However, as much as these factors may have played Continue Reading...
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Why A History Lesson In Sports Psychology May Solve ‘The Ronaldo Problem’

0 Submitted by on Wed, 05 September 2012, 02:23
When Cristiano Ronaldo failed to celebrate his recent goals in Real Madrid’s recent victory against Grenada and followed it up with some post-game quotes, the football world took notice. Ronaldo claimed that the reasons for his unhappiness were “professional” and that “the people who work here know why.” As alarm bells started ringing, everyone has been guessing that is is Continue Reading...
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Great Book For Coaches and Soccer Players: Dan Abrahams – Soccer Tough

1 Submitted by on Mon, 20 August 2012, 00:39
  Since becoming familiar with Dan Abraham’s work in the past year via Twitter, it is safe to say that I am a huge fan of his work. Dan has worked with Premiership club Queens Park Rangers, England national teams, and a host of professional players. His work, which is extremely beneficial to coaches and players alike, is designed to improve Continue Reading...
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Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 3

1 Submitted by on Wed, 15 August 2012, 04:12
One of the many nice surprises on the “NSCAA Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking Course’ was the fact that he brought his entire staff along with him for the presentation. Mourinho’s staff included Rui Faria, Aitor Karanka,  Silvino Louro, Luis Campos, Santiago Lozano, Carlos Lalín and José Morais. Each of them would discuss the area in which they specialized in. Like Continue Reading...
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Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 2

13 Submitted by on Thu, 09 August 2012, 05:03
Having read so much about the Jose Mourinho “coaching experience”, I felt as though I was taking my place in the stands for something very special. Like his presentation earlier on that day, it did not disappoint. I can honestly say that every aspect of the training session was done with a higher level of organization, quicker tempo, and a degree Continue Reading...
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Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 1

3 Submitted by on Thu, 02 August 2012, 13:39
 I have been a fan of Jose Mourinho for many years. When the opportunity came to watch him work first hand with Real Madrid in Los Angeles, I signed up for the NSCAA Course right away. I have observed numerous training sessions at professional clubs with top coaches before, but this was different. I expected to get an insight to how Continue Reading...
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