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10 Things That All Great Soccer Players Do

0 Submitted by on Tue, 08 May 2012, 14:00
  The greatest players in the history of the beautiful game may be from different countries, generations, and backgrounds.  However, they all share certain characteristics that has brought them to the pinnacle of the soccer world. It is no secret that to be great at anything takes a lot of work, but what areas need the most attention? Relying on talent alone will not Continue Reading...
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How High Has Guardiola Raised The Bar For Coaches?

0 Submitted by on Mon, 30 April 2012, 02:59
Like millions of others this past Friday, I was very disappointed to hear about Pep Guardiola’s decision to walk away from Barcelona at the end of the season. Nothing about Guardiola is normal. Winning 13 trophies out of a possible 17 within four years, in the world’s greatest league, is not normal. Coaching a team to a 90% plus pass Continue Reading...
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How To Beat Barcelona…

0 Submitted by on Fri, 20 April 2012, 20:03
For the past three seasons we have marvelled at the quality of Barcelona with the magic of Messi, the destruction of Manchester United in last season’s Champions League, and the weekly 80% plus average possession and pass completion of their midfielders. Matching up against the Catalan giants has to be one of the biggest challenges in world sport, for players Continue Reading...
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Learning From Alan Stein Coaching Clinic

0 Submitted by on Mon, 16 April 2012, 04:04
  This past weekend I attended Alan Stein’s Cutting Edge Clinic in Charlotte. I have followed Alan’s work via Twitter and Facebook and was keen to see it in person. Alan is the top basketball-specific strength and conditioning coach in the world. As a performance consultant for Nike Basketball, he has worked with the top players including Kobe Bryant, Lebron Continue Reading...
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Maximizing Your Potential – Gary Neville

0 Submitted by on Fri, 24 February 2012, 02:33
Skill and flair are not the first words that spring to mind when describing Gary Neville. However, no other soccer player epitomizes commitment, sacrifice, and character as “Red Nev”. He is one of the best examples of a player exceeding peoples expectations because of those qualities. He made 602 appearances for Manchester United, winning eight Premiership titles, and appeared 85 times for England including Continue Reading...
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Learning From Brendan Rogers

0 Submitted by on Tue, 24 January 2012, 00:57
  A coaching philosophy is the DNA for any top coach. This will be the key ingredient in how a coach handles situations, acts and reacts, communicates to his/her players, and instills discipline. It is difficult for us to see this philosophy if we are not in the locker room, training ground, or practice field every day. Therefore, the best Continue Reading...
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Book Review: Talent Is Overrated

0 Submitted by on Wed, 11 January 2012, 18:58
Having recently read “Talent is Overrated” by Geoff Colvin, I wanted to share my views on how this book relates to coaching and performance. We have all been guilty (myself especially) of believing that certain performers, artists, musicians, or business people are successful because they are naturally gifted or “born with something”.  Every time I watch Messi play or look Continue Reading...
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