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The Evolution Of The Half-Time Team Talk

0 Submitted by on Tue, 14 January 2014, 03:15
It has been happening to coaches around the world every weekend, since the game was invented. They find themselves two goals down at halftime, their team has been a shadow of their normal selves, and one or two individuals look as though they would rather be somewhere else. It can go the other way just as easily. They cannot believe Continue Reading...
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An Appreciation Of Luis Suarez

0 Submitted by on Thu, 19 December 2013, 03:10
Before we start, I am not a Liverpool or Luis Suarez fan. I promise! I was fortunate enough to attend Sunday’s demolition game between Liverpool and Tottenham. Although curious to see two coaches I admire, Brendan Rodgers and Andre Villa Boas, set up their teams, I could not wait to see Luis Suarez up close. Working with a fanatical Liverpool Continue Reading...
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NCAA College Cup Observations

0 Submitted by on Tue, 10 December 2013, 23:05
While recruiting this past weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina, I attended the NCAA College Cup and watched the two semi-final games on Friday night. Firstly, Florida State University took on Virginia Tech, followed by UCLA against Virginia. The weather and big crowd contributed to a good night of soccer but, above all, the quality on the field was fantastic. Below Continue Reading...
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The Perfect Way Of Coaching

0 Submitted by on Wed, 27 November 2013, 12:59
  Perfection is a widely used but sometimes misguided concept in sport. We are told at an early age that practice makes perfect, along with experiencing long sessions drilling for a skill to be performed a certain way. “We’re not leaving here until it is perfect” is a phrase most of us have heard from our coaches throughout the years. It has Continue Reading...
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Roy Keane – The Perfect Assistant Coach?

0 Submitted by on Wed, 13 November 2013, 17:17
Never in the history of football has the appointment of an assistant coach created as much news as Roy Keane joining Martin O’Neill at Republic of Ireland. Arguably one of the greatest players of his generation, Keane has, however, struggled to bring his knowledge and combative personality over to the coaching side of the game. He has spent the past two Continue Reading...
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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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