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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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Coaching Lessons From Sir Alex Ferguson

0 Submitted by on Fri, 10 May 2013, 01:38
  As his managerial journey comes to an end this weekend, it would not do Sir Alex Ferguson justice to write a blog summarizing his strengths as a coach. There are so many to mention, they would be better suited to a book. Instead, I will focus on two key areas that I feel were keys to his reign at 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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Accountability In Action

0 Submitted by on Mon, 01 April 2013, 19:54
        “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”  Vincent T. Lombardi   Time flies at University of Cincinnati Women’s Soccer and it has very much been a case of making the days count rather than counting the days. As a program, we have all been working hard on setting Continue Reading...
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3v2 Transition Game

0 Submitted by on Fri, 15 March 2013, 15:21
  Transition is a popular theme in the modern gams, and for good reason. Transitional play tends to have much greater intensity than possession play because of directionality of the game. Players have to be aware mentally, process information quickly, and perform at a high speed if they want to be successful. Physically of course, it also hard work and Continue Reading...
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Attacking and Playing Forward

0 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 20:39
  Below is a recent session at University of Cincinnati aimed at encouraging players to play forward  and attack with speed. The session incorporates attacking with width, combination play, and overloading areas in the aim of creating goalscoring opportunities. We also added game like situations with the functional work in order to give players problems to solve in the attempt Continue Reading...
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