Why Dictatorial Coaches Are Extinct (Or Should Be)
Football, specifically youth football, was once the domain of coaches who felt the urge to act as disciplinarians first and foremost with no on being able to questions their dictates. They might have done it for the right reasons but they were wrong. This piece explains why.
Developing Self-Learners through Game-calls and Game-Based Coaching
"By underpinning our coaching methods with innovative methods of communication (Future Game, 2010) such as Game-calls, we will see an increased level of team cohesion, understanding, skill and unity towards the ‘transcendence’ stage of knowledge whereby the decisions players make become more autonomous (instinctive) with each other."
Five key attributes of the mentally tough athlete
I have been reading a lot about mentality and mental strengths of top performers so am now of the view that it is very difficult to distil what is needed into a list. That said, the advice in this piece is a good primer that any coach and player should be aware of and trying to adopt to their circumstance.
Development first, winning second. How some youth coaches stunt player growth
It might be common attitude now not to push children - especially younger ones - to win at the cost of everything else. That said, it is important to note that winning is second, not nowhere.
Quote of the Week
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it" Winston Churchill displaying aspects of mentality - self belief and determination - that are needed to succeed.