THIS WEEK'S LINKS
Having struggled with depression myself in the past, this piece on Ohio State's head coach's fight to improve his mental health is one of the most important and powerful things that I've read in a long time and one that any coach should be familiar with.
This is a brilliant list of tips on how to coach today's athletes. As the piece says, coaching is all about building quality relationships.
That English football lacks enough coaches is a common complaint but, given that little seems to get done, one that bears repeating.
The greatest midfielders in the world are those who can not only spot a pass but also deliver it to areas where opponents do not expect them. That ability is dissected and analysed in this mammoth piece on spielverlagerung.com. Trust me, if you are a football coach, you HAVE to read this.
“There is no glory in practice but, without practice,there is no glory.” - Unknown
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