There is always something of temptation to replicate coaching sessions between different groups. Yet such sessions could end up having a negative impact.
Richard Branson is one of those rare entrepreneurs who you find yourselves somewhat automatically admiring not because of what they achieve but how they do it. His blog is often thought provoking but this piece on the growth mindset was particularly compelling.
In a week when a lot of Premier League clubs used the FA Cup to give their young players an opportunity - some being more successful than others - this interview with former Manchester United youth team coach Paul McGuinness on what a player needs to make the jump between the reserve and first team sides proved to be particularly insightful.
I had missed this when it first came out but the idea that futsal should be utilised during the winter months to help increase the technical skills of players is one worth considering.
"Football needs its roots, it needs its connection with the supporters. But those in charge seem to think they can do without them." Graham Taylor
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