Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Best of Coaching Links This Week: Leaving Your Comfort Zone, Tattoos to Monitor Performance & More
There are a lot of people – in football as in life – who opt to allow others dictate what they’re doing. They might not realise it but without consciously intending to they let their own original thoughts be over-ruled by what is expected of them. Inspired by Mark Manson’s book and using Arrigo Sacchi as a model, this piece looks at how coaches allow others to interfere and why they shouldn’t do so.
Michael Beale, one of the most respected young coaches in England has taken the unusual step of moving to Brazil where he will be an assistant coach at Sao Paolo. It is in many ways a brave yet easy decision to make because, regardless of how it goes, the experience that he accrues will allow him to grow. In this interview he talks about that decision and provides his views on youth development.
Although as a club Fulham has faced a lot of difficulties lately, it’s big saving grace has been an academy that has produced an incredible amount of talent. It is one of the big success stories lower down the English league structure (Nottingham Forest and MK Dons being another two) that are well worth examining.
I found this piece on the advancements being made by electronics in the form of wearable tattoos extremely interesting, especially if you think about the options that it opens up for football.
“One night, I went to a bar; I was with a woman. We talked all night. We laughed, we flirted, I paid for several drinks of hers. At around 5 am, a guy came in, grabbed her by the arm and took her to the bathroom. He made love to her and she left with him. That doesn’t matter, because I had most of the possession on that night.” - Jorge Sampaoli