Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Best Coaching Links Of The Week: Neuroathletics, Fear of Shame & More
Neuroathletics is difficult to define but essentially it is the practise of training your brain and linking it with your athletic prowess. It is also hard to prove just how valuable it is as a practise, regardless of the success stories that are relayed as being wholly the result of neuroathletics. Still it is important to know about it and understand what it is because even if one does not wholly accept it there are undoubtedly certain elements that are worth further study.
“Fear of shame is a waste and a trap”
Recently within the coaching community there was something of an uproar after Fulham FC put out an advert asking children to come for trials to join their academy with the call being open even to children as young as five. It sparked a big debate that focused on club’s ability to truly judge players that young. If you’re uncertain what the fuss was all about or would like to read an article that digs deep into the issue, then this is it.
Another in the ‘learn from other sports’ category this time by reading up a bit about the legendary swimming coach Jack Bauerle.
“The first task is to get to know the players really well-watching them as individuals in training and in match play-to see what is good in their natural game. Then, and only then, can we begin to outline the general tactics.” – Helenio Herrera [Legendary Inter FC manager, tactical innovator & father of catenaccio]
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