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Resilience – the characteristic to see out any challenges or difficulties that might arise – is being increasingly recognised as an extremely important element for anyone who wants to achieve something in his life. Too often people are willing to sacrifice if things are going their way but, as soon as they have some bad results, all that changes. The good thing is that such an attitude can be change if only we know how to build resilience.
On a similar wavelength is this piece on whether football is ignoring the mental demands of the game raises interesting points. Personally I don’t think that is the case but it is always interesting to read different arguments.
A defensive system with three at the back seems to be making something of a comeback yet whilst coaches might appreciate this tactic, players take a bit longer to convince. This article is particularly interesting because not only does it explain the benefits of the tactic but also how players can be convinced to accept it.
Winning is good: don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. What is bad is wanting to win at all costs, irrespective of player developments, ethics and anything else.
"It's not about how much you practice. It's about how much your mind is present when you're practicing." - Kobe Bryant