CHILDREN’S SPORT
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
8M ago
Geraint Davies is an Academy Lead Rugby Coach, here are his views on Children’s sport. 5 Brilliant and very simple ideas to implement! I’ve spent the last 2 years watching my own children play Football, Rugby, Cricket & Tennis. Standing back watching them as a father is a very different experience to coaching, teaching or ..read more
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Take The Break!
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
8M ago
This is not the first time, I’ve posted about this and for many years now, I’ve always enjoyed the break away from coaching. Our Senior season started back in July 2021. I’m due to finish my UEFA A-License very soon (fingers crossed), just need to do 1 more assessment (all going well); for that reason ..read more
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When does sport stop being about activity and just about competition? – Dr Colman Noctor
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
1y ago
Is Sport about activity or competition? I am a child psychotherapist and I must admit I have an ambivilant relationship with children’s sport. The reason for this is that I have borne witness to stories where sport was a life saver for some children. The structure, the camaraderie and the sense of belonging was achieved ..read more
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Horst Wein: How To Develop Creative Potential Within Each Child
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
1y ago
Horst Wein,  first coach to be awarded the title of FIH Master Coach, was born in Hanover, Germany in 1941. In this post we share some of his teaching as we remember as one of the greatest Children coaches in hockey and football of all time. Horst has majored in the ground-breaking concept of Game Intelligence, since ..read more
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A Healthy Philosophy of Winning
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
1y ago
An important issue requiring clarification is the difference between professional and developmental models of sport. Professional sport is a huge commercial enterprise, where the major objectives are directly linked to their status in the entertainment industry. The goals of professional sports are to entertain and to make money. Financial success is of primary importance and ..read more
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BLOCK vs RANDOM PRACTICE: READ, PLAN, DO
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
2y ago
How to Optimize Your Practice with Motor Learning Key Points Game skills are complexEvery time you do a skill in a game, regardless of sport, you have to read, plan, and do. We call this process the “total skill It’s all about transferTransfer is the word motor learning scientists use to describe real learning. When ..read more
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One of a Number: Surviving football’s ruthless system
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
2y ago
Millions of children dream of being the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but the reality is that only a tiny percentage will ever make it pro in football. Great documentary showing how ruthless and uneducated the industry is! By Goal.com @goal on twitter! END – We always like to hear your opinions and views ..read more
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The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
2y ago
Youth Sport and COVID-19: Contextual, Methodological, and Practical Considerations The unique circumstances surrounding COVID-19 offer an opportunity to reflect on existing youth sport provision. What defines a “real” sport? What are those key ingredients needed for sport to occur? Sport systems can often be resistant to change because this “is how we’ve always done it ..read more
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Coach John Wooden
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
2y ago
“Essentially, I was always more of a practice coach than a game coach. This is because of my conviction that a player who practices well, plays well.” – Coach John Wooden Training was where Wooden always felt he really made the difference to his teams. Each day before training Wooden and his assistants would spend ..read more
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“The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better
The Coach Diary Football Blog | Discussing the changes with the kids in mind, age specific coaching!
by The Coach Diary
2y ago
“The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better” @offtheball @nathanmurf Stuart Lancaster on the ‘specialisation vs generalisation’ argument in underage sport #OTBFuture The more sports you can play from a younger age, the better; They become more rounded; The best players players are the ones who had the broadest experiences in ..read more
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