Improving Communication

We know that as a football coach your role is to improve the quality of your players football actions. This means that the reason for the coach to be in the training session is to improve the communication between players within the different team functions and team tasks by improving the decision making of the individual players. By helping players make better decisions you as the coach are improving the quality of your players football actions and as a result you are improving football.  Imagine taking over a new team before the upcoming season. You start by analyzing the squad … Continue reading Improving Communication

“Mental Toughness”

Read this statement that was made of a football coach ”There is a direct correlation between mental toughness and defending. You won’t find a mentally tough team who don’t defend well”. The question you need to ask yourself after reading this statement is if you think it makes sense, because if you think it does, you need to think again. Now, for those who don’t think this statement makes sense or for those who is intrigued to find out why it doesn’t make sense we will analyze this tweet in this blog post. I want to make clear that this … Continue reading “Mental Toughness”

How do you communicate with your players?

Imagine that you get in at work in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, say hi to your co-workers and sit down at your desk. You are ready to start the day and feel motivated about doing your job as good as humanly possible. Your boss comes walking up besides you, stops, looks down at you and say ”Last week you didn’t look sharp. Can you try to be a bit more sharp today?” before moving on to the next desk. You sit there at your desk with your coffee cup and a blank stare of chock and thinking, what? Continue reading How do you communicate with your players?