Get to know your players

Imagine you are coaching a game and your team is losing 2-0 after two giveaways by your centre back. He is normally one of the best players on the team and this performance is very uncharacteristic. The centre back rarely makes any mistakes, but in this game he’s made several and two of them has... Continue Reading →

Uncomfortable receiving feedback?

As a coach and as a leader you are constantly giving your players and staff members feedback for their work every day. That’s part of being a good leader, to always help guide the process by providing relevant feedback. You received some of your training in giving feedback when you did your coach education courses.... Continue Reading →

Protect your players

The only way to be successful as a coach is to have players that execute the plan you have devised to achieve your common goal. Whether that is winning the league or developing players for a higher level, your players are the conduit to reach your goal. You are the leader and therefore the one that... Continue Reading →

How do you communicate with your staff?

We have already established that there are a lot of miscommunication in the football world between coaches and players [link to post]. Too many coaches use words that are non-contextual and without meaning and then expect the players to understand what they are talking about. The only logical conclusion to fix this problem is for... Continue Reading →

Preseason goal setting

At the moment the preseason is well on it’s way in the US and in Scandinavia with players enduring the hardship of starting up again after a relaxing vacation time away from football. The players are facing a new season with high hopes of improving themselves and their team. When they come in to training... Continue Reading →

Using a mentor to improve

Maybe you are a young coach that have just started and want to learn as much as possible as fast as possible. Or maybe you’re a coach who wants to move on to a higher level or a coaching job with more responsibility. If you’ve read books about leadership your reason for wanting a mentor... Continue Reading →

Are you a good role model?

No matter what position you hold in your club, if you are in a leadership position or if you are furthest down on the ladder of your organization, it’s the same question that should be going through your head. The only way for an organization to be truly successful is to acknowledge that every contribution... Continue Reading →

Super Bowl comeback

I am still in chock after the massive comeback from the Patriots yesterday. How can a team that is down by 25 points with only one quarter remaining not give up? What is it that makes them keep going and believe in themselves to make that comeback real? How come it looked like the Patriots... Continue Reading →

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