Prioritizing Youth Development

When developing youth players you are helping the players improve their decision making and the executions of these decision in the context of football. Now, for some reason this is not something that everyone seams to understand and as a result there are youth players all over the world doing a lot of strange things besides playing football in training. In this post the subject of training with multiple groups/teams during a single training week will be looked at. In some countries there is a ’quantity discussion’ since they are prioritizing different external interests instead of developing football players that … Continue reading Prioritizing Youth Development

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 could be because that’s what it says in the book. You could also be one of those people who want to be an ”overnight success” story and use a mentor to hack the process and make that elusive step to the spotlight tomorrow. As you … Continue reading Using a mentor to improve

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 from e v e r y o n e matters. That means that you, regardless of your position in the organization should ask yourself if you are a good role model for your players, coaches, staff, fans and even for your bosses. The question that … Continue reading Are you a good role model?

Are you leading by example?

When talking about leadership there are words like ”optimism”, ”freedom”, ”enabling” and ”motivation” along with other words that sound very good that are being thrown around by people who probably mean well. However, they may be missing out on the biggest difference maker and what should be the starting point of all leadership, regardless if it’s in business or in sports. Continue reading Are you leading by example?

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?