Does Coaching From The Sidelines Help?

A coach should be judged on their long-term performance, not just results. Manchester United recently won the U18 title, but their U23 team was relegated. There are many U23 players on loan at other teams or even in the Manchester United first team. When the U18s are the best, and the U23s are developed and playing at higher levels, this is what success in coaching looks like.

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Youth Coaching – What’s Your Goal?

Focus on the things you want to see. If you tell your penalty taker to “not miss” what are they thinking of? Keep your sight on the target you want to hit, and act accordingly. Focus on what you want to see, not what you want to stop.
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Managing vs Directing vs Coaching

What are your goals? Is your focus simply to win games? Are you looking for immediate success or long-term success? What will players say in the years to come? We won some trophies? Is that the goal, or would you rather they remember you for the lessons you taught them about winning, losing, hard work, dedication, team work, and the groundwork that goes into winning?

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The Underdog – Three Approaches – World Cup Edition – Switzerland

Switzerland had to deal with some very low standards of integrity from Brazil and it would have been easy to get frustrated, but they didn’t. They stuck at their task, worked hard, and matched Brazil in possession and control of the game. The did a great job of fighting and keeping up with a superior, but not dominant team. Well done, Switzerland.

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The Difference Between Winning And Losing

“Winning isn’t everything, but neither is losing.” There is a great deal that can be taken from this, but the main point is that our focus should be on what we are capable of, and we can often learn more and grow more from a loss than a win. If we continue to improve, work hard, and make our best better, we will eventually be unbeatable, and there will be a lot of winning along the way.

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