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The success and happiness of a coach depends not only on knowledge but also on the virtues

Have you ever wondered why some coaches have the power, success and happiness in their profession, and the other don’t, although they have the same level of education and they’ve graduated at the same schools? Because success and happiness depend not only on knowledge but also on virtues. Knowledge, talent, skill and technology are a help, and virtues are power. We all notice the qualities of a coach who is a team worker, a good communicator, and a motivator. A coach using the aforementioned features shows that he aquired these, for …

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What can we learn from the head coach of Croatian national team ?

The reflectors are off. The streets and squares of the Russian cities, but also the other soccer towns around the world, are deserted. The murmur of people of all colors and races has silenced. One of the best ever World Championships finished, only reviews and analyses remained. I am incredibly proud of my Croatian team success. I am thanking my friends on congratulating me and keep explaining to my Irish friends – how come that such a small country as Croatia, with twice as few inhabitants as city of London, reached …

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YOUTH FOOTBALL: Result or not?

Is victory the most instinctive impulse a person can feel in the sport? Well yes, not doubt that winning is a tremendous incentive and motivator for every participant in sports events, but I still think there is something more important at young age – having fun playing and at the same time mastering a football alphabet. For every coach who trains kids from eight to ten years of age the easiest way to secure victory would be to select the team from the most powerful and strongest children. But I am …

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Is a lost match a failure?

For successful coaches, it is not! The lost match, but also any other mistake that coach makes, should not be perceived as a failure. It should be accepted as a lesson that moves you forward to future successes. Mistakes that coach makes and lost matches are simply a path to a deeper understanding and future quality solutions. We do need to understand the loss to be able to measure the victory, right? The lost match is nothing if you are aware of your mistakes in the preparation and setting of the …

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Manchester United has more than 107 million followers in China

The appearance of television was crucial for moving sports from local to global. Thanks to television, the sport has opened its the window to the world. Along with the development of electronic media followed by expansion of new commercial technologies, the sport has become a planetary good, and the sports industry one of the most profitable global businesses. Thanks to new technologies, the sport is now available in every part of the globe. And where visibility is, there are always sponsors and advertisers who have quickly recognized the marketing value of …

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