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If you want a better relationship with the players, be curious

We often associate curiosity with children, but curiosity can be an upgrade that enables coaches to establish a better relationship with players. To get closer to them, to hear what they are thinking. Players usually distance themselves from coaches, and they communicate in a passive way. Curiosity is an excellent way to open the players and get them into a conversation. What is the most common obstacle related to interacting with players? Lack of questions! The most common mistake of coaches when talking to players is that they are constantly telling …

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„Intelligence plus character – makes a great coach !“ (2)

You must have often heard of a certain coach that he has been credible. What does that mean? This means that when he says something, he stands behind it, even if it is in opposition to the trends, the opinions of the majority. Credibility is when you do what you are saying. During my work at a professional club, I often encountered different instances of coach’s inconsistencies. The most common were situations when coaches made rules that would later violate themselves because they did not apply them equally to all players …

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“Intelligence plus character – makes a great coach!” (1)

The title of this text is a paraphrase of  the wonderful thought of Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “Intelligence plus character – that’s the goal of true education.” Why is intelligence one of the main prerequisites for the success of a coaching job? Intelligence, simplified, is the ability to adapt to different circumstances. How does intelligence manifest itself in a coaching practice? There is, for example, Cristiano Ronaldo. Can you approach Ronaldo in a similar way you approach Mateo Kovacic? You have to find a way and if you are …

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“We do it to be more brave on the pitch”

The success of a club (no matter whether it is school, amateur or professional one) depends not only on whether you have good players and coaches, but also on the climate and communication culture that exists in the club. If all of the mentioned factors are joined in an integrated partnership – the club’s success can not be failed. The success of the small club Ostersunds FK from the eastern Swedish town of 50K inhabitants is a perfect example. Apart from being at the top of the table in the national …

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