Are coaches always right?

Most coaches want to be right, all of the time. So I was pleasantly surprised when I read that if a man is right 55 percent of the time, he can be considered a great man. If you want to convince your players that certain training exercises can be done better, you should never say “I’ll prove to you that this can be done better”! This is the same as telling them “You’d better listen to me, because I’m smarter than you”. Defiance and conflict among players and a toxic atmosphere …

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Set goals are an expression of a common pursuit

It’s a kind of art form to build a successful team in sport. Not even the greatest coaches in the world succeed overnight. No, Maxi, I’m not exaggerating when describing the process of creating a team. I know, it’s not a coach’s game, but it is a player’s game. Although it’s the players who are physically playing, the coach is the one who holds a clear vision of the game and the team, and transforms it into practice with the players. The coach must help players to fully understand what it …

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Mental Performance of a Champion

  “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile” —Vince Lombardir Becoming a successful football player or being a player is never as easy as you may have been thinking. True players can only tell you this. The problem is that the real players have been able to mask the underlying internal workings of the football mental game …

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