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Selector Zlatko Dalić, the pride of Croatia

The lights of Qatar’s glamorous stadiums have been turned off. Impressions from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 still linger today. The achievements of national teams, players and coaches are analyzed. TV stations and Online portals are showering us with images of celebrations in Argentina, Croatia and Morocco. I couldn’t remain immune to the past events in Qatar, so I dedicated this blog to the coach of the Croatian national football team, Zlatko Dalić. And not without a reason. Thanks to him, after the Russian silver in 2018, my little Croatia …

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It’s not all about the professional knowledge, isn’t it?

Because in the the demanding job of a sport’s coach it is not all about professional knowledge and experience only – there are some other, crucial for success,  characteristics and skills of the individual, such as: intelligence, character, efficient and high quality communication, attitude, courage, responsibility, self-control, cooperation, hard work. Having previously a  successful player’s career is a great advantage at the very start for the coach  because charisma of the top player is the key that opens the door to every club, when it comes to getting a job. But …

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The coaching profession is no longer exclusively linked with the pitch

It’s often said that a coach is a man who says on Friday he knows how his team’s match will end on Saturday, while on Sunday, with the same confidence, he’s explaining why it didn’t happen. From this humorous sentence it can be concluded that the coaching profession is no longer exclusively linked with the pitch, the individual or even team. Today, alongside athletes, a coach has to communicate with the media, sponsors, parents and fans. He also needs to show to them his own example on how to behave, how …

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How to react to a player disturbing team’s atmosphere?

It’s quite normal for experienced coaches to accept that players need to relax from time to time and the fact that sometimes they can get up a mischief. It’s human an natural. Most young men, at some point during their youth are unable to resist life’s naughty temptations and lure off-track in their behaviour. There are usually two tactics successful coaches use when faced with behavioural issues from the players. One is used in mild circumstances. It consists of complete ignorance or disregard to the inappropriate behaviour of player. Coaching practice …

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Coaches who communicate effectively have motivated players

Communication is an indispensable part of the coaching job. In order for the communication of the coach to be effective, it must be timely, understandable, unambiguous and credible. As far as the content of communication is concerned, it is important that the players understand what the coach wants to tell them. Players need to know what is expected from them, what their contribution to the team is and how it will be evaluated and rewarded. It is important to plan the communication with players in order to ensure accurate information on …

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