Category: PEP TALKS

Pep Talks #3 Youth Player Development: 1v1 ISO or Passing skills? Part 1…

Youth Player Development: 1v1 ISO or Passing skills? Part 1… Preseason out it Spain with the U14s led to yet another thought provoking game, however, unlike the U10s game mentioned in the previous post, I didn’t leave the game in two minds. I felt confident in that the club I was working at was taking the […]

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PEP TALKS #2 Praise is not always helpful!

Praise is not always helpful! I remember one day during my first season in Spain I was sitting on the sideline with a pro level Coach. We were observing several head coaches and assistant coaches during a session, and we discussed the exercises taking notes on what we liked and how we would alter them to […]

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PEP TALKS #1 Youth Player Development- The ONLY Path to Take.

Youth Player Development- The ONLY Path to Take. Many times I have sat after games in the U.K. mulling over the meaning of life, “what could I have done better?”, “do I need to revamp our training sessions?”or “what could I have done to be blown out by 80 instead of 100?”. Many, many times! […]

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