TRAINING JOURNAL

Coach without a training journal is not really a proper coach! Attending of coaching seminars and participating in coaching courses does not automatically make anyone a coach. Simple appointing or registering as a coach does not make one either. Becoming of coach is a long process of gaining experience which turns an enthusiastic person into a real coach. It is possible to make this process easier (and it’s strongly recommended) by attending coaching courses, searching and studying... Read More

TRAINING EFFECTIVNESS

It might be hard to hear but training twice a week is very ineffective if one wants to improve one’s physical fitness and become a professional. It’s nice that people enjoy playing sports but two training sessions a week combined with no other sport activities are not enough to affect and improve one’s performance (because the gaps between training sessions are too long and  thus positive adaptation and desired changes in the athletes body are very small  – that... Read More

COACHING

Are you a good coach? Can you give constructive feedback to your team and to individual players? This article is about how to be a better coach. My main and foremost advice is to take a dictaphone to the match (simply use your mobile phone) and record all instructions you give before and during the game. Based on my own experience two kinds of improvement can be made. Awareness of being recorded will make you coach better than usual. You will try even harder to give a concrete... Read More

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