The 5-Minute Football Coach #48
Transitional rondo, Accountability, Coach’s ego
Here are your highlights for this week:
⚽️ Practice of the week
A transitional rondo with 5v2 players from the German national team. Apparently on the lighter side, so more for recovery.
📖 Topic of the week
As young players go from mini-soccer to youth soccer, things get a little bit more serious. It’s still about having fun in a safe environment, but topics like competition and accountability come into play.
So what’s ‘accountability’ and how to best explain it to players? Let’s see Jay Bilas have a go:
💡 Idea of the week
What makes a good coach? “No swagger, no ego, just grit. A desire to help the players and to help the team” - wise words from Dave Wright in a recent essay well worth reading. Energy, focus and pride by all means, but not ego.
After all, the margin between losing and winning is so fine...
I hope you enjoyed this. Have a great week!
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