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Communication and Performance – A Vital Link (Part 3) — Jennifer Griffin 0

Communication and Performance – A Vital Link (Part 3) — Jennifer Griffin

The Words We Use Language, or the individual words we choose, is another tool to consider in our quest for excellent performance.  Language has massive influence over behavior.  Words bring about responses in the form of images, emotions and feelings.  Words can enhance focus or break concentration.  Words make the same task seem impossible, challenging,… Read More »

Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 1 -Gary Curneen 0

Jose Mourinho Tactical Thinking – Part 1 -Gary Curneen

 I have been a fan of Jose Mourinho for many years. When the opportunity came to watch him work first hand with Real Madrid in Los Angeles, I signed up for the NSCAA Course right away. I have observed numerous training sessions at professional clubs with top coaches before, but this was different. I expected to… Read More »

YMS Mini Kickers – John Greaves 0

YMS Mini Kickers – John Greaves

In this clip, John Greaves, the Director of Coaching for the Yardley Makefield Soccer Club, talks about his Mini Kickers program for children aged four to six.  John explains how by starting the kids at a young age and in a fun yet educational environment, they hope to “light the fire in them” to want… Read More »

Recruiting: Now and Then – Dean Koski 0

Recruiting: Now and Then – Dean Koski

Over the last 20 years recruiting has changed dramatically.  I remember vividly that during my first several years at Lehigh, there were only a handful of recruiting events to attend and the majority of recruiting was done by phone through contacting high school coaches.  Most prospects were not pressured to make decisions in the junior… Read More »

Tactical Formations – Jurgen Klinsmann 0

Tactical Formations – Jurgen Klinsmann

In this clip of Jurgen Klinsmann being interviewed from USSoccer.com, the Men’s National Team coach explains that he doesn’t have a preferred formation to use but instead says coaches need to structure their tactical formations to fit what is best for their teams.  Klinsmann varies his formations to highlight his players’ chemistry, fitness and strengths. … Read More »

The Power of Planning – John McGlasson 0

The Power of Planning – John McGlasson

Whatever we are doing in life, there are many factors that can alter or change our direction. Our health, fitness and nutrition are no different. Wherever you decide to go on your journey improve your health, lose weight, run a marathon or develop your fitness to play a sport such as football. There are many… Read More »

DesO – George Fotopoulos 0

DesO – George Fotopoulos

A Champion is often defined as a person who fights, a warrior, to defy or challenge, exceeding all others. Some people think a champion is defined by rings or trophies, but the truth is a champion is defined by the effect they had on their sport and more important the people they touched. I had… Read More »