Unknown Damage

The ‘Unknown Damage?’ caused from the touchline

By Gordon MacLelland(WWPIS- Working with Parents in Sport)

There were 134 yelled out in 40 minutes of play.


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Failure should only be seen as an opportunity to learn

Written by Gordon MacLelland, WWPIS  For any child to be able to learn, grow as a human and learn about life there have to be moments of failure and during their sporting career there will be many.

Source: Failure should only be seen as an opportunity to learn

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Anders Giske

🤝: Anders Giske  – “Parental Involvement in Youth Sports”
💻: Founder “Giske Defending”
⚽️: UEFA A Licence Coach
🇳🇴: 38 Caps for Norway
⚽️: Ex-Professional Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Cologne, FC Nurnberg and others.
📝: “A-team. Norway’s Greatest Football Players of All Time.” (Sæter, Øiestad 2005)

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Development first, winning second. How some youth coaches stunt player growth

Coaching Youth Football

There are many ways a coach can give themselves a better chance of winning youth football matches, and in my opinion many of those are short-term wins at the expense of long-term player development. In this blog post, I have recognised some of the traits of youth coaches and tried to explain what I believe are the pros and cons of each.

Essentially, I believe we should be encouraging kids to get as many touches of the ball as possible, and supporting them when they make mistakes. Mistakes are a necessary part of learning, and how we respond to those mistakes as a coach will be a huge factor in deciding what type of players we produce. If you want cautious, predictable players than tell them their every move and criticise errors. We need to be giving the kids of today the best chance of developing the skills that they…

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