“I do not believe that skill was, or ever will be, the result of coaches. It is a result of a love affair between the child and the ball.” – Manfred Schellscheidt
This report is very long, but there is some interesting information in it about Women’s Football, and how the FIFA Women’s Committee recommends national and international associations support the women’s game. The most interesting part for me was that internationally, only 7% of coaches of females were female! The percentage is higher in the United States, with roughly 21% of female players being coached by females, but that number is far too low.
The other interesting part for me were the “biggest challenges for women’s football” that were outlined by FIFA. Investment and infrastructure were far and away the biggest challenges for most federations surveyed in the report. The whole report is worth a look if you find this interesting!
Only the best warm up out there for preventing injuries on the field! Very complete, and the FIFA 11+ website has great videos demonstrating the different parts of the warm up, and also has different strengthening exercises that can be done by players as well.
coaching for development
is “grit” learnable?
rene mulenstein on small sided games
finding a mentor
Coaching courses: ussf vs. nscaa
Great coaching resources
Keep it on the Deck, Twitter handles, NSCAA resource library
ABC’s- Agility, Balance, Coordination