Coaching Football

What should a football coach know? On what issues should he work for which need this knowledge? What knowledge must you acquire and develop more to become better? Here we present the categories in which the football coach should seek to acquire knowledge:

What is my ideology of football? How do my teams play football? What is the playing style my players are developing in games? What training methodology am I following? What are my beliefs as a coach? What do I think about my players?

Next I will talk about my coaching secrets in three sections: My idea on how to play football, the methodological approach I follow in my trainings and my thoughts on the players I coach or have coached.

As person: Authenticity, coherence and optimism.

As professional: Gratitude, responsibility, teach by example, achievement learning and passion.

As football coach: Excellence, respect, understanding and support, commitment, belief and entertainment.

I want to help you easily understand the basic aspects of periodization in football. In this article I will answer the following key questions:

1. What is periodisation and what is its use in football training?

2. How do you divide time into periods: months, weeks, terms?

3. Objectives to achieve in each period.

4. In what order will we work on what we have decided to do?

5. When are we going to work on which contents?

6. Finally I provide a real example of a periodisation plan that I have med for a youth team.

If you want to know how to pose periodisation training for your football team, read this article.

I'd like to help you design and organize your training sessions. Show you the way I do it, give you tips and suggestions that you can easily and effectively use. When designing a training session these are the questions I usually answer:

How much time do I have? How many players? What level? What do I want to achieve with get my intervention? What content will I apply? What methodology? What material resources do I need? How do I know if they are achieving the objectives? What changes could be introduced to improve the activities? What could be the problem? How can I avoid possible issues? How do I organize activities? How much time should I apply for each of them? What do I do if the activity does not work or if it becomes monotonous or boring? Etc…

For different reasons, all coaches see themselves immersed in sessions to assess the level of the players. Regardless of age, club, number of participants, etc..  The fact is that these sessions are personally very difficult for me to do and I'm always afraid to make mistakes when making my judgment. Will I know how to discriminate between good and average players? Will I overlook a talented player? What if I don't find what I'm looking for? My experience and a set of rules guide me to be wrong as fewer times as possible. In this article I'd like to help you by sharing my tips and advice so that in your upcoming trials you'll be more calm and confident and so can do a much better job.

All groups must have someone to be the spokesman which in turn "manages" from within it. Having a good team captain is very important because if he performs his functions properly, the group will be united and working all together to achieve the objectives.  Who should the captain of the football team be?, what psychological aspects should we look in him?

Working with people involves the appearance of conflicts. When you train a football team you're interacting with people and in this relationship conflicts may occur.

What are the conflicts in sports? Why do they arise? How do you prevent them from appearing? I will explain everything you need to know about conflicts between players and between players and coaching staff, so that when they pop up you'll be more relaxed and prepared to handle them.

How to detect them? What to do when they happen? Should we let them pass? Can anything be done? I'll explain the steps for the detection and resolution of conflicts on your football team.

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