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nick levett
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The Moral Mankad Maze (It's not a typo...!)
It was one of those things that occurs occasionally in the world of sport that I love observing from a variety of different perspectives. The way people share their views from polarised positions, taking into account a whole host of different stances is int...
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The next frontier: measuring the stuff that really matters
So I was having a trip round a Professional Club Academy, being given the behind-the-scenes tour by the Academy Manager. We walked through the indoor pitch into the next area to "where the sports scientists live" I was told. And that's what they do, in ever...
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Interview with Dario Gradi: a coaching master
After a sabbatical from blogging of six months the start of a New Year is always an extra incentive to get back in the game. I've not been totally sat on my backside in that time, I had a Masters dissertation to get over the line and a small boy to see thro...
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Why I'm pleased my son is born in May... Thoughts on Relative Age Effect
It's been a hotly discussed topic for many years, there are countless opinions available relating to the subject but the topic of birth bias keeps rearing it's head. For example, a quick Google search for "relative age effect" brings up over 21,000 articles...
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Helping children becoming better players...
It's fairly well recognised that our role as coaches is to help children get better, whether that is becoming better people or better players. However, what is also becoming more apparent to me the more I read about things is that it is ultimately about chi...
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Techniques to encourage learning...
Ultimately, we are all there to help the kids. Sometimes we help the children with football stuff, sometimes we help them learn to tie their laces - it varies on different days and at different ages. However, our chosen methods to draw out learning from the...
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