England’s DNA – how the FA define their philosophy #playingyourpart

I spent last Sunday with a group of football coaches from the FA East region, finding out about the FA’s new initiative, “England’s DNA”. With presentations and coaching demonstrations on “who we are”, “the future player”, “how we coach”, “how we play” and “how we support”, the day offered both theoretical and practical guidance as to how […]

Who said that? A look at the future of coaching.

“[the coach] didn’t grow players by nurturing individual talents, he created a regime.” “…coaches now are so controlling that they don’t allow players to go and express themselves…[young players] are not able to make decisions for themselves.” “The coach should prepare the team, then let the captain get on with it.” Recent quotes from England […]

“People Make Glasgow” – first thoughts on the Commonwealth Games #Glasgow2014

I have just returned from a stint as a volunteer “clyde-sider” for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Much of my time was spent doling out travel and event information to visitors to the Games’ venues, and generally pointing people in the right direction. So having spent the fortnight working directly with lots of people, I […]