May 23, 2011 2 Comments
Being a writer of a blog myself it’s only natural that I’m a keen follower of what other coaches write and with that in mind I wanted to share 5 blogs which I think any coach should be reading write now.
I think this is a fantastic blog, especially for those who are just starting out. Mike’s blog covers a range of different games which you learn across a variety of FA courses but what makes this blog stand out is the excellent way in which Mike explains progressions and includes a video demonstration with an audio description. A great resource.
Dan’s blog is another great resource which is full of coaching ideas. I’ve tried plenty of Dan’s ideas & games in my own sessions and he’s not just reciting the FA’s material, he’s coming up with new ideas. An excellent blog which will get you thinking about how you can adapt different games to suit your team or age group.
Pavl’s blog has always been full of insightful coaching material and session ideas but he’s just recently added a podcast in which he interviews Gareth Southgate and the FA’s Nick Levett on the topic of youth development in the UK. I know Pavl is looking to add to that initial podcast and I think that’s a great reason to keep tabs on this website.
If you harbour ambitions of coaching professionally then this is a blog you’ll both love and completely empathise with. Chris is working hard towards his ambition of coaching on a professional level and this blog is a living diary of his progress towards that most ultimate of goals. However, in addition to his story the blog also contains some excellent material around sessions and ideas which he’s tried or implemented and that makes this an essential read.
My final blog recommendation is for a site which is very new to the coaching blogosphere but I think it’s definitely one to keep an eye on. Hugo’s got tons of coaching experience at both a youth & adult level and he’s started this blog to “discuss and debate football coaching issues”. The first two posts have been really interesting and I certainly think it’s a blog which is going to contain lots of strong opinion and very valuable advice as it evolves.