WELCOME – This blog is a collection of my personal thoughts on coaching.
It’s a simple reason, I am living in Brazil without my family and I have time (outside my work) to share experiences with other coaches. I am also in a moment of great self discovery and learning of a new culture and language.
I had an offer to write a book – on my philosophy for youth development – but, i am not willing to commit to this project now, as my ideas continue to expand (Practices are different – if designed well, they stand the test of time). Football is changing and I do not want to make the mistake of writing “statements” on a game that is constantly evolving – whilst I am also evolving as a person.
So a blog is perfect. It’s a chance to share, receive feedback and continually challenge my thoughts on this beautiful game. It’s a chance to develop myself.
For me – development is a lifestyle and not a hobby. It’s what I love about sport, the joy of seeing a young talent grow and achieving their dreams/goals in life.
This is a great journey and coaches have a huge responsibility to teach the game well and be excellent “guides” for young players.
All football is development – whether youth or senior first team. It’s all about improving and getting better each day. Firstly as individuals and then as a team.
The learning and improving never stops…….
My intention is to inspire thought and debate in how we develop football players and teams.
My aim is for the blog to be a light read that allows you (the reader) to challenge yourself to improve. There is little time or respect for science or the awarding of a degree to understand the content. The intention is to remain simple and to the language of football that we all understand.
I make no excuses for being thought provoking and opinionated. I want to shake up imagination in coaches and coach development.
I hope you enjoy
Twitter – @MichaelBeale