The Method, Vol. 2: The art of the team talk (ft. Pa-Modou Kah & Stephen Hart)
The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series “The Method” by Oliver Platt.
In the second instalment, Oliver Platt from OneSocccer explores the “Art” of the team talk with Pacific FC’s Pa-Madou Kah and Halifax’s Stephen Hart. The Do’s and Don’ts of how to effectively deliver a message.
It was the team talk heard across Prince Edward Island.
In a win-or-go-home scenario, Pacific coach Pa-Modou Kah had watched his team fail to register a shot on target against FC Edmonton through 45 minutes. He gave a brief half-time interview that told its own story.
And then he went to see his players.
In what were not exactly sound-proof locker rooms, the cerebral and normally upbeat Kah exploded.
It had the desired effect. Pacific came to life and won 2-1 after falling behind, with Marco Bustos’ 85th-minute winner securing their place in the next round.
For more on this story, please go to https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-2-the-art-of-the-team-talk-ft-pa-modou-kah-stephen-hart.