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    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from November 7, 2020. It's something that we as coaches in all of our programs have all faced especially at the post-secondary level: How do we get the most out of young players, to bring the most out of their talents and abilities. Challenges on the field: A higher level with a greater speed of thought and play;...

    Courtesy of Building the BestStories and Best Practices to Help Leaders Elevate OthersWeekly newsletter When you choose the responsibility of leading others, relationships form. That’s just part of any hierarchical leadership role. The quality of that relationship is up to you. You determine if you have an excellent, good, average, bad, or toxic relationship with each person on your team. As anyone who has had a boss knows, this relationship can be the catalyst for an engaged or a disengaged employee. As...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from October 22, 2020. Courtesy of OneSoccer: https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-3-how-to-win-in-knockout-football-ft-bobby-smyrniotis-david-edgar It has been a remarkable run for a club in its second year of existence. Since last year’s Concacaf League kicked off on August 1, two-time Canadian Premier League champions Forge have played 10 matches in a knockout or playoff format. The club from Hamilton has won seven of them, losing just one — an...

    Featured Image Courtesy: @GabFoligno / Getty Images  The following article by Karan Tejwani can be found at Breaking The Lines, https://breakingthelines.com/historical/helmut-gros-controlled-chaos-and-the-stuttgart-school/ and talks about the influence of Ralf Rangnick and Helmut Groß, developing a back four and zonal marking strategies, that were to eventually revolutionize coaching and football in Germany. Helmut Groß, Controlled Chaos and the Stuttgart School The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a period of struggle for the German national team. After winning the European Championships in...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt.  Courtesy of OneSoccer: https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-2-the-art-of-the-team-talk-ft-pa-modou-kah-stephen-hart 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...

    The answer doesn't have to be in your head; you can look outside yourself. If you're truly looking at things objectively, you must recognize that the probability of you always having the best answer is small and that, even if you have it, you can’t be confident that you do before others test you. So it is invaluable to know what you don't know. Ask yourself: Am I seeing this just through my own eyes? If so,...

    Courtesy of Richard Bucciarelli: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/richard-bucciarelli-ms-r-kin-cscs-csep-cep-49772791_my-advice-to-athletes-and-coaches-during-activity-6727720816131280896-GsGr ...

    Courtesy of Canada Soccer: https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/bev-priestman-named-head-coach-of-canada-soccers-womens-national-team/ Priestman takes charge of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team starting 1 November From the files of Canada Soccer October 28, 2020. Canada Soccer have announced that Bev Priestman has been appointed Head Coach of the Women’s National Team through the next quadrennial. Priestman takes charge of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team starting 1 November as Canada continues their preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Bev Priestman back to...

    Courtesy of OneSoccer: Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (Photo: Nora Stankovic) The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series by Oliver Platt.  In the first edition of The Method, Oliver Platt from OneSocccer explores a new series of discussions with the coaches and executives shaping our own professional domestic league.  First up, Cavalry head coach and general manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (pictured) and York9 president Angus McNab to take us through the signing of players and building of...