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    The following segment of this article is from Breaking The Lines https://breakingthelines.com/tactical-analysis/what-is-sarriball/ on December 3, 2020 by @DBAFootball. December 3, 2020 What is Sarriball? Out of all the managers in European football, few have had a more improbable, unexpected rise to the top than Maurizio Sarri. He never played at the professional level, he split his time between working as a banker and playing and managing an amateur side, but in 1999, he quit his day job and dedicated himself...

    Courtesy of Building The Best August 13, 2020 "Expectations are the seeds of resentment," a wise mentor once told me.  It's a lesson that's easy in concept but not in execution. An expectation is simply a belief that is future-focused that may or may not be realistic. Often we create unrealistic expectations about how something is going to play out, and when it doesn't happen exactly that way, our world feels like it is crashing down.   This is especially true...

    Courtesy of Learn Loft: Original post December 1, 2020 from the LearnLoft by John Eades Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Zappos.com, has died after being injured in a housefire at the age of 46. Megan Fazio, a spokesperson for Hsieh’s, confirmed on Friday that he died peacefully on Friday, November 27th, surrounded by family. The cause of death is still under investigation.  Zappos current CEO, Kedar Deshpande, released a statement saying, “The world has lost a tremendous visionary and an incredible human being....

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1333433520975454208 About Ilya Orlov: Ilya Orlov is the Head Coach of the University of Toronto Varsity Blues Men's and Women's soccer programs and prior to 2019, was the team's lead assistant coach for the previous four seasons. During that time, he helped the Blues to two OUA bronze-medal finishes and two national championship berths. Ilya is also currently the head coach of the Alliance United Football Club in League 1 Ontario. Prior to Alliance, from December 2015 to October 2017, Ilya was...

    Courtesy of The OUA: https://oua.ca/news/2020/11/5/bbi-task-force-delivers-powerful-poignant-presentation-as-part-of-ouas-annual-general-meeting.aspx From the files of Ontario University Athletics, original story: https://oua.ca/news/2020/11/5/oua-hosts-successful-virtual-annual-general-meeting.aspx 2020 has been a year like no other that we have seen in over a century, with a global pandemic that has sparked a hard "STOP" to life as we all knew it. Besides the daily important concerns such as "case count", or when a proper vaccine will be on the market, and everyone's overall mental health, social justice matters have been pushed...

    The lack of black coaches is an opportunity lost for young players. Courtesy of Sky Sports.com https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11795464/why-black-coaches-can-help-nurture-the-next-generation-of-young-talent The following article is from a Sky Sports commentary and analysis by Adam Bate @ghostgoal from September 5, 2019. Although it is now over a year old, and since then the world as we all know has dramatically changed, the points that Adam raises are very much central to the game today in the perception of visible minorities in the game...

    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;...