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Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney

Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney
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Sharing insights and opinions on coaching and the sport in general, The Coaching Journey helps connect those interested in shaping the future of the beautiful game! Whether you are a coach, a player, or a parent, you will find something useful in the discussion! Continue the discussion! On Facebook: The Coaching Journey On Twitter @TheCoachJourney

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Episodes

Episode 71: Are You Missing the Present Opportunity By Focusing on What's Next?

7/15/2019
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This week on The Coaching Journey Podcast I explore a topic that has been circling my own thoughts recently. As I transition into a new coaching role, I have been wondering how often coaches think of "the next opportunity" and miss out on the present one. How are we finding ways to continually develop ourselves in our roles without always looking for "the next challenge." I share my thoughts in the episode. This will be our last episode before we begin our summer break. We will not have...

Duration:00:32:25

Episode 70: Are We Winning Despite the Process?

7/8/2019
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With the US Women's National Team having just won their second World Cup in a row, and appearing in 3 finals in a row, today's podcast might seem weird. In fact, over the last few World Cup cycles, I have been wondering if the results we see are happening while stagnation or decline is underway. As coaches, how are we honestly assessing the results while analyzing the overall process? Are we setting ourselves up for success through continual improvement, or are we resting on past successes...

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 69: Play-Practice-Play and What Methodology is Best for You?

6/24/2019
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A conversation I saw on social media yesterday had me thinking on the play-practice-play methodology put forth by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Whether you like it, hate it, or find yourself somewhere in the middle, I shared my thoughts on who it might best serve, how any coach can utilize it, and why a blended approach may be a coach's best friend. The Coaching Journey Podcast is sponsored by Bounce Athletics! They have premium, customizable soccer balls, training vests, and pop-up goals...

Duration:00:39:15

Episode 68: A Challenge to You!

6/17/2019
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With the Spring season ending for most coaches, I have been thinking on ways for coaches to continue their professional development in informal ways. In our podcast today, I challenge you to try one thing that I have found most helpful in my own coaching journey and development! The Coaching Journey Podcast is sponsored by Bounce Athletics! They have premium, customizable soccer balls, training vests, and pop-up goals that we love. Check out their website at www.bounceathletics.com and...

Duration:00:30:14

Episode 67: Tony DiCicco Shares Lessons From a Lifetime of Soccer

6/10/2019
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This week, with the Women's World Cup underway and the United States Women's National Team about to play their first game, I have found myself thinking of Tony DiCicco and the conversation I was lucky enough to have with him, as well as his contribution to the game as a coach and coach-educator. I had the privilege of meeting Tony at a coaching course with what was then the NSCAA, now United Soccer Coaches, and a little while later I was surprised when I found Tony's contact information...

Duration:00:46:43

Episode 66: Tom Rowney Adds a Different Perspective to the Skill Acquisition Discussion

6/3/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Tom Rowney on the podcast! Tom is a coach whose experience has seem him work at the youth, college, and professional levels. He is a self styled eclectic pragmatist, and indeed our conversation today looks to add some different perspectives to the skill acquisition discussion. Be sure to follow Tom on Twitter: @TRsFactualFooty! The Coaching Journey Podcast is sponsored by Bounce Athletics! They have premium, customizable...

Duration:01:51:48

Episode 65: Reed Maltbie Talks About Raising Excellence With Your Players, Teams, and Coaches

5/27/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey is excited to welcome Reed Maltbie back on the show! Reed is the founder of Raising Excellence, a lifelong coach, and the host of the Coaching Code podcast! We have a great discussion in which Reed talks about the common issues facing coaches at all levels, as well as the solutions that can be found from grassroots and elite level coaches. We talk about empowering youth athletes in an age in which parental control is at an all-time high, and Reed shares...

Duration:01:11:08

Episode 64: Sefu Bernard Talks about The Parallels in Basketball Youth Development with Soccer, Coaching Myths, and More!

5/20/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is going back in time with a throwback episode featuring Sefu Bernard! Sefu is currently the Director of Player Development with the Washington Mystics as well as the founder of theLLaBB! When we first recorded this discussion almost four years ago we had a great discussion on a variety of coaching topics, looking at the similarities and differences between basketball youth development and soccer youth development, coaching myths within both sports,...

Duration:01:23:05

Episode 63: Jamie Hamilton Talks About VAR, Coach Education, and Whether or Not Robots Will Replace Barmen and Coaches

5/13/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Jamie Hamilton on the show! Jamie is a football coach, barman, as well as a writer on a variety of topics within the sport. We have a great discussion taking pieces of Jamie's works and going into more detail into subjects affecting all aspects of the game. We look at VAR and question whether it will have positive or negative affects on the game. We talk about coach education and the barriers to entry some enforce with regards...

Duration:01:16:42

Episode 62: John Pranjic Talks About Building Your Coaching Brand

5/6/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey is excited to welcome John Pranjic on the show! John is a coach as well as the host of the 3four3 Podcast. We have a great discussion on why John started his podcast in the first place, as well as how he looks to build his brand as well as his podcast's brand. It's an interesting episode for any coach looking to explore how to improve, and perhaps even start creating their own "coaching brand." Be sure to follow John on Twitter: @ThatCroatianGuy and...

Duration:01:18:13

Episode 61: Dr. Peter Vint Talks About Using Analytics, Management Styles, and Creating Models of Assessment

4/29/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Dr. Peter Vint on the show! Dr. Vint is a former Academy Director with Everton Football Club as well as being considered one of the top experts in the world on high performance athletes. He spent ten years with the United States Olympic Committee serving as Senior Director of Competitive Analysis, Research, and Innovation among other roles. He is currently the Co-Founder of Protea Analytics. We have a great discussion looking...

Duration:01:05:25

Episode 60: Yael Averbuch Talks About Empowering Female Athletes, Techne Futbol, and More!

4/22/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Yael Averbuch on the show! Yael is a professional player as well as the founder of Techne Futbol and the Executive Director of the NWSLPA. We have a great discussion ranging from Yael's thoughts on growing the female game as well as empowering current and future female athletes. We talk about her role with the NWSLPA fighting for the betterment of female professional players and we highlight issues that some may not realize the...

Duration:01:12:11

Episode 59: Stuart Armstrong Talks about Skill and How Coaches Can Develop It

4/15/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Stuart Armstrong on the show! Stuart is the Head of Coaching at Sport England as well as the Founder of Talent Equation and the Host of the Talent Equation Podcast! We discuss Stuart's background and the event that led him to rethink and reshape his coaching philosophy. We talk about what "skill" means and the best way to go about helping develop it within players, as well as the nuance required when talking about youth...

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 58: Sarah McQuade and Linda Low Talk About The Critical Role of the Coach Developer

4/8/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Sarah McQuade and Linda Low on the show! Linda and Sarah are both coach development consultants based in the United States with a wealth of international expertise committed to develop excellence in coaching. Our discussion this week focuses on the "Coach Developer," and who or what that person and role looks like. Oftentimes traditional clubs have coaches, a director of coaching, and an executive or technical director. The...

Duration:00:59:20

Episode 57: How Coaches Can Distinguish Between Resources and "Snake Oil"

3/25/2019
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This week, on The Coaching Journey Podcast, I want to talk about snake oil. Coaching Education and social media is rife with conversations on steering coaches clear of "snake oil" and pointing them in the direction of better coaching resources. Oftentimes, the advice is to limit the amount of educational information or areas to learn from. I disagree. Listen to the discussion as I offer my advice to coaches, especially newer ones, on why one of the best tools a coach can have is being...

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 56: I Failed, and You Should Too

3/18/2019
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This week, on The Coaching Journey Podcast, we're going to talk about failure. That's right. I've failed. And I want you to fail too. Listen to the discussion because I want you to start thinking on how you're going to embrace the struggle and seek to improve as a coach every single day. The Coaching Journey Podcast is sponsored by Bounce Athletics! They have premium, customizable soccer balls, training vests, and pop-up goals that we love. Check out their website at...

Duration:00:36:05

Episode 55: Kristoffer Liicht Talks Panna, Street Soccer, and Competing Against The Best in The World

3/11/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Kristoffer Liicht on the show! Kris is the founder of the Copenhagen Panna House, one of the leading organizations within street soccer, he finished in 3rd place in the 1v1 World Championships in 2017, and he is one of the leading figures in the Street Soccer scene. Our discussion today revolves around panna, incorporating it into your environment, as well as skill development and how creativity, whether on the streets or the...

Duration:00:42:11

Episode 54: Jason Grubb Talks Modern Goalkeeping, Incorporating Keepers into Your Session, and More!

3/4/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Jason Grubb on the show! Jason is the Head of Goalkeeping with the Houston Dynamo Academy as well as the Goalkeeper Coach with their PDL team. We have a great discussion today looking at the modern goalkeeper and the changes in the training environment that need to take place to prepare them for today's game. Looking at common misconceptions when coaching keepers, Jason offers great knowledge on the role as well as expanding on...

Duration:00:55:03

Episode 53: Osian Roberts Talks About "The Welsh Way," Taking a Nation Ranked 117th to the Top Ten

2/25/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Osian Roberts on the show! Osian is the Assistant Manager of the Welsh Men's National Team and the Technical Director of the Welsh FA. We have a great conversation today looking at the overhaul that Osian helped spearhead to take a country ranked 117th in the world into the top ten, most notably finishing as semi-finalists in the 2016 European Championships. Talking about the necessary steps taken to change the culture and the...

Duration:01:01:50

Episode 52: Carl Darlington Talks About The Welsh Way of Educating Coaches

2/18/2019
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This week, The Coaching Journey Podcast is excited to welcome Carl Darlington on the show! Carl is the Head of Coach Education for the FAWales Trust and the 1st Team Assistant Coach at Wrexham FC. Our discussion today revolves around Carl's work with the FAWales Trust and their coaching education. We look at the courses from the grassroots through the UEFA B, A, and Pro Licenses and get an insight into their methodology for developing coaches as many professionals continue to flock to...

Duration:00:45:20