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  • FEBRUARY 23, 2020

    WHY I DECIDED TO START A PODCAST

    Some coaches have reached out and congratulated me on this endeavor and also asked the question why. How come I decided to start a podcast where I talk about how coaches can become more efficient and spend time interviewing experts? 

  • JANUARY 19, 2020

    THE 7 THINGS I LEARNED

    BEING OFFLINE FOR 30 DAYS

    1. The world did not fall apart

     

    The notion that the whole world would fall apart first struck me when I was about to attend my first meditation retreat. I was convinced that during the ten days that I would disconnect, the world as I knew it would disappear. In my brain I created images of war breaking out and all the possible negative things you can imagine happening.

  • NOVEMBER 16, 2019

    EVALUATING YOUR COACHING

    It would be a grave mistake to skip the evaluation part of the coach efficiency cycle, no matter how busy a period you are going through. Neglecting the process of evaluation is like going out to sea and throwing the navigation system overboard when a storm is approaching, your load will be lighter, but you will have a much harder time of finding your way to port.  

  • NOVEMBER 2, 2019

    EXECUTING COACHING ACTIONS

    At the end of the day coaching is about getting results in terms of developing players, leading your staff and putting points on the board. It’s about how you execute your coaching actions in a way that will give you a greater chance of success not only short term over a season, but also throughout your coaching career.

  • OCTOBER 13, 2019

    FAILURE TO PREPARE

    Let’s imagine a fictional story about a coach who doesn’t prepare for the training session he will have today. This coach rationalizes his decision by thinking ‘it’s only twelve year olds’ or ‘I’ve done this a thousand times before’. 

  • OCTOBER 8, 2019

    WHAT IS FAILURE?

    We know that in order to increase the chance of winning the next game, preparation in terms of knowing the tactical inclinations of our opponent is crucial. However, preparing for the next game by analyzing your opponent is only one example of the preparations that is needed for a successful life as a coach. 

  • SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

    PRIORITIZE RUTHLESSLY

    As coaches we tend to have a lot of different tasks in our day to day coaching. Some of these tasks are connected to the coaching role within the organization, for example a head coach has different tasks than an assistant coach...

  • SEPTEMBER 9, 2019

    FIRST STEP

    For coaches who want to maintain their level of coaching it is a good idea to implement some, or all of the Coach Recovery strategies.

  • SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

    COACH EFFICIENCY

    To create a foundation for your Coach Recovery you should first implement the Good Life Strategies to make sure that you are doing everything you can outside the field to improve on the field.

  • AUGUST 25, 2019

    GOOD LIFE STRATEGIES

    For coaches who want to maintain their level of coaching throughout the season and avoid coach fatigue there are certain Coach Recovery Strategies you can implement to help with this.

  • AUGUST 18, 2019

    FEELING FRESH

    When the most important games of the season come around, you want to be relatively fresh so that you can keep making great decisions in your coaching.

  • AUGUST 11, 2019

    STORY OF A COACH

    Let me tell you a story about a coach who was hired by a top team a while back. Before this coach signed for the club, he had laid out a seemingly great plan for how he was going to avoid another experience of extreme fatigue and burn-out symptoms.

  • JUNE 28, 2019

    COACH RECOVERY

    As coaches we spend a lot of time discussing optimal recovery strategies for our players. We realize the importance of player freshness and go through a complex planning process to make sure that our players are not accumulating fatigue during the season.

  • APRIL 26, 2019

    CHANGING A CULTURE

    Imagine being tasked with changing the culture of a team or any organization. Sounds easy enough, just get started doing something immediately right? Maybe not.

  • APRIL 12, 2019

    CREATING A CULTURE

    There are certain times for a coach when you have the opportunity to amend or create a new culture within your team or club. For example in the beginning of the new season after an extensive break or possibly if you’re hired in the middle of the season.

  • MARCH 15, 2019

    TEAMS IN TEAM

    When the subject of teams come up you probably start to think about a football team or a team in a different sport. Maybe you wander off in your thinking to include military units as teams or your co-workers forming a team at your place of work.

  • FEBRUARY 15, 2019

    DELIBERATE PRACTICE

    There is probably not a single coach who haven’t heard about the “10.000 hour rule” and with it a small fraction of the research done by Swedish professor Anders Ericsson at Florida State University.

  • JANUARY 25, 2019

    TEAM BONDING

    What happens when a new player comes into your team? Just imagine for a second that you are a player, showing up for practice as usual and all of a sudden there’s a new face next to you in the dressing room.

  • JANUARY 11, 2019

    TEAM CULTURE

    We have all heard players and coaches who have just won a big game or a championship talk about the incredible team culture that made them persevere and reach this pinnacle of their careers.

  • JANUARY 4, 2019

    PRISONER'S DILEMMA AND TEAMS

    There’s a simple gambling game called the Prisoner’s Dilemma that is played by two players against each other with a banker who pays out winnings to the two players based on the outcome. 

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