Tag Archives: Writing

The Pwnliness of the Goalkeeper

Today I want to share a piece that a fellow coach sent me, it’s Radiolab Presents: The Loneliness of the Goalkeeper. The podcast interviews the great Arsenal ‘keeper, Bob Wilson, which struck a chord with me. I own Bob Wilson’s … Continue reading

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The Way You Do Anything Is the Way You Do Everything.

Sometimes I try to teach some non-soccer stuff to the Hammer but have to sneak it in, like wrapping the pill from the vet in sausage to get it into the dog. It’s hard to have time with these highly … Continue reading

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Zen, carrots, and coaching

Chopping carrots is a lot like coaching soccer. I’ve been a long-time fan of the writing of Edward Espe Brown, also the documentary that portrayed his work at Tassajara’s kitchen. He sometimes offers a class there that I was checking … Continue reading

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The Idle Coach

I’m reading The Idle Parent by Tom Hodgkinson and it’s making me question what we’re doing in youth soccer. If you read books like The Talent Code , or just listen to popular wisdom, you know that the best players … Continue reading

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I write like David Foster Wallace. Really?

I write like David Foster Wallace. Proof: http://iwl.me/s/d7939cdb I write like David Foster Wallace I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! This site says I write like David Foster Wallace, but I have my doubts. I’ll … Continue reading

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Summer Football books

On the international stage, the Dutch are like that cute girl you went to college with, who never got married and was last seen working at Walgreen’s. You expected she’d amount to more, but the more you know, the more it makes sense. Continue reading

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