“The Little Book of Talent” in Practice – Tip 3


‘The Little Book of Talent” by Daniel Coyle is a magnificent book and one that all coaches should read. I am such a big fan of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the book that I am going to do a series of blogs about some of the tips that are offered in the book. The series will look at how they have helped me and also how they can support you as you develop talented soccer players.


“Steal without Apology”


As a coach you have a duty to ensure that the players are constantly inspired. While there are many coaches out there that will do the same session over and over, or will simply have their players run laps before playing a game. If you are reading this then it is probably safe to say that you have no intention of that being you. So as the age old saying goes ‘a good coach, is a good thief’, I am sure that

I started this blog for one thing and will be compiling my own curriculum over the next few months – although I know that this will be a long process it will be great to have all the ideas and sessions organized into ‘the coaching blueprint’ format. Session plans will be posted here in the coming months. Writing this blog in it self is stealing an idea but it is helping me to ‘steal’ more ideas and compile them for all to read.


The coaching blueprint is now a collection of many of the ideas that have been stolen, borrowed from many different sources and has harbored a thirst for knowledge in this area. The desire to discover new an interesting concepts is greater now and will continue that way as the blog grows.

Having an organized curriculum of the sessions experienced throughout the years ensures that coaching sessions are more effective as they are planned out in advance, rather than the day of the session. These frameworks for the session are certainly not the definitive session as they should be adapted should the need arise but they certainly are a collection of the more effective sessions seen through the years.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and coaching sessions.

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