‘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.


“Buy a Notebook”


The reason behind this is to collect your ideas and thoughts and to reflect on them. It also allows you to see their worth in your coaching. For me – this blog is my notebook, a collection of ideas and concepts that enable me to re-visit them and establish whether they have a part to play in my coaching.

I have also started turning ideas into reality using Pages on my iPad as a visual notebook – an example of this being the creation of coaches evaluation. More to follow on this in the next few days.


The blog has created a reference point for my coaching ideas and theories and it is my hope that other coaches use it as an open notebook that they can reference for ideas. It has also motivated me to seek out new ideas, information and books to read. The Visual Notebook is helping to build a library of documents that will be forever used and adapted for my coaching career.

It is important, whether you are a coach or not – you are open to new ideas and don’t let them slip past you as they could well be important to success or your future.

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

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