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In that particular situation, the Patriots were allowing the Giants to score because of 2 important reasons. The Giants were already in scoring position - well within field goal range and The Patriots only had a slim lead (2 points) - so a field goal from the Giants would mean they would be trailing and need to get the ball back and score again. So they ...


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Other than the goalkeeper, there are no positions defined in the Laws of the Game, so nobody needs "permission" from anybody play anywhere on the pitch. The captain, or anyone else on the team for that matter, can tell anyone to move into any position at all. Whether they'll be listened to our not is a different question of course, and that's down to the ...


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Typically, in NFL and other sports, assistant coaches are responsible for a particular aspect of the team, while the head coach is responsible for the overall direction of the team. For example in football you might have a quarterback coach, an offensive line coach, a running back coach, a kicking coach, a special teams coach, an athletic fitness coach, ...


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Italy's Vittorio Pozzo - He remains the only person to have won two FIFA World Cups as a coach (1934, 1938) Source: Wikipedia


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If you have great confidence in your players, and expect them to be able to make an equal score given enough time, then you may be willing to let your opponent score NOW so your team has more time for a score of their own. Obviously this is a very, very risky decision. If you happen to not score on that possession (as the Patriots did) you lose the game. ...


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I think the same factors are in play for both college and professional leagues. At the end of this article, the writer notes that: The only time a team is required to grant permission for assistants who are under contract to interview with other teams is for head coaching positions. Interviews for other types of positions are at the discretion of ...


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I think any time you teach throwing to children you should try and make it simple and understandable. Some good teaching points: Feet shoulder-width apart. Your lead shoulder should be facing your target. With the ball in your throwing hand, make a "T" with your arms. The lead arm should now be pointing at the target. Step with your lead foot and let it ...


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Use a chart to keep track of the things your player is doing right. Rather than focus on improving the skill with which they are currently struggling, focus positive attention on the things they already do correctly to build their self-confidence. Truthful and specific praise should be the focus, rather than telling them what to do or correcting their ...


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The best drills for kids are the basic one. Since the kids doesn't resolve good on tactic and strategy (almost all of them), is better to let them do what the football is about: passing and kicking. run with the ball using cones and kicking is by far one of the easiest and more accurate drill for kids. Passing to a fellow player and kicking also is a good ...


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The problem with bowling is that there are so many things to think about, especially as a beginner. With absolute beginners, I attempt to make it as simple as possible. Forget about a run-up. Get them to stand side-on on the crease. For now, their bowling action can consist of just rocking back on their back foot, followed by rocking onto their front foot ...


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The duties of an assistant head coach vary widely, because each assistant coach on a football team takes on responsibilities that are designated by the head coach of the team. As an analogy of how duties might differ depending on the head coach, many coordinators may have a title, but plays might actually be called by the head coach (due to the head coach's ...


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Being a coach doesn't require to be a good player at all. The requirements to become a football coach vary, but a bachelor's degree in sport coaching education, physical education, or exercise and sports science is often required. If you want to become a Pro Coach, then you will need to make bachelor's degree, more than likely. If you are in high school or ...


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I was a member of a collegiate fencing club. We had about 8 members in a school of ~650. There were two distinct classes of people that participated: Those that thought "Oh cool, swords" and those that were a step above that and actually interested in a more serious approach. The person that ran our club would specifically pair off people based on the ...


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Seems to me this is pretty similar to how our park district does things for sports/gymnastics classes/teams. They have a slightly different approach. What they do is have an early signup period, during which the only option is to confirm your enrollment for the next season/year/whatever of the exact class/sport you're in: same exact schedule, etc. So if ...


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It's also broadly true in the UK, where the various sports have coaching schemes which all attempt to adhere to the same definition of level, to describe how advanced a coach you are. From Level 1 teaching introductory material, to Level 5, being a Master coach, able to train competitors at the highest level of their sport. (This has some anomalies - ...


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It is not necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach, although that would help. I can list a number of national team coaches who never played at the highest level: Tim Nielsen(coached the Australia national team), Shane Jurgensen(current Bangladesh coach), Richard Pybus(coached Pakistan) and probably most famously ...


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Stealing signs is "wrong" because Baseball's history goes back to the 1800s, when it was more of a "gentleman's game" (as compared to, say, American Football) and things like stealing signs would have been seen as beneath the managers (and players). The idea is that the purity of the batter versus pitcher matchup should not be tarnished (on either side - ...


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As stated by @PhilipKendall, there's no rule delimiting the functions of coaches and players. And to add to that: there's no rule that forces you to even have a coach present, nor for the coach to just coach. In lower tiers, clubs with financial or management problems that can't find a coach, would play following the directions of the captain and/or the ...


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Not really, no. Law 3.3, Substitution procedure says if a player who is to be replaced refuses to leave, play continues indicating that the referee has no power to enforce a substitution, and further is required to ignore an unsuccessful attempt rather than wait for the conflict to be resolved. Law 3.7, Extra persons on the field of play says If a ...


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for the C-license (lowest license): „Trainer C – Leistungsfußball“/„Trainer B“ /"1. Lizenzstufe" 120 Learning units plus 20 units testing, (including 80 learning units based knowledge, 40 learning units profiling) 1 unit = 45min source: DFB C-Trainer ALLGEMEINE VORAUSSETZUNGEN


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Wikipedia says that this first happened in the 1920's, but apparently became most famous when employed against Ted Williams by Eddie Dyer. Minor supplemental info From here: "The only year that [Cy] Williams didn't bat .300 over that span was 1923, when he batted .293 and blasted 41 round-trippers to take over the NL career home-run record from Roger ...


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Yeah being as a bowler my thinking is only Practice makes a man perfect. So first you let him do this in their way but by and by you should take some action on this and put your effort to learn them how to bowl with consistency and pace when they will be right in their own they will do your changes with less difficulty and faster way than to push all your ...


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As for drawing in new members: You could try to advertise fencing in and around the fitness center to people who want to workout but not run in place for an hour. Make a website (it can be a tumblr, a google site or even a Facebook page) and post links everywhere. That way people can check it out from afar. Videos, practice info, and pictures of fencers ...


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Try developing a goal setting program to use with your players and coaching staff. It's important to set goals related to performance (e.g., # received passes, shots, etc.) not outcomes (e.g., wins-losses). You can begin by setting one or two performance goals for each practice and game and go from there. For your assistant coaches, they should be able to ...


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Instilling motivation, at any age, is typically a problem most coaches face. It’s a tough challenge to balance fun against hard work regardless of the age group. That’s why direction from the coach is so important. Especially when you consider the time constraints that many adults face. I’m a member of a rowing club. Our coach meets with each individual ...


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By using the principles outlined in "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin and "Body Mind Mastery" by Dan Millman, I have seen the greatest results from paying attention to Balance, movement minimization, and smoothness/rhythm. These principles are at the foundation of T'ai Chi; finding their application to throwing is the mission of the learning process. ...


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Yes, it is disrespectful. They're mocking their opponents with actions like these. It's basically saying "We're so awesome we don't even need a goalie against you". There are better ways to prevent them from being bored every week. For example rotation: Just let them play on a different position. This has cool side effects as well, such as: They learn ...


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Maybe you can try focusing more on detail - parts of a game. I never played soccer seriously, but I imagine it is more than just 2x10 people running after a ball and trying to kick it in the direction of their favored goal. I don't know how receptive a U8 team is, but maybe you can put the focus on actually being aware of team dynamics, and showing how ...


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I agree with the basic exercises concept. Passing and shooting are by far the most important aspects of the game at that age. Some exercises that will probably be fun for them: "Piggy in the middle": players form a circle of about 5-6 players, one players gets in the middle of the circle. The goal of the exercise is to be able to pass accurately under ...


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