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Motivation Mistakes That Football Coaches Must Avoid

Motivation is a very personal feeling. It is not something that can really be taught or bought off the shelf. It’s driven by the feeling within each of us based on our past experiences and dreams for the future. A truly motivated person will do something because they really want to and not because there is a reward on offer.

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The best coaches work with individuals to understand what their own motivation is and can draw that out of them to the best effect.

Motivating Football Players

Motivation is important in any sport because athletes must be willing to endure hard work, repetition, boredom, and often pain in order to succeed. This is particularly so with Football players, who face significant physical impact on the field every week.

Don’t ignore the mental factors such as focus and confidence, but do not as a coach think that is enough …

Want to get into football? Here’s where to start

If football is your passion, it can be hard figuring out how to turn a kick about with friends into the real possibility of playing professional football. Depending on where you live in the UK, there are ways in which you can make a start in fulfilling that dream.

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England

There are several schemes in England that give youngsters the opportunity to get more involved in football. The ‘Get Into Football’ scheme, run by the Football Association, provides resources which allow young players to find local clubs to play for or even learn more about refereeing.

Training programmes are available through Charter Standard Schools and holiday courses may also be available in your area. It may sound like a lot of work to even begin to get into football, but once you remember that Jamie Vardy, one of the top footballers in the country, went through the same …