Monthly Archives: August 2012

German youth football study

Source: Youth Football Scotland Youth Football Worldwide: Germany In this section of Youth Football Scotland, we will look at how nations from around the footballing world, both major and minor, have approached the development of their youth systems. We will … Continue reading

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Talent: Is It Born Or Made?

Elite athletes’ beliefs about sport ability Natalie Jowett & Christopher Spray, Loughborough University, UK Introduction Is sporting ability born or made? This question has no doubt sparked much debate amongst lay people, academics and coaches. However, the beliefs athletes’ themselves … Continue reading

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An Interview With Rafa Benitez Following Euro 2012

Rafael Benitez: England have the talent – but not the philosophy How can you play the Barcelona way if you don’t have Xavi, Iniesta and Messi? It is better to decide on a system That was a very good experience … Continue reading

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An Interview With Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers: Spain have been a great model for me over many years Swansea’s young manager is about to complete an impressive first Premier League season and he is heading to join Vincente del Bosque’s Euro 2012 training camp for … Continue reading

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