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Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport. Enjoy and thanks for listening! - Gary

Modern Soccer Coach Podcast Gary Curneen

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Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport. Enjoy and thanks for listening! - Gary

    Greig Paterson - Coach Education and Learning from Players

    Greig Paterson - Coach Education and Learning from Players

    In the lead up to the United Soccer Coaches Convention this week in Baltimore, Gary talks with Scottish FA Head of Coach Education & Development, Greig Paterson.

    After recently hosting a Midfield Masterclass with Paul Scholes, Darren Fletcher and Scott Brown, Gary wanted to get Grieg's perspective on if we should place more emphasis on the perspective of players at the highest level.

    Greig also discusses:

    - Moving coaches outside their comfort zones
    - Introverted coaches on courses
    - Mental Health for coaches
    - Giving back to the coaching community
    - Learning as a coach educator

    And much more!

    If you are heading to Baltimore this week, please check out Greig's presentations and his work with the SFA. Gary is also presenting on Thursday at 4.30pm and Saturday at 1.30pm. If you are planning on attending, please let us know!

    • 56 min
    James Tippett - The Expected Goals Philosophy

    James Tippett - The Expected Goals Philosophy

    Gary is joined by James Tippett, football analyst and author of "The Expected Goals Philosophy". He discusses the new book and the increased role of data and analytics in the game at the moment, including the following topics:

    - What exactly is Expected Goals?
    - How can it help coaches?
    - Can we use data from training?
    - Why is change so hard to implement in the game?
    - How do teams use xG for scouting?
    - How does a coach avoid "getting lost in the numbers"?

    And much more!

    This podcast is brought to you again by SportsLab360, an outstanding platform designed to empower youth players to increase their Soccer IQ and allow coaches to guide player development outside of training. We have some exciting news at the break on how MSC have teamed up with them. Please check out their work at www.SportsLab360.com

    • 42 min
    Aaron Danks - Specialist Coaching and Challenging Conventional Thinking

    Aaron Danks - Specialist Coaching and Challenging Conventional Thinking

    Gary is joined by Lead National Specialist Coach at The English FA. He was recently a member of England's U20 World Cup winning staff in 2017 and he has also worked at Premier League club West Brom and Birmingham City as Head of Analysis and Professional Development Head Coach.

    Aaron covers a lot of topics in the interview including:

    - Role of a specialist coach
    - Efficiency of staff at national team level
    - Role of fun and enjoyment at elite level
    - Learnings from Golden State Warriors and Steve Kerr
    - Empowering players to thrive in a learning environment
    - The 'Clarity to Chaos' Continuum
    - Role of analysis at international level

    And a lot more!!!!

    Please let us know your thoughts on Instagram:
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    • 52 min
    End-of-Season Review for Coaches: MSC Webinar Preview

    End-of-Season Review for Coaches: MSC Webinar Preview

    How important is it that coaches not only review their team, but also their own work throughout the season? Gary takes a look into the ways that coaches can use the off-season to reflect on their environment and maximize the time during the break to take new ideas and feedback on board.

    Gary also previews the upcoming webinar on the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform on December 20, that takes a look at the review process in college soccer. Gary interviews five college coaches, who share different aspects of the review, including tactical assessment, culture, player meetings, recruitment, and how players can get better in the off-season. The coaches included are Nate Lie (Xavier University), Nicole Van Dyke (University of Pennsylvania), Chris Rich (UNC Greensboro), Yossi Raz (UC Irvine) and Meghan Nemzer (Rutgers University).

    The webinar is FREE for all coaches on the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform. Coaches can sign up for a free 14-day trial and then become a member for only $6 a month. You get access to all MSC monthly webinars, over 300 video exercises, and weekly content uploaded.

    You can check it out on www.modernsoccercoach.com/community or take advantage of a special offer where you can get a discounted yearly subscription PLUS A FREE MSC BOOK OF YOUR CHOICE at www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop

    • 40 min
    Jonathan Harding - Lessons From German Coach Education

    Jonathan Harding - Lessons From German Coach Education

    Gary is joined by writer and author, Jonathan Harding, to discuss his phenomenal book, "Mensch - Beyond The Cones" and coaches from the UK and USA can learn from German coaching.

    - Is coaching education too comfortable?
    - Is coach education too expensive?
    - Should pass/fail still be implemented?
    - How important is leadership from national team coaches?
    - What is the perception of coaches like Jesse Marsch?

    This and lots more!!!

    Please let Gary know what you think on Instagram
    www.instagram.com/garycurneen/

    This podcast is brought to you by Sportslab360, an interactive Soccer IQ platform that will help coaches get the absolute most out of their players. Please check them out at www.sportslab360.com/ and listen to the podcast to get a special offer!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chris Hughes - Coaching 4-6 Year Olds and the Role of Laughter

    Chris Hughes - Coaching 4-6 Year Olds and the Role of Laughter

    Gary is joined by Pre-Academy Football Coach and Manchester United FC Foundation Coach, Chris Hughes. Chris has built a unique philosophy with the younger age groups and is the author of 'The Complete Series to Coaching 4-6 Year Olds' , which has just been released on Amazon.

    Chris discusses...

    - Does fun have a place in a coaching philosophy?
    - Influence of the coach… the balance between an entertainer and a facilitator
    - Role of parents - managing expectations and building a support network

    and much more!!

    Let me know what you think on Instagram...
    https://www.instagram.com/garycurneen/?hl=en

    • 36 min

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