“We have found that the loss of street football and kids playing freely outside and being stuck behind computers or on iPads means that we are now need to find a solution. As a result, we are building a Feyenoord playground where the kids will arrive an hour before the session and just play without coaches. That free play is a our way of recreating street football.” (Glenn van der Kraan, Feyenoord Soccer Academy)
Failure found to be an “Essential Prerequisite” for success
A wonderful and must read article. Rosenbaum shows that the role of the coach has changed from „showing how to do it right“ to a guidance and learning process manager. Also the „learning process“ itself has changed from „practice mode“ with the focus on the technique of skills thought as the basis to play the game to a „game mode“ with a lot more tools than traditional approach from the beginning.
*“Daniel L. Rosenbaum is a Wingate Institute and ITF Level 2 Coach with a Social Sciences bachelor degree from the University of Sao Paulo. During a long and successful career he has done a lot in the Tennis industry and makes a strong contribution to enrich and improve players and coaches. Since 1982 he has been working at all the levels designing and implementing tennis programs for young beginners, adults, juniors and professional players, promoting the game and the participation in sport. As an assistant, speaker and producer, Daniel has participated in several national and international tennis courses, conferences and workshops; has been conducting more then 200 coaches courses and is responsible for thousands of certifications
Among many activities he founded with Carlos Kirmayr and coordinated the Coaches Education Department for the Brazilian Tennis Confederation and directed the Achievement Program at the Israel Tennis Centers.“