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Embracing the parent-child bond: how can coaches attune to the influence of parents to better support a young players’ development?
Embracing the parent-child bond: how can coaches attune to the influence of parents to better support a young players’ development?

There is sometimes a perception that coaches may view parental input as being more of a hindrance to a player’s professional development rather than comprising a key component. I put this opinion to clinical psychologist Dr James Bickley of Changing Minds during a discussion we had about the influence of parental-child bond and ...

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Dazn’s Sports Streaming Platform Goes Live In Brazil
Dazn’s Sports Streaming Platform Goes Live In Brazil

DAZN has launched its live and on-demand streaming service in Brazil, extending its reach to nine markets across four continents.The service will give sports fans in Brazil access to premium domestic and international football competitions including; CONMEBOL Sudamericana, Campeonato Brasileiro ...

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Sports Training
How Virtual Reality Is Changing Sports Training

The 2nd annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit is to be held in the Bay Area in November. And the sequel to last years successful summit could not have come at a better time as 2018 has been a breakthrough year for immersive technology in sports. Virtual reality (VR), in particular, is trudging ever so clos ...

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MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka on the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution
MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka on the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution

In the final part of our interview with MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka, he talks about the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution. Fred Lipka hopes Alphonso Davies and not Christian Pulisic will be the example young North American footballers follow. ...

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The key to producing adaptable footballers is to first make coaches adaptable
The key to producing adaptable footballers is to first make coaches adaptable

In part two (of three) of our interview with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he speaks about adaptable coaches and the challenges of working in a country where football is not the dominant sport.  Fred Lipka has a very clear vision of the attributes the top footballers of the future should possess. Top of ...

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The Evolution of Talent Identification in Football
The Evolution of Talent Identification in Football

The last ten years has seen significant advancements in technology that have enabled scientific operation to impact not only on match results, but on recruiting new talent. Advanced analytics are now being employed to identify rising stars and reveal previously untapped potential in undervalued players. ...

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