Women’s Soccer Coach at Cal State Bakersfield
Date: September 19, 2017
Christian DeVries, Boyd Hamlin & Gary Curneen
PREGAME: GARY CURNEEN
Gray Curneen is the Women Soccer Coach at Cal State Bakersfield and the author of “The Modern Soccer Coach.”
1ST HALF: LESSONS FROM MENTORS
It is all about the game – not the result
It is about the effort – not the playing time
90% of the time coaching is difficult – there is no point in hiding it
HALFTIME – THE KEY POINTS TO HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY
BOOK: Smarter, Faster, Better – Charles Duhigg – <<Get it here>>
BOOK: The Modern Soccer Coach – Gary Curneen – <<Get it here>>
BOOK: The Modern Soccer Coach: Preseason Training – Gary Curneen – <<Get it here>>
BOOK: The Modern Soccer Coach: Pressing – Gary Curneen – <<Get it here>>
BOOK: The Modern Soccer Coach: Position-Specific Training – Gary Curneen – <<Get it here>>
HABIT: I make sure I go for a run every day
QUOTE: As the challenge escalates, the need for the team elevates – Unknown
MEASURING STICK: My motivation is doing something that has never been done before
2nd HALF: OVERCOMING FAILURE
I made a team selection with poor communication – I won the game but lost the team
We are going to have failures but we need to evaluate those failures
My personal relationships are not afraid to define reality for me
We are not exposing our youth to disappointment.
They are playing far too many games.
We don’t provide feedback systems.
We need to teach personal development along with sports development.
IN THE LOCKER ROOM
AH-HA MOMENT: Go out and watch others work – you think you know what you are doing until you watch others. There is so much out there to learn, to get better get exposed to the teaching of others.
NEED TO KNOW TO GROW: Coaches and teachers have a huge role with our kids. We need to teach personal development along with sports development. We need to be aware of who are we exposing our players to.
PEAK PERFORMANCE QUESTIONS AND ACTION
How are you dealing with multiple games? Are you providing a feedback system for your players? The next time you experience a loss with your team talk about it – discuss the lesson learned from the loss.