Brain Training, Is it the answer to England’s playing and coaching problems, A very interesting Article!, what is your view ?


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BRAIN TRAINING AND THE ENGLISH COACHING ISSUE 

(this is the link to the interesting brain training link if you would like to see)      http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/9421702.stm

 

This is an interesting view on the way we think about what kind of development we prioritize to our players from when they are academy players all the way until they reach the peak of their professional careers.Over the last 10 years UEFA A Licence coach Michel Bruyninckx has been training young players with a concept of “Brain Centered Learning” and to remarkable effect, some players he has coached has come out of his program a new player and being able to achieve techniques they were never able to do before such as the story of  Faris Haroun, who was sent to work with Bruyninckx and the Belgian International returned to his club being able to use his left foot with enough ability his…

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A New Nation Is Born, The Story Of South Sudan And Using Football As A Tool For Hope


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 Football Bringing Hope To A New Nation

After years of brutal violence and war, the world finally has its newest nation and its newest addition to the Football world .South Sudan declared its independence from Khartoum in which they have  been battling since the 1950’s and within 1 day the country was already ready take on its first challenge as a brand new United Nations State , their very first football match.The South Sudanese never believed the day would come that they could be called an independent state after years of Civil war with the North in which it is estimated that around 2 million people have been killed and has completely decimated all structure and infrastructure in the region.The bitter feud has grown in the region between the predominantly Christian and Animist in the South and the Muslim North.Many people have questioned the decline of infrastructure in the region due to its enormous Oil wealth, but a divide that has…

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CNN Hero And Football Changing Lives in Haiti


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This is a story of a Hero and one of life’s true ambassadors for goodness and generosity. The story starts in 2006 when Patrice Millet was diagnosed with a rare bone Cancer in which his only option was a stem cell transplant or face death. Patrice Millet opted for treatment in the USA and after a 9 month fight for life he was finally in remission and was able to return to Haiti in 2007.

Millet decided that he was going to do everything and anything he could to help the children of Haiti after a devastating time in the country’s history and finally lead the life that he wanted instead of the one he felt he had to lead by giving Haiti’s youth a chance of a prosperous future.

“Every day you see so many kids in need, so many bad stories, tragic stories,” All my life, I wanted…

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YUWA PROGRAM EMPOWERING CHILDREN USING FOOTBALL


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YUWA INDIA  EMPOWERING CHILDREN WITH FOOTBALL

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This is a truly inspiring story from one of the poorest provinces in India .The province of Jharkhand only gained statehood in the year 2000.The province has some of the worst statistics in the country in regards to important demographic and social inclusion aspects for example only 40% have some form of electricity and literacy is below 40 percent for the region.These two elements have allowed the region to fall victim to many atrocities in which poverty is the main catalyst. Child abduction and Bus Bombings are rife in the area from  Maoist revolutionaries and running battles with authorities are a regular occurrence. The main victims in all of this strife are the local youth and especially young girls who are forced to marry young and have their young lives taken away from them as well as their innocence.

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Match Fixing in South Africa Vs Guatemala


In South Africa’s 5-0 friendly win over Guatemala shortly before the 2010 World Cup.Three penalties for handball were awarded.All spot-kicks helped to ensure there were at least two goals in each half.A Fifa report found what it called “compelling evidence” that pre-tournament matches involving the host nation had been fixed,

The Penalty decisions are a joke, one of the “handballs” clearly strikes the players chest and the other was about 4 yards outside of the box.