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JimN

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Good luck, Russ.  Find a team to coach, find yourself a proving ground.  I don't care what level, but find yourself a group that wants to learn about the game of soccer and train like real players, and teach them everything you know.

Learn from them, too.  Learn from the matches they play, learn from what you see in the training games with them to figure out more about the game.  All good coaches learn more every year, and evolve over time.  You have great potential for improvement, if you allow yourself to be wrong now and again.

In fact, get yourself two teams to coach, so you get more repetition, and do so at different ages and levels of play. Take notes on your sessions and your games.  Evaluate your players.  Critique yourself.

Prove something about yourself.  Show the world that you can take a team and keep the job of coaching for more than a couple of month season.  Prove to yourself and the world that you can take players from one level to the next, consistently.

This last one is important.  Listen to others ideas.  Maintain a healthy skepticism, but listen to ideas from others, and implement some into your game.  I know you like to rip on people who you think say that everything useful has been invented in the game (a mischaracterization of what many have written, btw), but try to not take such an extreme stance as you have.  It is apparent that you believe just the opposite, that only what you have "invented" is useful in your teaching of the game of soccer.

Go out and do the job, Russ.  Now is the time to stop talking and start doing.  Show me, don't tell me.  If your ideas and methods to teach your ideas generate better players and teams, you will have people beating down your door to coach.

Good luck, Russ.  I admire your passion, and hope it is really for soccer and not just for the debate.  I don't need to know any more about your ideas on the game, I think I have a pretty solid understanding of your soccer abilities, for better or worse.  I would be curious to learn how teams under your tutelage fare after a period of time, but, while I am sure we would get an honest assessment from you, I am not sure it would be an accurate evaluation.  Either way, go find a team or two, and do the work.

Show me, don't tell me.


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Hes trying

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Jim, the decisions a person makes regarding soccer and other endeavors is entirely a personal decision.  In my case, my faith also figures in.  What does God want me to do, exactly?  I'm very active in the tennis world now, training players, giving lessons, and organizing events.  At times, I feel like, "To heck with the soccer world.  I offered my contribution there, and it wasn't appreciated."  I don't think this negates my ability to continue expressing opinions here; I'm not aware of such a rule.  And so much of my negativity is really just rooted in one or two negative experiences, such as here and at the C course.  Sometimes, one must search out the positives more diligently than I have, and build on these.

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Jim, the decisions a person makes regarding soccer and other endeavors is entirely a personal decision.  In my case, my faith also figures in.  What does God want me to do, exactly?  I'm very active in the tennis world now, training players, giving lessons, and organizing events.  At times, I feel like, "To heck with the soccer world.  I offered my contribution there, and it wasn't appreciated."  I don't think this negates my ability to continue expressing opinions here; I'm not aware of such a rule.  And so much of my negativity is really just rooted in one or two negative experiences, such as here and at the C course.  Sometimes, one must search out the positives more diligently than I have, and build on these.

That is a new low even for you Russ.  You really think God is leading you to post these arrogant arguments on this forum?

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I don't really need to know that, CB.  As I said in one of the other posts, last Sunday I listened to a good lesson by a tv evangelist.  I took whatever interest I had in having a good reputation, and made a gift of that to God.  So, I no longer have a reputation element in my soul to worry about.  Then, I became engaged in these discussions this week.  I do believe there is a connection, but it's not something I have to worry about.  If I'm off course, I'm sure that will be revealed to me and be a learning experience.

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That is a new low even for you Russ. You really think God is leading you to post these arrogant arguments on this forum?


God wants him to get credit for at least one soccer invention.

From another thread.....

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I'm also interested in establishing with absolutely no doubt that I have offered at least one extremely useful activity to the soccer world.

I guess God does work in mysterious ways.

Or maybe his neighbors dog is talking to him.
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As I said in one of the other posts, last Sunday I listened to a good lesson by a tv evangelist.

Proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, that something is missing upstairs. 

 

I wonder if there will be a book on revolutionary tennis coaching theory in the near future?  Thoughtful Tennis? A clueless parents guide to teaching your child.  Forward by Jimmy Swaggert and Tammy Faye. 

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C'mon, guys.... let's show a little class.  This is over the top.

 

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C'mon, guys.... let's show a little class.  This is over the top.

 

AM.

 

I agree, which say something.


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Hes trying

http://www.southernsoccerscene.com/jobs.htm

 

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This, or similar, has been posted before.

 

I think he should remove the reference to Thoughtful Soccer as that would more than quadruple his chances of getting a  job

 


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C'mon, guys.... let's show a little class.  This is over the top.

 

AM.

I agree 100%.  Some wise coaches here have already stopped.  I think the rest of us (myself included) need to stop with the Russ and now TS alter ego thing.  It's been kind of a sick fun... but I think the fun needs to be over.

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I don't really need to know that, CB.  As I said in one of the other posts, last Sunday I listened to a good lesson by a tv evangelist.  I took whatever interest I had in having a good reputation, and made a gift of that to God. 
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