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Johnson: Shining the Caribbean’s “diamond players” (Webinar coaching series)

“[…] In Europe and England, an under-8 right the way through to under-23 player [is developed by] a system [that] is sometimes very prescriptive in terms of: “you must be over there”, “don’t come off the touchline”, “you can only play two-touch”. “[…] Within the Caribbean… you can be as …

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Hatt: Coach with enthusiasm! Seven tips to a brighter training session

“[…] Giving your athletes concise technique feedback enables them to continue to improve. ‘Great job’, ‘well done’, ‘that was awesome’, is good feedback.  “Great feedback, on the other hand, explains exactly what was done well. Precise, regular pieces of feedback are most effective…” Canada-based Trinidad and Tobago track coach Tony …

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Truce! Hadad skips coaches meeting but NC members promise response in four days

Normalisation committee chairman and de facto Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) boss Robert Hadad was a no-show yesterday as the Fifa-appointed body hosted officials from the National Football Coaches of Trinidad and Tobago (NFCTT), in a crucial virtual meeting. NFCTT interim president Jefferson George and executive member Angus Eve …

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Barney’s bible: ‘The more games you play, the better you get’ fallacy leaves T&T players underdeveloped

Youth development in Trinidad, simply put, consists of tournaments and competitions. The Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), Youth Pro League (YPL), Republic Bank Youth League, Next Level U-19 Tournament and Commissioner’s Cup are the main players in this arena.  I will use the SSFL as the starting point of the …

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Barney’s bible: Does T&T player development follow best practices? Are our youth competitions helping or hurting?

A question on The Burdie and Barney podcast during our discussion with former England Premier League and 2006 World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop lingered long after that episode was over:  Have we been developing players? Or were we just blessed with talented players previously and, now, not so much?  At …

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‘Everybody In’: TTFA launches coaching webinars on science of coaching, player development, and parental involvement

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) will hold a series of coaching webinars, beginning on 10 April 2021, under the banner of ‘Everybody In’, which will be open to all coaches from Trinidad and Tobago. The concept, according to the TTFA release, is part of its ‘ongoing efforts to …

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