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Robin Russell
Richmond, London,UK
E-Learning Consultant in Sports
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2017 has been quite a year for Young Player Development in England. World Champions at Under 17 & Under 20. European Champions at Under 19 and European semi- finalists at Under 21. Only one other nation has won the World Cups at Under 17 and Under 19 before and that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Some examples of New Trends here 110 million fitness devices are expected to be sold in 2018.Details here and the ' wearables ' market to be worth over $19 billion How will this trend affect Grassroots Soccer ? Will it improve retention and performance levels ? ' Dashtag' is leading... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Sports Path e-learning blog
During the summer of 2016 we conducted a survey on the needs of Grassroots Soccer Coaches. Over 500 Technical Directors or Directors of Coaching of National Football Associations, State Associations and Grassroots Clubs completed this survey. We are very grateful to these ladies and gentlemen The results of the survey... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Sports Path e-learning blog
As a new soccer season starts many more Head Coaches, Technical Directors and Directors of Coaching seeing the value using the web for the development of both their players and coaches. Whether termed a ' Learning Hub', a ' Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) ' or ' Online Learning Networking '... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Sports Path e-learning blog
We thought you may be interested that we have agreed to partner with Careers in Football , the market leaders in this field, to develop an online course specifically for people who may be considering a career in football (soccer) in the UK or globally. Your career goal may be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Sports Path e-learning blog
We thought you may be interested that we have agreed to partner with Sky Sports Presenter, Alec Wilkinson and his company Elite Sports Media to develop an online course specifically for coaches to help them with media interviews involving all broadcast media ( video,radio,text etc. ) The course will include... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Online Courses for Coaches of Young Grassroots/Recreation Players Course -click for details Type of Interaction Provided? Cost Hours Evaluation? Certification? Suitable use with the following ? Learner <> Content Learner <> Tutor Learner <> Other Learners Learner<> Self - Pre F2F Training Course - Consolidation Post F2F Training Course -... Continue reading
Sports Path was delighted to sponsor and contribute to the International Football Development and International Football Coaching Conferences last week in Geneva which attracted over 1,000 delegates. For the time being to see and listen to a recorded summary of my Presentation on ‘Using the Web to Support Coach Education’... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Free Online Program to assist Club Directors of Coaching and Club Technical Directors At Sports Path we recently completed a major research project on how coaches use the web, involving over 1,000 coaches throughout the world We were interested if they used an Online Learning Network to assist in the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
22 WEB SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN ON THIS ONLINE COURSE TO SUPPORT YOUR SOCCER COACHING How to use SEARCH ENGINES How to access foreign websites via Google Translate How to start your own YouTube Channel How to share videos via YouTube How to develop Video Playlists on YouTube How to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Development before 17 years of age At Under 17 Level England won the UEFA Under 17 Tournament again this year having qualified for the Semi - Final for the SEVENTH time since 2001 to equal Spain's 7 Semi final appearances in the same period. France ? 4 Semis Germany ?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Another New Kindle -which you can get FREE as simple PDF We have launched another new Kindle this week: Soccer Coaching and the Web: A Digital Guide to Support Player Development. Kindle Series Part 2: 'Developing a Network of Trusted Colleagues Online' This Kindle Guide focuses on these aspects Developing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Readers to our Newsletter will be aware of the Research we have conducted with soccer coaches to establish which is the most popluar app used by soccer coaches. The research showed that overwhelmingly the market leader was Academy Soccer Coach. For details of their products click here The Web's #1... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
The CIES Football Observatory is happy to disclose the 6th edition of its annual Demographic Study on 31 top division leagues of UEFA member associations, 472 clubs and 11,653 players. The 96-page publication is divided in five chapters: club records, league comparison, league profile, international migration and youth talents. A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2014 at Sports Path e-learning blog
This research is based on a total of 100 children’s and youth matches, which were recorded, analysed, and reviewed.In total, around 600 U8 to U14 players participated in the study (including both boys and girls) 'We noted that although there were many ball possession per player in the 9v9 game... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
The basis of player development has always been face to face interaction between the coach and the player, but our analysis of feedback from over 500 practicing Soccer Coaches at all levels in Europe, Asia and North America, clearly shows that this is not the only way coaches are now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Great article here on Digital Badging Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Fivestar is revolutionizing the way young athletes learn and train, making the world’s most accomplished athletes and trainers affordable and accessible to all. Anyone. Any time. Anywhere. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Effective learning doesn’t require expensive technology and elaborated training sessions. It doesn’t even demand the impossible from you, the course developer. But it does call for a change in mindset!! From Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Armando Pisani: the pioneer who holds the key to immediate increases in school attainment? Want immediate improvements in student attainment in schools, especially in maths? Listen to this guy. He’s a pioneer. Armando Pisani is unique. Why? He’s a high school teacher who teaches 14-18 year olds in maths and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
This film was developed by sportscotland to help young athletes understand what 'talent' is and how you can get good at sport - it's more of a choice than you might think. For more information about talent, visit their website - Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
UEFA Champions League Technical Report 2012/3 now available in Digital Format here Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
How Sam Allardyce is using Evaluation at WHU See here Details of the LMA School of Football Management Course on Evaluating Performance here Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog
The National Football Curriculum The second edition of the National Football Curriculum is the centrepiece of the long term development of a truly Australian football philosophy and style of play. It offers a free online practical resource that will greatly assist all coaches, from parents coaching their children at grassroots... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog