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Robin Russell
Richmond, London,UK
E-Learning Consultant in Sports
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Please see below a proposed Matrix to Categorise Grassroots Football. The first image highlights 4 squares based on two criteria - regularity and formality of participation with proposed titles The second image includes examples of common Grassroots Football/ Youth Soccer activities in North America, Europe and Asia This is merely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Sports Path e-learning blog
We have had considerable demand for the LMA School of Football Management Online Courses during the pandemic and so we have decided to reduce the costs of these courses to allow coaches who are housebound to enjoy the courses. Please see the bottom of this post for the views of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Sports Path e-learning blog
Posted Mar 31, 2020 at Sports Path e-learning blog
1.WHAT ARE SMART CLUBS ? Grassroots Club Evaluation and Accreditation are already being used by a number of Soccer Federations around the world (*see footnote) as a simple, cost effective dynamic tool to stimulate, support, promote and recognise the work of Youth Soccer Clubs. They are used in the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at SMART CLUBS
In our new online course ‘ Identifying Potential Talent ‘ - developed in conjunction with the English League Managers Association ( LMA) sister organisation the PFCA we look at Hotspots - where players are born and grow up.The initial environment where a player first begins to play informal football is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 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
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
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
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
A new tool,launched in the summer of 2103, is Zaption ( Zaption is a new interactive video platform that lets teachers turn ordinary YouTube videos into interactive experiences. Using Zaption, coaches can include quizzes, comments, discussions, and can even track their students' viewing habits. The company plans to release an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Sports Path e-learning blog