Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ten basic dichotomies part 2

4. Theoretical vs practical. An eternal issue that is easily solved.  A Dutch pedagogue, Langeveld,  once wrote:  “theory without practice is for geniuses, practice without theory is for fools”. The question could be: you can learn to be a coach … Continue reading

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Just a funny idea to think about ….

Before I start, don’t get me wrong, I really respect people who take a conscious decision not to eat meat, fish, or animal products, in other words adapt a vegetarian diet or lifestyle. Even as a young coach, young athletes … Continue reading

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Ten basic dichotomies (which explain some the problems in coaching) part 1.

You can compare a dichotomy to a Y-split at which you can go into two different directions of behavior or thinking. So you have to make a choice, which you do consciously or subconsciously, hoping that the choice you make … Continue reading

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Fractal periodisation

As a young coach and thinking about periodisation, I had a few questions, like: why do all periodisation models come from the former USSR, having in mind the models of Matwejew, Werchoshansky, and Bondartchuk.  In other words, why didn’t the … Continue reading

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Leadership in reality.

One of the advantages of travelling to the US is the buying of books that are not available yet, or much more expensive than in Europe. So I just bought an interesting book “My Share of the Task” by general … Continue reading

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