Football Notes

A collection of reflections and thoughts about my journey in amateur football, both as a master team player and captain, and as a junior coach.

Expectations for a Junior Football Journey

A child dribbles the ball and breaks the opponent’s defence and now he/she is in front of the goalkeeper and has to resolve the situation in a few milliseconds.

The player misses. Is it bad?. The player scores. Is it good?.

There are countless situations like this in a game like a football. Situations that not only belong to the game itself but also about the relationship with teammates, adversity, and authority, just to mention a few.

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A common ground for amateur football

Many things make football a fun game. Bielsa would say it’s because the weak can defeat the powerful. While watching a Rugby match, my friends would say that it’s because football rules are very simple and easy to understand. “El Diego” would say it’s because life goes away.

Whatever your favorite reason is, there’s always be a collective element in the game. Football is a collective sport and it requires a collective construction.

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