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The Perfect Pass: What the manager can learn from the football trainer by Ed Weenk

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Game-time!

The far majority of the trainer's work is actually done before and after the games the team plays, because obviously the trainer can't create these beautiful passes nor can he score the goals himself. It's the team that actually has to do this during the games, and the purpose of the trainer is to prepare each game in such a way with the team and all others involved, that the players can then do the job in the best possible way during the game. During the game, the trainer's influence is much more limited, focussing on monitoring the game's progress and contributing with advice or changes when he thinks the circumstances require it.

Of course, if perfect preparation existed and if the trainer had reached precisely that level of perfection, ...

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