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robertkmaaye
Rob Maaye said:

Absolutely love this blog Rich...fantastic read!

18 days ago
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Phil Knappett said:

Rich, really enjoyed the blog. It reflects my own experience of children . Daughter more interested in dance, son who followed me into cricket. He played at a good level and as a Level 4 coach he is now working full time in cricket. Yes as you say very proud.

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Clenchiecoach
Rich Bland said:

Good for you and good for him!

I often think that as coaches, we are trying to produce the talent for the future but we are far more likely to produce the next generation of coaches. In my case, I'm hoping my boy becomes the best version of himself, which will hopefully be an upgrade on his Dad!

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andrewb62
Andrew Beaven said:

Wonderful story, Rich.

Do you think that “you then” would have listened to “you today”?

As you say, though - “…maybe it's been more fun and more beneficial finding out for myself”!

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Clenchiecoach
Rich Bland said:

Hi Andrew,

Now, there's a question!

I've always been keen to learn but early on, I'm afraid it would take somebody with a 'badge' or some trophies to keep me interested

Unfortunately, back then, my self proclaimed 'knowledge of football' would have be starting most sentences with 'Yes,But...', especially when I was trying to be the best in the room, instead of the best version of me.

'New me' listens and reads as much as possible and then applies the filter to everything. Basically, if a brand new coach reviewed some of my work, I would now be happy to listen and try to understand what they saw.

'New me' would definitely like a letter from 'future me' and take it seriously but I still think it's only guidance. Learning for yourself is always the best way?

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