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The Creative Ingredients

Whilst the desire to produce more young creative players is widely shared, do coaches actually know what they are looking for when we talk of creativity?

In the following article Nick Levett, FA Talent Identification Manager, provides one perspective.


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Perhaps consider the following questions and if you want to, share your thoughts on these questions with friends/other coaches:

  • What are your personal views about creativity in coaching?
  • Do you recognise some of the traits in your players?
  • How do you handle the maverick ‘show-off’ who insists on doing things differently?
  • Do you challenge yourself to be creative as a coach?

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This article is from the free online course:

Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players

University of Birmingham