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3 Reasons Why Italy Failed to Qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup; And What We Can Learn From Their Mistakes – Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog #61: 11/26/2017

Hi Everyone,

In this edition of the Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, I discuss the Italian Men’s National Team’s recent failure to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, following their 1-0 defeat in a 2-leg Play-Off with Sweden.

All three of the reasons I’ve provided as to why I feel Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup are centred around coaching, so I have also provided some suggestions for possible improvements which may be made to the coaching methodology of the Italian team, as well as some take-home messages that all soccer coaches – including those of us who are working here in Canada – can learn from Italy’s recent failure.

I hope you like the video and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts and comments!

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Let’s Stop Using Jargon and Being Vague when Commenting on / Criticising Canadian Soccer – Gols Video Blog #40 5/7/2017

Hi Everyone,

In this week’s Soccer Fitness Gols Video Blog, we discuss some of the recent criticism posted online following our Canadian Men’s National U17 Team’s failure to qualify for the FIFA Men’s U17 World Cup. ¬† Critical to this discussion is that we in the Canadian soccer community are able to avoid being vague, or using meaningless jargon, in our comments and criticism. ¬†Being specific, providing constructive criticism, and suggesting possible solutions to problems, are the only ways to move towards improvement.

I hope you like it and as always, please feel free to post your thoughts and comments!