Here is a fantastic documentary from Sky Sports on Pep Guardiola. One of the best, if not the best, coaches in the world, the Guardiola experience has come to Manchester City this season and it has everyone watching very closely!
Here are notes from a fantastic presentation given by Joan Villa, Head of Methodology with FC Barcelona. The notes are prepared by Coach Alejandro Perez and go over "A New Idea" detailing Barcelona's comprehensive development model. Read the notes, then read them again, because there are some fantastic takeaways from it!
Be sure to follow Alejandro on Twitter: @JandroPerez95
Some read, some don't find the use. I have always enjoyed delving into a book, especially if it can help my personal development and my development as a coach. Whether its a business book, a book on team or culture building, a biography or sports book, I have found something to learn from in all of the books I have been able to read this year. Here is the list of books I read in 2015, and I would highly recommend them all!
Below is an excellent presentation prepared by Kieran Smith. Kieran is a current academy coach in Spain with AD Alcorcon. His experience sees him having worked in professional setups in Scotland, England, and Spain, as well as the United States briefly. He has a UEFA A License and is in the process of completing his UEFA Pro License.
Here is a very interesting presentation of the Barcelona Philosophy. Although we can't verify if Van Gaal and Hoek actually wrote this, it contains some very informative information regarding the club's philosophy, vision, and methodology!
Here are some great sessions compiled by Bobby Puppione, the current Senior Girls Director of Coaching with Cincinnati United Premier! They feature sessions from DOC's of State Associations, Division 1 College coaches, club coaches, and coaches at the professional level!
Books are always a great resource for any coach who wants to gain some insight into a certain individual, team, organization, or environment.
Here are some of my favorite Biographies/Autobiographies in no particular order, featuring professionals who are renowned for their abilities in all walks of life, from the pitch to the boardroom!