Fosbury Flop drawer #05
In the Fosbury Flop drawer I keep the things that have empowered me to live —and coach— better. I like to share them but I prefer to add new ones. Feel free to let us know yours!
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“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
Coaching Philosophy and Methods of Anatoly Tarasov: ‘Father’ of Russian Ice Hockey | Vladislav A. Bespomoshchnov & Jeff Caron
“Anatoly Tarasov was the architect of the Russian ice hockey system […]. As a head coach, he led his team to 3 Olympic gold medals, 9 World Championships, and 18 National Championships. […] Given all that he accomplished, it is surprising that relatively little is known about Tarasov outside of Russia. […] Tarasov’s coaching methods, which would have been viewed as unusual at the time —particularly by ice hockey coaches in North America— are now widely supported in the coaching science literature and practiced by some of the world’s most regarded coaches. Rooted in Tarasov’s coaching methods, we also provide a number of ‘best practices’.”
I often go against traditional coaches, outdated professionals or status quo protectors. I don’t do it because I think past times are always worse. I do it because I’m against doing things because “that is how it has always been done”. This forces me to analyze tradition deeply and critically. Gustav Mahler said that “tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire”. It is a shame that many traditional training methods that we have decided to keep nowadays are just the worship of ashes. If we really wanted to preserve the fire, Anatoly Tarasov’s legacy would be much more popular.
Thanks for sharing his lessons with us, Vladislav.
PS: If you read read and can’t find it, ask for it through ResearchGate. I have been told that he is very friendly and shares it without a problem.
[Vladislav A. Bespomoshchnov was also part of the article I shared in previous editions about the case of Pavel Datsyuk and how culture can shape the style of play of one of the best players in the world.]
L’Equip Petit - The little Team (Documentary on Young Football Players) | Dani Resines & Roger Gómez
The little players of the team Margatània go over an unsolved football mystery, and they end up teaching an unexpected life lesson to grown-ups. The kids explain how is it to be part of a football team who can’t win a game… or even score a goal.
Martí Cañellas | Fosbury Flop
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