•   
  •   
  •   

Sport Why the USWNT's coaching transition is different than any other in sports

18:50  08 november  2019
18:50  08 november  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Pregnant U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan still plans to play in 2020 Summer Olympics

  Pregnant U.S. women's soccer star Alex Morgan still plans to play in 2020 Summer Olympics Alex Morgan, a key member of the 2019 women's World Cup championship team, hopes to play in the 2020 Olympics despite expected a baby in April.The Opening Ceremonies for the Tokyo Games are scheduled for July 24.

That ’ s because the USWNT , and the situation Andonovski has walked into, is atypical in the best of ways. Throughout professional sports , and especially throughout soccer, the narrative goes that new coaches arrive with new That ’ s what decades of coverage of soccer coaching transitions dictate.

Why do Clients Need Transition Coaching ? Letting go in transition coaching . The client will be able to take the first step towards a healthier existence when he/she realizes that it is best to let go. Anybody who is going through change and wants to come out at the other end as a changed person

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A little over 24 hours before Vlatko Andonovski’s first game as U.S. women’s national team head coach, somebody said something interesting. It was not controversial. Wasn’t brilliant. Frankly, without a few crucial strands of context, it was a tad cliché.

Vlatko Andonovski holding a football ball: Vlatko Andonovski at USWNT training ahead of his first game as head coach. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images).© Provided by Oath Inc. Vlatko Andonovski at USWNT training ahead of his first game as head coach. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

It was, in response to a question about the initial steps of an adaptation: “I wanted to get to know the players. I wanted to get to know the system, the structure, how everything works in camp.”

It’s the type of quote that, in some form, in some language, comes from the mouths of hundreds of soccer players around the globe every year. From youngsters trying to break into an established team. From multi-million-dollar stars who’ve just joined new teams. Strip away the first sentence, and you might even blindly attribute it to a longtime captain adjusting to a new coaching regime.

Dabo Swinney turns 50: A look at Clemson's coach through the decades

  Dabo Swinney turns 50: A look at Clemson's coach through the decades From T-ball, school dances and the Crimson Tide to becoming Clemson's greatest coach, those who know Dabo Swinney best share decades of insight“The parents are all out on the field, shifting kids around, and Dabo’s set up to hit down the third-base line, so everybody shifts to that side of the field,” said longtime friend Alex Morton. “Then Dabo jumps around to the front of the box and busts it out past second base. He’s always been messing with people and figuring things out before anyone else does.

For those of you who missed it, moments after the USWNT won the World Cup, Nike aired a The USWNT had just won their fourth World Cup title and support for women’ s soccer seemed to be at Sexist commentary on women’ s soccer and other female sports in the U. S . (while muffled more than

There are differing levels in any given sport and access should be equal and fair regardless of what level you participate upon. And one should also address why educational and employment opportunity is different than athletic opportunity, which in this day and age is also a lead to various

But here, in Columbus on Wednesday, those words didn’t come from an uncapped newbie. They didn’t come from a USWNT mainstay attuning herself to her first new national team coach in five-and-a-half years. Nope.

They came from the coach himself.

That’s because the USWNT, and the situation Andonovski has walked into, is atypical in the best of ways. Throughout professional sports, and especially throughout soccer, the narrative goes that new coaches arrive with new ideas; with a desire to implement a new system, to train new behavior, to instill new philosophies, and, at club level, to bring aboard new players who jibe with it. Players, on the other hand, whether transferring to a new club or having new ideas thrust upon them, must fall in line. The current U.S. men’s national team is an archetypal, sputtering example.

World Series Game 7, California wildfires: 5 things you need to know Wednesday

  World Series Game 7, California wildfires: 5 things you need to know Wednesday The World Series heads to a Game 7, millions brace for blackouts as California wildfires continue and more things to start your Wednesday morning.Firefighter’s efforts to battle the raging Kincade Fire in Northern California could be hampered by gusts reaching 60 to 70 mph through Wednesday evening, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker warned. The blaze, which had consumed more than 115 square miles, had damaged or destroyed more than 220 buildings and was only 15% contained Tuesday. About 200,000 people had been forced to evacuate the area, but the National Weather Service said almost 18 million Californians were living in areas where the fire risk was critical.

But why these three sports in particular? Sports and numbers have an interdependence that goes far beyond the tallies on a scoreboard. Part of the mass appeal of sports is the multitude of ways the actions players perform can be tracked and analyzed, all of which require large volumes of statistics.

Team sports are about so much more than their physical benefits. This is especially so when group Team athletes are constantly working with a slate of other people, many of whom can become Team sports foster mentorship between older players and younger players, coaches and athletes, and more.

But within the USWNT, the street is two-way. The players, in many ways, are the system. Andonovski fits the “new player” prototype mentioned above as well as he does the “new coach” one.

Which is not to say the 43-year-old Macedonian isn’t in charge. He very much is. He’s direct. And players like that. In some sense, his words this week resonated with them more than many of Jill Ellis’ did.

However, “regardless of how long” he has with those players, Andonovski said Wednesday, “I don’t think we’re going to see a lot of changes. The team is in a good tactical state. They just won a World Cup, and we have to respect that.”

Much of his first act as USWNT coach, therefore, will be a balancing act. Between old and new. Between already-understood ideas and fresh ones. Between players who conquered the world twice and those who’ll try to do so again four years from now.

How Vlatko’s USWNT is staying the course

But this isn’t just about winning. Not just about World Cups. It’s about strong personalities, and earned entitlement, and footballers who double as human beings who are, and have always been, the fabric of one of he strongest cultures in team sports.

Penn State 'living for the underdog role' ahead of matchup with No. 2 Ohio State

  Penn State 'living for the underdog role' ahead of matchup with No. 2 Ohio State Can the Nittany Lions and their struggling defense survive at No. 2 Ohio State? They are talking belief in their preparation.Many don't see their trip to No. 2 Ohio State that likely will decide the Big Ten East representative in the conference title game ending up particularly close on the scoreboard.

Why use DISC profiling? Coaches in women’ s team sports at college level earn 63 cents for every dollar earned by head Coaches of men’ s teams. It takes a different skillset and a different mindset. Many incredible athletes have tried to make the transition and been unsuccessful.

There is no doubt that visiting different places within your own country and abroad is a really popular pastime nowadays. As for the best means of transport, I strongly believe that travelling by plane is the greatest option. It is fast, safe and incredibly comfortable.

Players have always run the USWNT. The federation listens to them. They outlast coaches. As Yahoo Sports contributor Caitlin Murray detailed in her fabulous book, The National Team, they almost inevitably try to get those coaches fired. In a strange way, the clashes are necessary and healthy. But Andonovski knows better than to tempt them too early. To make immediate, wholesale changes would be to incur the wrath of not only a fan base who has grown attached to those players, but quite possibly the players themselves as well.

Doing so would also be dumb. The Americans are three months removed from a World Cup title. Their next major challenge is just nine months away. World champs won’t fall off clips in that time. The backbone of Andonovski’s first USWNT will be the one Ellis built.

It is telling that his first lineup, which beat Sweden, was very likely the exact one Ellis would have picked, given player availability. It’s also telling that a few of Ellis’ top lieutenants have retained their positions on the technical staff. And that Thursday’s system and shape were extremely similar to systems and shapes the USWNT had used under Ellis.

It’s time for the Spurs to start over without Gregg Popovich

  It’s time for the Spurs to start over without Gregg Popovich The San Antonio Spurs have not been relevant in the NBA title conversation since winning 61 games back in 2016-17. Since then, they have been disposed of in the first round of the playoffs in two consecutive seasons. Now on a downward spiral without a clear direction to move forward, it’s time for San Antonio to start over with a rebuild that does not include one Gregg Popovich. © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports The big picture: This is not about Pop and the success he’s had. It’s not about the Association somehow moving on from his old-school ways.

Other factors that greatly influence a girl’ s choice of leisure are upbringing and their parents’ example, as well as the opportunities present in the local community. As a rule, the more developed a community is, both economically and socially, the less difference is seen statistically in gender division in sports .

It is believed that these more gradual changes in the law are preferable to a complete ban. G. American football is one of the most popular sports in the United States. It is a very physical game and the players wear helmets and special protective clothes.

The transition from Ellis to Andonovski, therefore, will not be an overhaul. Certainly not yet. It will be tweaks. Adjustments. A fine-tuning of an already-humming machine.

How Vlatko’s USWNT is changing

There will, however, be changes. “Obviously there are things that I would like to add, and keep the team in line with the modern soccer, with the modern trends of the game,” Andonovski said Wednesday. “So they keep evolving. It’s not just being in line with the trends, but be innovative and creative to set some of those trends.” It is less about keeping up, more about staying ahead.

That process has already begun. On Monday, Andonovski brought in his most trusted NWSL assistant, Milan Ivanovic, to essentially serve in the No. 2 role that was Tony Gustavsson’s under Ellis. And in his first week on the training pitch, he began adding. Implementing, as Carli Lloyd said Thursday, “small little things.” And teaching. According to players, drill stoppages have been common, with explanations of nuanced tactical points always following.

Vlatko Andonovski standing on a baseball field: New USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski instructs defender Emily Sonnett at training in Columbus. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images).© Provided by Oath Inc. New USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski instructs defender Emily Sonnett at training in Columbus. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images).

Some players claim they’ve already learned a lot. “He’s simple and effective,” Lloyd explained on Thursday. “His training sessions are short, concise, to-the-point. You know the message. He stops to point out some coaching pointers every now and again. It’s the belief in players, and the confidence he has in players, that you feel, and you feed off of. I’ve heard so many good things about him, from so many different players, and now I know why.”

Reporter clarifies story after Warriors call Curry report ‘hogwash’

  Reporter clarifies story after Warriors call Curry report ‘hogwash’ A report from Ric Bucher implied incorrectly that superstar Steph Curry's hand might keep him out for the entire season. RELATED:  Warriors refute Curry report

“His attention to detail,” fullback Casey Short added, “is pretty amazing.”

And in the details, there are already deviations from what the USWNT had done under Ellis. Players spoke enthusiastically about them. I broke a few of them down Thursday night.

But the tweaks were a line a postmatch questioning only because with a new coach, they almost had to be. That’s what tradition dictates. That’s what decades of coverage of coaching transitions in soccer dictate. What’s different? What has the new boss changed? What adaptations are required? How difficult have new concepts been to pick up?

On the men’s side of U.S. soccer, variations of those questions are still being asked. Last year around this time, Gregg Berhalter changed everything. And 12 months later, we are still talking about his system. System this, system that. System, system, system. Does it suit the players? How long will it take them to master it?

Here, however, on the women’s side, Andonovski’s adaptation is just as valid a storyline, and just as important, as that of the players. He has as much to learn as they have. His ability to understand them will be scrutinized just as much as, if not more than their ability to understand him.

– – – – – – –

Henry Bushnell is a features writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Question? Comment? Email him at henrydbushnell@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @HenryBushnell, and on Facebook.

Heat's Butler loses shoe, still gets the And-1 .
Jimmy Buckets lived up to his nickname in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the Phoenix Suns. © Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports In fact, Butler scored 30 points on 9-of-10 shooting for his Miami Heat before intermission.That included this amazing And-1 on a rebound and put-back. The play itself was sexy. However, it’s the fact that Butler lost his shoe that makes this even more brilliant. Jimmy Butler lost a shoe and still got the and-1 pic.twitter.com/KRoepjWb0g— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 8, 2019 Butler is lucky he didn’t suffer a serious injury.

Topical videos:

usr: 3
This is interesting!