Following on from November’s lengthy update (if you’ve missed it then what are you waiting for check it out here http://www.questtocoach.co.uk/?p=1106) Decembers’ update is going to be somewhat shorter!
As you may recall me mentioning I was moving house at the beginning of this month and I’m pleased to say that the move has gone reasonably well. There are some challenges however the main one being that I can’t get any internet connectivity until mid January which is a bit of a nightmare especially where updating this blog is concerned. Thank goodness for Starbucks / Costa and various other coffee establishments offering free wi-fi!
The weather has taken a turn for the worst and at this time of year the question about artificial pitches always crops up or alternatively why we don’t have a winter break. Currently I have squads that train on 2G and 3G astro surfaces. The 3G has coped reasonably well in all honesty though even that can get a bit crunchy at -2C, the 2G is an absolute death trap. Personally I’d like to see more investment in this area but I do appreciate that; especially in the current climate, money is tight.Those sessions that have been on have gone reasonably well, gearing up for my Module 3 assessment in January (fingers crossed) so I’ve been putting some practice in, I do fear for the weather to be honest but having to adapt is part and parcel of being a coach. I’ll let you know of course on any progress. I’ve also been pursuing a couple of coaching opportunities that have been advertised but as of yet had no feedback. I can’t say I’m surprised. I more than meet the criteria but I’m getting used to the lack of responses from institutions in the footballing world. Common courtesy it seems does not exist. If I ever do get into a position of responsibility within a football club that’s one thing I will change.
At this time of year with the breaks the weather brings I always find it gives me chance to reflect on progress over the last 12 months. This is something I’ll be looking to write about in January after reviewing what my original targets for 2012 were.
Until that time though I’d just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me this year, kept in touch and followed the progress of this blog and twitter. I appreciate it’s been a bit of a mixed bag at times but your support keeps driving me on!Have a fantastic Xmas and I wish you and your families all the very best for 2013.
Until then, yours in sport