Erwin van Bennekom: Watch Your Language

Updated: Oct 24

Yesterday we were joined by Indiana University Head Women's Coach, Erwin van Bennekom, who shared his tactical model as it related to the language he uses. It's a great topic and one that we are all guilty of as coaches, which Erwin openly admits to as well. As we gain more information and a better understanding of the game, we tend to change our language, potentially because we are being exposed to higher level conversations or, as Erwin puts it, "we want to come across as very smart." Regardless of which one, the result that has on our players and our ability to teach can be detrimental and Erwin does an excellent job here of describing how he has adapted the terms and the tactical concepts that he has used to suit his players. My biggest takeaway was how he sees the four moments of the game in college soccer. Because the transitional element is to big, then surely we must place a greater emphasis on teaching it? This could probably be another webinar in itself but I think there are a lot of coaches, myself included, who would have no complaints about sitting down and listening to Erwin's explanations and how he would shape that with his team.


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