SMART COACHING

Sporting Futures

WORKING WITH THE GRAIN OF THE BRAIN

GUY CLAXTON
AND
JOHN ALLPRESS

Nobody was ever taught how to play football. No coach can make anyone into a great footballer. No amount of practice will work unless the will and the awareness are there. You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink; and you can take kids to training, but you cannot make them learn. Learning is something they do. Coaching is one of many support mechanisms for learning. Coaching is only smart when it is based on the best of what we know about learning.

TIME is of the essence for young footballers especially those hoping to become professional players. If teaching and coaching don’t engage young footballers’ learning energy, as coaches you are wasting your time and more important theirs. It’s no use saying ‘Well, I taught them’ or ‘I’ve shown them a dozen…

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What Did Top Democrats Know About CIA Interrogation?

TIME

Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee during much of the George W. Bush Administration, has a message for Jose Rodriguez, a former top CIA official in charge of the post-9/11 interrogation program.

“The man’s an idiot,” he told TIME.

In a Washington Post op-ed Friday, Rodriguez accused Rockefeller and other Democrats of hypocrisy for opposing the torture of terrorism suspects after being briefed on such actions and giving their tacit support, a claim Rockefeller clearly felt was ridiculous given his years of investigating the agency’s use of torture and efforts to publicly release the Senate Democrats’ CIA torture report, which finally occurred on Tuesday.

But Rodriguez’s charge of Democratic hypocrisy—shared by many Republicans on Capitol Hill—beg a review of what two top Democratic Congressmen, Rockefeller and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, knew of the CIA’s interrogation program.

In early September 2002, the CIA briefed Pelosi…

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Watch the New Teaser for The Americans Season 3

TIME

The third season of FX’s The Americans is out with a new extended promo ahead of its Jan. 28 return, and it looks like the lives of spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings got a bit more complex.

The minute-long teaser, which was obtained by Yahoo! TV and will air after the Sons of Anarchy finale Tuesday night, shows the characters after the death of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev in 1982. The event will shape the way spies work both in and outside the U.S. as the couple wrangles with the burden of how their secret is affecting their daughter, Paige.

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This Dog Comforting Another Dog Having a Bad Dream Will Warm Your Cold Heart

TIME

When Jackson the Double Doodle (that is: half Goldendoodle, half Labradoodle) was having some kind of night terror, his best dog friend, Laika the Goldendoodle (that is: half golden retriever, half poodle — if you’re losing track of the doodles here, don’t worry because it’s really not crucial) quickly came to the rescue.

Laika quickly hops up on the couch to check on Jackson, and then cuddles him hard to help chase his fears away. If this doesn’t warm your heart, absolutely nothing will.

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These Are the Facebook’s Best Games of 2014

TIME

Facebook is out with its annual roundup of the year’s top Facebook games, with one game taking the ultimate crown.

Cookie Jam, a matching game launched by SGN last May, “swept all others” to become Facebook’s Game of the Year, the company announced Tuesday on its blog. While only one game could claim the biggest title, Facebook also identified some stand-outs from the year, including a new Candy Crush game and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.

These are Facebook’s best new games of 2014:

These are the Facebook staff’s favorite games of 2014:

Check out the rest of Facebook’s top games on their blog.

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Processing a Time-lapse Video taken with a GoPro

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Shooting a time-lapse movie on a GoPro is very easy process.  Getting a finished product can be simple too if you use the free software that comes with the camera.  You can easily assemble the frames, tweak the color, and remove the wide-angle distortion.

This specific tutorial is from the Video Gear Weekly series presented by lynda.com authors Rich Harrington and Robbie Carman. The complete course is presented as a weekly lynda.com series and offers reviews and tips on the latest video gear, from cameras like the Blackmagic 4K and GoPros to lighting, accessories, and adapters.


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