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Techniques

Dribbling, passing and stopping, ball control (first touch on the ground and in the air), shooting, kicking, faints, crossing, headball etc.

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Tactics

Individual tactics, universal tactics, group tactics, team tactics, positional tactics, "matchplan" etc.

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Stamina

Basic stamina, speed, speed stamina, agility, strength, warmup, stretching etc.

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Reaction time

In Finland many players are slow in their head, because their own thinking isn't triggered by their coaches, who always tell what to do. I call such players "little robots". Fast legs, slow head. The robot turns on when the ball enters the robot's periphery. If you hear me say "Good morning", the robot didn't turn on quickly enough. I always vary rules, tasks and whatever reactions can be triggered in trainings.

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Mentality

I love football. I live football. I am football. I always give 100% for my team and teach that mentality to my players.

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Motivation

My players "want", because... well, ask them, why they want to find out.

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Video analysis

Longomatch, Adobe Premiere, VLC, creating video clips, edit them and explain what you see on them.

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Tactical seminars

Without being too boring. I hope. Ask my players whether I achieve that.

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JOPOX, MyClub, WordPress, Website, SoMe

I was and am admin for the two Finnish club organisational tools JOPOX and MyClub. I also know how to handle WordPress and can code own websites (like this one here) with HTML and CSS. I also write social media posts for my clubs in three different languages.

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Creativity

This factor is extremely important. Many trainings in Finland are super boring. Everyone does the same things, there is no variety. I always try to do new things in trainings, and implement new ideas (for the same old topics).

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Psychology

General psychology, organisational psychology, development psychology, group psychology, social psychology etc.

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Philosophy

Helps me shape my trainings. For example Aristotle's middle way: too aggressive pressing is risky, too passive pressing is also risky, a healthy middle way leads to success.

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Love of football

Comes first. No love for football, no future in football.

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Team spirit

Football is a team sport. The team is all. "You have to be 11 friends." (Sepp Herberger, coach of the 1954-WC winner).

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Germany & Finland

I know the player path of the DFB as well as SPL and am able to combine the best of both worlds.

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Communication

I explain, I show, I ask. During games, I am as quiet as possible. I don't want to interrupt the game, because the players need to find their own solutions. When I shout into the game, my players know that I have something important to say. I appreciate active players, because players play the game, not the coach. Only when my players don't find any solution whatsoever, I intervene. Being quiet doesn't mean I don't know what's going on.

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Difficult environment

All my clubs in Finland had organisational difficulties. Working in such a difficult environment thus became some kind of speciality for me. I help "repairing" such clubs and do a lot of backend work which needs to be done, but doesn't happen on the field.

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Instructor

I am an instructor for the Finnish Football Assocation for the E- and D-license.

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Languages

German and English fluent. Finnish quite good. French I understand, but I probably reply with Finnish words. ;)

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Empathy

I seriously consider this one of my biggest skillZ. With a big Z.

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Humor

My most important skill. Without humor, life ain't worth living. That applies also to trainings. I pity the people who think that good training can't be fun. In my opinion: The more fun, the better the training. Fun doesn't mean doing nothing.