In the summer of 2021, I took a youth team to an unbeaten campaign, in their first ever season playing together. While winning is never the most important part of youth soccer, I share some of the key tips and tricks that allowed me to achieve success with my team and instill a positive culture where each and every player wanted to return. In the first half of the episode, I also discuss the exciting opportunities coming up on TheMastermindSite.com. Follow the show and my body of work @mastermindsite and @desmondrhys!
Category: Spin the Ball
Finding the balance between being fun and assertive in coaching (+ more Q&A)
In this special edition Spin The Ball Q&A, Rhys Desmond talks about how to find the balance between being fun and assertive in coaching, how to be more enthusiastic for your players, and gives his thoughts on the CONCACAF Champions League and Man City vs. Tottenham this weekend. Be sure to check out @mastermindsite on social media and everything we have going on at themastermindsite.com to never miss an update.
Spin The Ball – Would I Lie To You – Soccer with Priests, Dislocated Kneecaps and Hamburgers at Practice
Spin The Ball is back! And back with a bang, as Rhys and the panel get together to play the British game show Would I Lie To You? football styled. Each panelist comes up with two football stories from their past, one truth and one lie, as the others attempt to guess which is which. Stories include Declan's experience playing soccer with priests in Rome, Victor's dislocated kneecap, Rhys' hamburger infused 1on1 session and Alex's interesting encounter with a global star. Subscribe to the show via itunes and spotify and follow on Twitter @mastermindsite. Submit ideas for the show using the links below or at themastermindsite.com.
Spin The Ball – Mount Rushmore of Managers, Underrated Players & U-23 Talents
Have you ever wanted a football podcast guided towards discussing topics set by you - the listener? Welcome to Spin The Ball! On episode number two of the show, Rhys is joined by Adam Palermo of TheMastermindSite and Bundesliga Daily to select the 'Mount Rushmore' (top four) of various footballing categories. Topics include Best Managers, Underrated Players, U-23 Players Most Likely To Win The Ballon D'Or and Academy Products to Break into Their First Team in the Last Five Years. After ranking all of the Mount Rushmores, Rhys and Adam discuss your ideas submitted this week and spin the ball to decide what's coming up next week. You can submit ideas for the show @mastermindsite on social media or via the links below.
Introducing Spin The Ball – Our Brand New Show!
Have you ever wanted a football podcast guided towards discussing topics set by you - the listener? Here at TheMastermindSite.com we are about to provide you with exactly that. Every week, Rhys Desmond, CEO of TheMastermindSite, will be joined by guests from around the world to discuss ideas sent in by you - the listeners. On this inaugural show, Rhys is joined by TMS legend Sam The Man to iron out the final details of the podcast and discuss all the listener submitted ideas for the first week of action. Rhys and Sam then prepare the ball to be spun for the very first time, deciding the topic of next week's show. And it's a good one. Submit ideas for the show @mastermindsite on social media or via the links below.