Why Football Scouts Should Disregard Physical Attributes When Evaluating Players

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Football is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world, and players’ physical attributes are often seen as a key factor in their success. However, in recent years, there has been a growing body of evidence that suggests that physical attributes are not as important as they are often made out to be. In this blog post, we will explore why football scouts should disregard physical attributes and focus more on other factors when evaluating a player’s potential.

One of the main reasons why physical attributes are overvalued is because they are easily quantifiable. Scouts can measure a player’s speed, strength, and agility with ease, and these numbers can be compared to other players in the league. However, what these measurements don’t tell you is how a player will perform in a real game situation.

Football is a sport that requires a combination of physical, mental, and technical skills. A player who may have impressive physical attributes but lacks technical skills will not perform as well as a player who has mastered the technical aspects of the game. Similarly, a player who is mentally tough and has excellent decision-making skills can overcome a lack of physical attributes.

Another reason why physical attributes are overvalued is that they can be improved through training and conditioning. A player who may not have the physical attributes of a top player can still improve their performance through hard work and dedication. Conversely, a player who has impressive physical attributes may not perform as well as expected if they lack the mental toughness and technical skills required to succeed at the highest level.

In conclusion, when evaluating a player’s potential, scouts should focus on factors that are not as easily quantifiable, such as a player’s decision-making skills, technical ability, and mental toughness. While physical attributes are important, they should not be the only factor considered when evaluating a player’s potential. In today’s game, the players who can perform consistently at the highest level are those who have developed the complete package of physical, mental, and technical skills

Empowering Your Child Through Sport and Esports: Tips for Parents

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As parents, it is natural to want the best for our children. One way we can do this is by allowing them to express themselves through sport and e-sports.

Participating in sports and e-sports can provide numerous benefits for children. It can help them develop physically, as well as improve their mental and emotional well-being. It can also teach them important life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, and discipline.

But in order for children to get the most out of these activities, it is important to approach them in the right way. Here are some tips for getting the best out of your children if you allow them to express themselves through sport and esports:

  1. Encourage a growth mindset: Instead of focusing on the outcome of the game or competition, encourage your child to focus on the process and the effort they put in. This will help them develop a growth mindset, which is the belief that they can improve and learn through hard work and effort.
  2. Support their interests: Whether your child is interested in football, darts, or Fortnite, it is important to support their interests and passions. This will help them feel valued and motivated to continue pursuing their goals.
  3. Set achievable goals: Help your child set achievable goals for themselves, whether it be improving their shooting accuracy in football or reaching a certain rank in an online game. This will give them something to work towards and help them feel a sense of accomplishment when they achieve their goals.
  4. Encourage teamwork: Both sports and esports require teamwork and cooperation. Encourage your child to work with their teammates and to be a good sport, whether they win or lose.
  5. Foster a love of learning: Encourage your child to learn as much as they can about their sport or game. This could mean watching instructional videos or reading about strategies and tactics. This will help them improve and also foster a love of learning.

By following these tips, you can help your child get the most out of their participation in sport and esports. Whether they become professional athletes or esports champions, the skills and lessons they learn through these activities will serve them well throughout their lives.

Original [Lancers]Clan roster!

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2003 Lancers Clan members

Clan Leader [Lancers]Daz[CL] <— Me
Deputy [Lancers]Maz[DCL]
Member [Lancers]The_Mad_Ferrit
Member [Lancers]Sinister#Minister
Member [Lancers]Silk
Member [Lancers]Dipstick
Member [Lancers]V!TO
Member [Lancers]Paddypotter
Member [Lancers]Moses
Member [Lancers]Tear
Member [Lancers]aszkiker
Trial [Lancers]Haggis
Trial [Lancers]Miss_Sexy
Honorary [Lancers]Scorpion
Honorary [Lancers]Twatt-On-Line

Found on https://web.archive.org/web/20040609210436/http://www.lancersclan.com/members.htm

Reflecting on My School Years: Inside and Outside the Classroom (1995-2000)

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I recently found a word document of what I had done inside and outside of school from 1995-2000. It’s funny reflecting back on these things.

Inside School

  • 1995-2000 I was a member of the school football team. This helped me build on communication skills, teamwork and discipline.
  • 1995 I was a member of the school debating team. This helped me build on communication skills, teamwork and discipline. I learned how to  co-ordinate work and how to co-operate with other students.
  • 1995-1996 Played the ‘Lord Mayor’ in the first year production of “The Thwarting of Barn Bolagrew”
  • 1996 I had a poem published in a poetry anthology.
  • 1997 I received the prize for ‘Creative Writing’ at prize giving.
  • 1999-2000 I received a certificate for achieving most Credit Awards        in Year twelve.

Outside school

  • 1995-1997 Attended a Badminton club
  • 1995-1998 Attended Gerry Armstrong Soccer School

1996-2000 Worked part time helping in a computer repair and sales shop

  • 1997-1998 I was selected to play soccer for Tyrone
  • 1997-2000 I was able to set up an Internet web site and currently maintain and update the site.

My name is Peter Hughes. I am a year twelve student at Drumragh College. My last year at school has been a very busy one. I am working extremely hard for my GCSE examinations. I am studying English Language, Maths, Double Awards Science, French, Technology, Information Systems and GCSE short course Religious Education. I have been able to complete and hand in coursework on time and continued with my part time job in a local computer shop. Through this experience I have learned how to manage my time effectively.

I consider myself to be trustworthy, reliable and very co-operative. I always try to arrive at school and class on time. I always do as I am told in and outside of school and try my best in all areas of life. I often stay after school and attend extra curricular clubs in many areas including Information Systems, Technology, English, Maths and Science.

During my last year at school I went on work experience to P.C. Limited. I thought this was very enjoyable as my interests are in the area of computers. I am also interested in a career in aviation with the Royal Air Force. I have developed this through reading books about technology and flight.

I would like to return to school to study ‘A’ level or  ‘GNVQ’s.

I know that if I wish to do so I will have to study very hard now and in the future.

Looking back I didn’t do my A levels I started them and after a couple of weeks left to work full time. There are many different paths! Today my interests haven’t really strayed too much. I’m still an aviation and computer geek :-).