For the last few years during a training session, if I thought of an interesting way to teach a coaching point, or had a discussion over a soccer topic with a player, I would immediately write it down on the sign-in sheets I have players use at the beginning of training. Then, if I wanted to expand on the topic I wrote about, I would use it as a topic for my YouTube videos.
Last summer, I read a book called the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. Meditations is a series of personal writings by the Roman Emperor. He never expected them to be published and didn't necessarily organize them into topics. If he had a thought, he'd write it down. After reading this book, I decided to dedicate one journal to the short thoughts of my daily trainings.
After giving it some thought as I sit here in Michigan waiting out the Covid19 Pandemic of 2020, I thought it would be a good idea to start also putting these daily thoughts on my website as part of my I HATE SOCCER blog.