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    Mark, father of Dylan & Luke - S4K Kickers, Farnborough

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Sport4Kids Football Coaching, Child Development & Girls Football Blog!

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Marcus Doyle is a charismatic, energetic entertainer and sports performer from Surrey.  He is a doting father of two, C (9 years) and J (11 years) and passionate about everything to do with child development and sport.  He has been coaching for over 20 years and loves every minute of it. 

Parental Roles in Kids' Football Development

Parental Roles in Kids' Football Development
Unless you live in a pleasant little cul-de-sac on Neptune, you’ll know that football now finds itself not only the world’s most popular pastime but possibly its greatest obsession.  The global enthusiasm for it has reached a level previously unknown, in part due to the financial benefits awaiting its finest exponents but also due to the sheer excitement generated from the game itself. A major bone of contention in the coaching world these days is how to identify and handle the greater numbers of children wanting to play the sport.  Equally important, is how to nurture those showing aptitude and talent whilst protecting a child’s natural enthusiasm. The Football Association (FA) has long maintained that children should be coached in organised groups from the age of 5 but those of us in the global football family who are aware of what pre school aged children are truly capable of see it differently. There isn’t a youngster that gives their coach a high five at the start of a k...
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1982 - Coach Marcus'Panini World Cup Memory

1982 - Coach Marcus'Panini World Cup Memory
Mark’s recollections of the France 98 World Cup tournament struck a chord for a whole host of reasons. Being significantly older than the good Doctor I watched most of those games in my local, but his perceptions of that England team being seen through 11 year old eyes made my mind wander. Argentina 78 I remember bits of. Mostly the extraordinary scenes at the start of the final, tonnes of ticker tape descending from the skies onto the heads of the home team and their Dutch counterparts. But I was 6, the nuances of Argentina’s 3-1 victory lost on me. No, the World Cup that rocked my world, filled my Panini sticker album and convinced me that football meant a little bit more than just a pastime, was Spain 82. My mother is from Armagh, Northern Ireland, my father from Dublin. I favoured the southern side of the border, but at this point, the occasional flash of brilliance from Liam Brady aside, we were no great shakes internationally. But Northern Ireland had qualified, along with Engla...
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