Written by Dino Lopez
Most recently, through connections developed via Apex IFC, I’ve been exposed to discussions about brain science and its influence on player development. The work of Michel Bruynincks and Jose Riga, who were integral to the revolution of Belgian Football (www.cogitraining.com), and the work of Kevin McGreskin (www.soccereyeq.com) have made me think about the brain and the science of teaching, learning and achievement as they pertain to football. The fact is coaching is teaching, playing is learning and our brain dictates how we learn best and dictates the best solutions for the problems presented in the game. There must then be a connection between brain development, the way we teach and the way players learn to play.