DonMacNaughton Soccer Podcast

DonMacNaughton Soccer Podcast

By Don MacNaughton
Soccer coaching, playing and parenting
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Don MacNaughton Talking With Liam Fox
Liam talks on his influences through his playing career  The transition into a coaching role and the lessons learned on the pitch and off.
29:15
June 24, 2020
Don MacNaughton talking with Kev MacNaughton
Kevin talks us through his career influences  Lessons learnt in the game How he refound his passion for Art.
26:27
June 22, 2020
Don MacNaughton Talking with Frazer Robertson Technical Director "The Right to Dream" Academy Ghana
Frazer talks about his journey in the game so far. The importance of putting the hours in  on the training pitch and learning your trade Coming out of your comfort zone and coaching in another country The success and philosophy of "The Right to Dream Academy" 
29:55
June 21, 2020
Don MacNaughton talking with Steven Robb Co-Founder Bee-Inspired Clothing
Some great stories from Steven on his football career and influences. Where the motivation and inspiration came from for Bee Inspired and his hopes for the future.
31:34
June 8, 2020
Don MacNaughton Speaking with Steven Gunn
Great to speak to Aberdeen F.C. Head of Football Operations Steven Gunn on getting into the world of football from a business perspective and life at Aberdeen F.C.
24:14
May 25, 2020
Don MacNaughton speaks with Gary Caldwell
Gary speaks about his influences growing up. Early Influences of his fathers and older brother and how being a center-half was in the Genes. Pushing to catch up and pass his brother The power to strive to do better and more. How a gift from his mother helped him remember to strive for the right things The power of a good network around you influences your standards as a person and a player. Allan Irvine’s huge influence on him in his football education The massive learning from Gordon Strachan and Roberto Martinez The challenge of transitioning from player to coach His passion and enjoyment of coaching on the grass and helping develop players.
36:26
May 21, 2020
Don MacNaughton talking with James McPake
Speaking with Dundee Manager James McPake  The coaches and players that have influenced him as a player moving through Positions The coaches that really spurred his interest in coaching from 24-25. The power of asking questions to develop your knowledge of the game. How different coaches styles gave him an incredible football education The evolution of coaching in Scotland and the amount of information top players expect now from their coach. The importance of having good people around you as a manager or head coach The strength of being able to ask for advice. The power of having a close-knit staff team. The importance of learning how to deal with defeat as a manager and the process of coming through it and how that can make or break you as a manager
42:36
May 17, 2020
Don Macnaughton talking with Brian Rice
Hamilton Accies Head Coach Brian Rice talks us through some of his journey in the gams as a player and coach.
34:23
May 14, 2020
Talking with Aberdeen Gothenburg Legend Eric Black on playing and coaching
European Cup Winners Cup Winner and respected coach Eric Black talks about his journey in the game. From signing from Aberdeen as a youth to lifting the European Cup Winners Cup in Gothenburg Eric talks about the changing face of coaching and some great lessons for all coaches here.
23:10
May 13, 2020
Don MacNaughton talks with Fabrizio Piccareta
Roma u17 Head Coach shares about how his football philosophy developed through his youth and then his own coaching philosophy. The importance of the coach-player relationship The importance of Emotional Intelligence to a coach  
37:35
May 12, 2020
Don MacNaughton talking with Charlie Christie
Inverness C.T. Head of Youth Charlie Christie talking about his life in the game as player, manager, head of Youth Development.  Charlie talks about the influence of the street league growing up in Inverness and how that experience shaped his attitudes to football and life. The power of being part of a dressing room where you wanted to play for the manager and felt you could tale on anyone. The challenges of moving from player to coach and the coaches who have influenced his coaching philosophy. His pride in Ryans attitude and success in the game  The importance of drive, resilience and hard work in a modern player  
34:33
May 10, 2020
Don MacNaughton Talks With QPR Keeper Liam Kelly
Some superb pointers for any young player looking to get to the top  Coming out of your " Comfort Zone", recognizing your "New Normal " and thriving in it.
15:56
May 9, 2020
"You Need People" talking with Scotland National Woman Head Coach Shelley Kerr
Shelley talks about her love of the game for nurtured from an early age and how family and among others school teachers nurtured this. How early mentors inspired and challenged her to develop her thinking. The importance of being process-driven and transparent with your thinking And to all to remember to 'Enjoy It and Have Fun"
26:58
May 8, 2020
Don MacNaughton Talks with Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell
Don MacNaughton Talks with Steven Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell  Speaking with Ross County Co-Managers Steven Ferguson & Stuart Kettlewell How their natural approach of leaving the “ego” behind allows them to communicate and work well together in the joint role How being clear between them nailing the non - negotiable’s within the group were vital for success The power of players buying into the culture of the club and the area. How to use “Room 101” to learn and improve your Coaching
27:02
May 7, 2020
"Have I Done Enough Today to Progress" - John Rankin
Speaking to Hearts u18 Coach John Rankin on his journey in the game form Man Utd Reserve Team Captain to Ross County and his relentless drive to be the best player he can be.
24:46
May 6, 2020
Don MacNaughton talks with Kenny Miller
In this episode Kenny talks of his passion for the game from an early age playing behind the goals as a kid and the magic of street football. Loving the feeling of the ball hitting the back of the net when as kids you were able to get a shot of playing in the real nets. The big influence Donald Park had on his development from when he was 12 years old How he learned to relish higher demands being placed on him and how it led to him playing at the highest level and always want to go as far as he can go. How to play at a big club you need to be able not just survive but thrive under pressure The importance of the relationship and respect between the coach and player  His belief on focusing on the "process" for consistent success always  asking  the question "how do we win"  How "WALTER Smith" got the best out of him And the key lesson he learned from Mark Warburton The importance of asking yourself on not just how can you can get better but how you can help others get better on a daily basis.
36:36
May 5, 2020
Don MacNaughton Speaking with Robby McCrorie
“You can get given ideas but it’s up to you , when you're on the pitch you learn the most “ Robby speaks about his journey from when the Girvan youth team needed a keeper and his Dad encouraged him to give it a go and how he loved the position from then. The influence of the key coaches  How they helped him see  the big picture during his teenage yeats The intensity of a keeper role and the importance of the mental side and patience. How going on loan helped him develop his game against the physical and mental challenge of keeping clean sheets in a competitive league.  How experience helps you to see the pictures unfolding on the pitch and you become, sharper and quicker and your decision making improves. How the keeper is now a key leadership position becoming the spare man good with the ball at your feet and sharp in the head And more than anything... “ if you enjoy what you're doing you will do it better “ 
16:48
May 4, 2020
Don MacNaughton talks with Ross McCrorie
Scotland under-21 Captain Ross McCrorie talking about the ups and downs of his journey as part of the Rangers Academy. How you need to be mentally prepared to take your chance as you never know when it will be presented How important family support is helping you get you through the tough times. The importance of the mental side to developing your football talent Making his "debut" for Rangers at Fir Hill then another debut in the nets in front of 40k at Ibrox. How football is the best job in the world and you have to just go out wherever and do your best whatever position you are playing in.
17:06
May 4, 2020
" We are in the Entertainment Business" ... talking with John "Yogi" Hughes
Yogi talking about his experiences playing and how he formed his coaching ethos His love of the game, the process and how he will never change his philosophy The quite brilliant analogy of  teams as "Bulls and Matadors" The key distinction between "coaching: and "teaching" and when to do each. A man to listen to if you want to learn how to develop and implement a ball playing passing game throughout a club.
39:49
April 29, 2020
Don MacNaughton Speaking with Lee Johnson
Don MacNaughton Speaking to Bristol City F.C. Head Coach Lee Johnson on his coaching journey , philosophy and lessons learned . More details to follow 
28:21
April 24, 2020
Don MacNaughton Talks With Russell Martin
Russell Martin talks about his ongoing  journey in the game
28:00
April 22, 2020
Don MacNaughton talking with Donald Park
Donald Park reflects on his journey as a player and coach 
25:15
April 21, 2020
Hugh MacDonald chats about Football through the Decades
The Legendary Scottish journalist and broadcaster discusses how football has changed through the decades and what makes a good manager a great manager with what he describes as the "Lou Reed Factor" If you love football this one is not to be missed.
42:04
April 21, 2020
Don MacNaughton talks to Kevin Thomson
Kevin talks about the lessons he learned from different coaches through his career His own motivation and drives Why being willing to master the fundamentals is vital for any young player 
17:39
April 18, 2020
Steven McGarry Perth Glory Academy Technical Director
Talking to Steven McGarry about falling in love with the game going to watch St Mirren as a boy. To playing for them and the journey from player to coach and lessons learned.
30:08
April 16, 2020