Rafa Benitez keeps introducing new things at Newcastle as he works to transform both the club and the team into hopefully one of the best in England – and even beyond that.
Today there is news the 56 year-old invited the Academy coaches to observe the morning training session at the club’s first team headquarters at Benton.
Rafa Benitez with the Academy coaches today
Rafa outlined his coaching philosophy to the coaches, which will now be applied at Newcastle in future years and at all levels of the club.
Hopefully that’s going to be a lot of years ….
Common coaching methods are done at a lot of the big clubs – the coaching from top to bottom is consistent and uses the same philosophy.
That helps young players to more easily move through the ranks of the club, for one thing.
A club statement has been issued on this:
“The coaches were invited to watch the morning training session, with Benitez talking them through the various drills and explaining how he plans and executes his sessions.”
Rafa also spoke about his coaching theory and methods in the Club’s strategy room, and he wanted to share both his expertise and also ensure the training methods and sessions are consistent throughout the Club.
This is what Rafa has said about this today:
“It’s important when you have a lot of experience as a coach and manager to pass on your knowledge and techniques to others, especially within the Club.”
“Joe Joyce, Peter Beardsley, Ben Dawson and myself have agreed it would be useful to give them my thoughts to help them develop and also to create a consistent approach to training throughout the club, from the Academy right through to the first team.”
“That is important for the development of our young players, to have this consistent approach in the way they are coached – something that runs throughout the players’ development at our Club.”
Academy manager Joe Joyce added this:
“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to take our coaches up to the first team Training Center to work with Rafa and his staff and we are very appreciative of the opportunity afforded to us.”
“It was a great learning experience for us, both in the sessions with the first team squad and then afterwards with Rafa explaining and outlining his coaching methods to the group.”
So this is how a world-class coach operates – it’s all very interesting and makes a load of sense of course.
Rafa is certainly transforming Newcastle United.
We love it.