Working on a Book
In 2007, after my first professional gig with FK RAD, I wrote a summary of my thoughts regarding physical preparation in soccer in one PDF created in Microsoft PowerPoint.
In 2010/2011, after returning from Boston, and after starting the Complementary Training blog, I wrote the updated version on this manual. It started as a series of blog posts on pre-season planning, but I eventually compiled it into a PDF for Joel Jamieson’s 8WeeksOut website.
After this manual, numerous blog posts were written (they can be found by clicking on Team Sports Tag) and just recently I started thinking on updating this manual to be more aligned with my current thinking. And I changed my thinking a lot recently.
But then, instead of writing a manual, I decided to write a proper book – so during my most recent training camp in Cyprus, I actually started writing it (BTW, I use Ulysses to write, which I find great). I have a basic outline laid out, as well as couple of chapters finished.
Also, I have decided to make this writing more “open” and I will publish all chapters here on the blog (only for members though) as soon as I write them. Hopefully this will create some discussion and review, which will allow me to correct, expand and modify things on the go. As always I will be open for any type of feedback. Hopefully this process will result in a properly edited paperback book.
I will soon publish the first chapter I wrote on microcycle planning. You can follow the chapters by following My Book Tag.
I have additional great news – I will have Raymond Verheijen on the podcast at the beginning of April if everything goes as planned. His book motivated me to start writing and I am more than happy that he agreed to answer some of my questions.
Watch this space….