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10-05-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by MadLuke View Post
How much Kowalchuck is responsable of that vs Lemaire (and Parize return ?)

I will agree that bad coaching can make a team going down no doubt, but how much outcoaching can you have for an edge vs other professional coached team.

IT will be very hard to have the coaching factor with good sample size, would like to see study about coach influence, but they are probably hard to do.
A coaches influence and perhaps most importantly, contribution to a team, often happens outside of 'the game'. It happens in practice and in the real world interactions with the players. It's nearly impossible to quantify those types of relationships in a study, but you do hear stories of the great leaders in every sport who could bring together players to become a better team.

When we hear of strategically 'outcoaching' in sports (hockey), it's more often that the grass is greener on the other side than not.

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