How-To: Staff Search
A simple guide to finding your next staff member!
Many people ask who the best staff are for X role, etc. But I think it is better to teach a man the skills and give him some bricks rather than build the house for him. So here is a short guide with the attributes to search for to find your backroom staff.
First things first, the most important thing to understand when staff searching – DDM:
DETERMINATION – DISCIPLINE – MOTIVATING
They are the key attributes to find and they transfer across all of the coaching roles. A coach can have 20’s in Attack and Tactical Coaching, for example, but will only be an average Attack coach without decent DDM, and it is essential to have high DDM in able to be a top star-rated coach.
So without further ado, here’s what you should look for:
Director of Football:
Judging Ability, Judging Potential, Adaptability, Man Management + DDM
Head Of Youth Development:
Judging Ability, Judging Potential, Adaptability, Working with Youngsters + DDM
Assistant Manager: (U18 Assistant)
Man Management + Tactical Knowledge + DDM (+ Working with Youngsters)
(Judging Ability and Judging Potential are helpful if available for both Senior and U18 Assistant)
Goalkeeper Coach: (U18 GK Coach)
Shot Stopping: Goalkeepers, Tactical + DDM (+ Working with Youngsters)
Handling: Goalkeepers, Technical + DDM (+ Working with Youngsters)
Defence Coaching + Tactical Coaching + DDM
Attack Coaching + Tactical Coaching + DDM
Attack Coaching + Technique Coaching + DDM
Tactical Coaching + DDM
Ball Control Coach:
Mental Coaching + Technique Coaching + DDM (+ Working with Youngsters)
Fitness Coach: (U18 coach)
Fitness Coaching + DDM (+ Working with Youngsters)
Physio: (Head Physio should be your best Physio)
Physiotherapy – Here, only the one attribute is important. People will say that you need Adaptability + DDM, but my own experiences of signing the cheapest Physio with just a high Physio attribute (backed up in part by Pompey-Dan’s research) suggests that no other attributes are necessary.
Chief Scout: should have the best Judging Ability + Judging Potential, Man Management + DDM
Regular scout: Judging Ability + Judging Potential (+ Adaptability if scouting unfamiliar territory)
Next opponent scout: Judging Player Ability + Tactical Knowledge
Feedback and/or constructive criticism is appreciated.
I hope this helps you find the best staff available to you! Good luck!
Originally posted on www.unbelievable-jeff.com