Jon Townsend – Running is a reward, not a punishment.
Jon is a long-serving writer for These Football Times and the Original Coach and is the author of the upcoming book “It’s Just a Ball: Exploring the Complexities of a Simple Game”.
Jon, a supporter of Liverpool Football Club and AFC Ajax, is based in the U.S. and is involved in promoting grassroots football and specializes in player development writing and coaching. He is the co-founder of Year Zero Soccer, a non-profit grassroots football organization that is partnered with TFT.
His work has been featured on the Guardian Sport Network, Inside Soccer, NSCAA Soccer Journal, White Lines Magazine, and Spartan Magazine.
Cookie of Team SISU caught up with him recently a they draw the parallels between running, football (soccer), training and what athletic ability and training means in modern times.
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