Best 11 V 11 Soccer Formations

In this latest blog we analyse the best 11 v 11 soccer formations for the modern era.

What Does CDM Mean In Football

In this blog, we will look closely at the what does CDM mean in football, detail the characteristics and traits required at the elite level in this position, along with the way in which these players consistently provide positive contributions to their team’s overall performance.

What’s The Defender In Soccer

In this article we are going to analyse what the defender is in soccer and how it has developed over the years.

What Is A Clearance In Football?

In this blog we breakdown what is a clearance in football and how you can coach this skill with your players.

Foot Domination: How To Master Footwork In Football

In this blog we will dive deep into Foot Domination: How To Master Footwork In Football to improve players technical ability.

The Role Of The Striker In Football

In our latest blog, we are diving deep into the role of the striker in football.

Football/Soccer Numbers & Positions Explained

In this blog Football/Soccer Numbers & Positions Explained, we’ll delve into the roles and responsibilities of various positions in a 4-3-3 formation.

The Best Defensive Football Formations (4-4-2?)

In this blog, we will explore the best defensive football formations focusing on the traditional 4-4-2.

What Are Switch Drills?

Switching play is a way for teams to find space on the opposite side of the pitch, and beat the compact opponents.

How To Become A Better Football Coach In 2024

In this blog we look at how to become a better football coach in 2024 with some top tips and guidance to progress, develop and improve. 

(8) Fun U8 Football Drills For Kids

The football drills featured in this compilation are designed to captivate and excite young players under the age of 8.

Tips And Drills For Youth Football Tryouts

In this blog we will dive into some tips and drills for youth football tryouts.

SAQ: Speed, Agility, And Quickness

SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness) training is a well-known method to support athletes in developing their movement skills and is also commonly used in football coaching.

What Does Rondo Mean In Football?

In this blog we will explore a common question sent to us, what does rondo mean in football?

Football Plays: What Coaches And Players Must Know

When developing football plays, coaches should explore the different formations they would like to use, as well as how the opponents might set up.

One-on-One Football Coaching: Is it the right move?

In recent years, one-to-one football coaching has become more common for coaches working within the industry.

Football Practice Plan: The A-Z Guide For Planning Football Practice

This blog will provide you as a coach, a list of key components when creating a football practice plan for your football coaching sessions.

Football Practice: A Guide for Coaches & Players

Within this blog, we will cover ways in which coaches and players can get the most out of football practice.We will focus on how coaches can plan for the delivery of their training sessions as well as how players can make the most of their opportunities to practice too.

Football DNA Welcome 8 New Clubs In July

Football DNA are delighted to partner with 8 new clubs in July to support their coaches with access to the platform through the website and our own mobile app.

Matchday Interventions

“Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding” – Robert John Meehan
To somewhat contradict the quote introducing this blog, psychologists Cedar Riener and Daniel Willingham provide a different view-point.

The I.D.E.A Principle

This blog examines the I.D.E.A Principle which seeks to explain how a player assesses and interprets information on the pitch in what is an ever changing, dynamic environment with time and space continuously being compromised.

Staying Connected – Defenders To Push And Follow Play Up The Pitch

“Squeeze!”
“Push up!”
“Get out!”
A common problem that many teams encounter, is getting their defenders to push and follow play up the pitch when the ball is in an advanced area (i.e the top third) either in or out of the team’s possession.

Understanding And Coaching Teenagers

“Teenagers crave independence. The more self-sufficient we make them feel, the less hostile they are towards us” – Haim Ginott
Parents, teachers and coaches often share a common bond.

Welcome To 3 New Clubs

Football DNA are delighted to partner with 3 new clubs in February 2023 to support their coaches with access to the platform through the website and our own mobile app.

How Coaches Can Improve Teamwork and Communication

In this blog, we will explore how coaches can improve teamwork and communication within their group of players.

Higham Town FC x Football DNA Club Membership

Football DNA are excited to link up with Higham Town FC through our club membership package where 30 coaches from the club are given access to the platform through a discounted rate.

Football DNA Welcome 4 New Clubs

Football DNA are delighted to partner with 4 new clubs in November to support their coaches with access to the platform through the website and our own mobile app.

Constraints Based Football Coaching

A constraints-led approach is a well-known approach that is commonly used in coaching.

Bracknell Athletic FC x Football DNA Club Membership

Football DNA are thrilled to link up with Bracknell Athletic FC through our club membership package where 15 coaches from the club are given access to the platform through a discounted rate.

Creating A Positive Football Learning Environment

Creating a positive football learning environment is imperative for any coach coaching young players.

Using Different Pitch Sizes & Shapes

In this blog, we are going to explore the ways coaches can use different pitch sizes and shapes.

Coaching Styles and Interventions

In this blog, we will be exploring both coaching styles and interventions.

Frinton & Walton YFC x Football DNA Club Membership

Football DNA are thrilled to link up with Frinton & Walton YFC through our club membership package where 15 coaches from the club are given access to the platform through a discounted rate.

How to Deliver Positive ‘In Game’ Feedback To Your Players

In this blog we explore how to deliver positive ‘in game’ feedback from football coaches to football players.

How To Create Effective Decision Makers

In this latest Football DNA blog we look at how to create effective decision makers to improve footballers performance.

Coaching Tips For Football Tournaments

As we approach our tournament season we wanted to share some tips for football tournaments.

Bournville FC x Football DNA Club Membership

Football DNA are thrilled to link up with Bournville FC through our club membership package where over 25 coaches from the club are given access to the platform through a discounted rate.

How To Develop Your Player’s First Touch

In this blog we breakdown How To Develop Your Player’s First Touch and how you can use the 3 D’S & 3 E’s.

How to Design Football Practices & Sessions

In this blog, we will explore how to design football practices & sessions and give useful tips that you may need to take into account when doing this.

Football DNA Team Up With Trace

UNITED KINGDOM + AUSTIN, TX (Feb 22, 2022) –
Football DNA and Trace are proud to announce the formation of a new partnership that will see the two organizations join forces in their mission to nurture and accelerate player and coach development.

The Role Of A Grassroots Coach

In this blog we look at the role of a grassroots coach in junior football and the different parts the role consists of.

Stamford AFC x Football DNA Club Membership

Football DNA are thrilled to partner up with Stamford AFC through our club membership package where coaches of clubs are given access to the platform through a discounted rate.

Football DNA Partners With Charity Ubuntu

Football DNA are delighted to announce a partnership with a South African charity Ubuntu (https://www.ubuntufootball.com/what-we-do).

Behavioural Management in Youth Football Coaching

“The only person over whom you have direct and immediate control is yourself” – Stephen Covey
Modern day football coaching is far more than just teaching Principles of Play and studying the ‘Xs and Os’.

Developing Creativity In Young Footballers

“You can’t teach creativity, all you can do is let it blossom, and it blossoms in play” – Dr Peter Gray
The Oxford English Dictionary defines creativity as “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something”.

A Grassroots Game Day Guide

“The best coaches don’t tell you what to see, they show you where to look” – Alexandra Trefor
For a young player, game day is considered the most exciting day of the week.

Using Stories, Analogies And Metaphors In Coaching

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou
Story-telling is becoming much more prevalent in coaching and development environments, particularly with youth players.

Setting Targets & Objectives for the Season

In this blog, we will be exploring how you as a coach can set targets and objectives for the season.

How Clubs Can Support Their Football Coaches

In this blog, we are going to explore how clubs can support their coaches.

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