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Giving Players Ownership

Ownership ‘the act, state, or right of possessing something’, which is a term I commonly hear now from coaches working within youth development.

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Learning through Small Sided Games

What the statistics say?  

Players touch the ball five times more often in 4-a-side football and 50% more in 7-a-side. 

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Key Tips on Coaching Football to the U4 – U6 Age Group

When coaching four to six year olds, it can be a very daunting one for children as they take some of their first steps into playing sport with others, as well as being taught by a coach.

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Key Attributes a Coach Needs When Working With Young Players

The purpose of this blog is to explore the key attributes a coach needs when working with young players.

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What can we do during this time off to develop as coaches and players?

The current crisis we find ourselves in is one that has created a great deal of apprehension and concern to people and communities across the globe, as well as leading to a significant halt to football like we’ve not seen before.

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Ball Mastery – How does it transfer to the game?

To master is to be able to control or superiority over someone or something. 

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Benefits of Futsal & Transitional Skills

“Futsal is played indoors in a 5 a side format with a heavier ball and is a brilliant way of young players improving technically as they get more touches of the ball in tight areas.”

In a statistical study by UEFA, comparing Futsal to indoor football with walls, players touch the ball 210% more often.

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Incorporating Goalkeepers into your Sessions

Goalkeepers in the modern game are now having to use their feet more and more.

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How to stop players bunching?

In mini soccer, it is a common site to see children chasing after the ball wherever it goes.

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Developing a Coaching Philosophy and Syllabus

Like in school, a syllabus is an outline of what you want the players to learn.

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Who would ever be a coach?

Endless days and nights whether wind, rain or snow, the coach is always on call so who would ever be a coach?

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Prepare a team for 11 a side Football

When considering how to prepare a team for 11 a side football from 9 a side is something that can be a challenge for the players as well as for coaches.

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