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Dealing with Challenging Players

Dealing with challenging players within your sessions can be a one of the biggest challenges as a coach.

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Planning Sessions for Mixed Abilities

Planning sessions for mixed abilities is something you have to deal with regularly as a coach.

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How to keep the session fun and engaging for players?

5 Key Points to Consider
A common question we often get at Football DNA is how to keep the session fun and engaging for players.

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Ways I can Improve as a Coach

Where to Start
I’ve been constantly trying to find “ways I can improve as a coach”.

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Provide players with homework or no homework?

Should we provide players with homework?
When asking a number of primary school teachers what the purpose of homework is for them within their own environment.

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How to get parents on board with your coaching

“Creating a Culture”
Further to my piece last week, we have had several queries about how to get parents on board with your coaching and how you and your club works with their child.

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Players, Parents & Coach Relationships

3 Tips to Develop Players, Parents & Coach Relationships
In this blog we analyse how important the Players, Parents & Coach Relationships are and how you can develop this with 3 top tips.

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Wanting to Win is Preparing to Win

You will often hear phrases such as a desire to win or the will to win in football but what do they really mean?

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Improving Decision Making & Awareness

Making Better Decisions: The Importance of Preparation
Every coach and manager would love their team to make better decisions.

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How to Plan & Structure a Coaching Session

Planning is not always an easy task and I have lost count of the number of times I have meticulously planned a session to then end up doing something completely different at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances such as kids falling ill or not turning up for training. 

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Off Season Nutrition Guidance

Introduction
The off-season provides a time to recover and relax from the stress and workload of the season, as well as an opportunity to improve your physical condition to be in shape for pre-season.

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What Age Should Players Specialise into Certain Positions in the Development Phase?

So many players start off in the game in a position, then end up playing in a completely different one before making it through to professional level.

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