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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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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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