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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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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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Watch, Use & Adapt

Here at footballdna.co.uk we use the phrase “Watch, Use & Adapt” but what do we mean by this?

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Five Top Tips for Beginner Coaches

Every coach has been a beginner! No matter how much experience you have had as a player, coaching is a totally different experience.

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Ben Garner: My Coaching Journey So Far

Ben Garner is a UEFA Pro Licence coach from England who is currently Assistant Head Coach at ATK Football Club in the Indian Super League.

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