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UEFA B License – Midfield Overloads

0 Submitted by on Mon, 20 March 2017, 04:28
This guest session is from Scottish coach, Laurie McGinley. Laurie is the Head Coach of Motherwell U-17 Ladies, as well as a community coach for Motherwell FC. He is a hard working, enthusiastic young coach with a UEFA B licence and Scottish FA Advanced children’s licence, with an aim of getting to the top level. His session today is focused Continue Reading...
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Tim Lees On Guardiola’s Effect on Manchester City

0 Submitted by on Fri, 17 February 2017, 14:43
   Tim Lees is the current Academy Director at St. Louis FC. He was Youth Development Manager at Wigan Athletic and managed the U13-14s philosophy at Liverpool’s academy. He holds a BSc Hons Degree in Sport Psychology, a UEFA A Licence and has been a guest speaker at several youth national coaching events. His book, ‘Developing an Elite Coaching Philosophy in Possession’, provides an outstanding, in-depth strategy Continue Reading...
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David Baird First Touch Session

0 Submitted by on Fri, 17 February 2017, 14:27
David Baird is a highly ambitious young coach, currently working with Heart of Midlothian FC in Scotland. He has been a practitioner of coaching for over 10 years and I has gained experience in Scotland, Dubai and the United States. His @DavidBairdSC Twitter account is a ‘must follow’ for coaches and he shares new sessions and content on a daily basis. His First Touch session below Continue Reading...
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Designing An Effective Training Session

0 Submitted by on Mon, 17 October 2016, 00:03
  When asked to identify the secret to the success of his great Manchester United teams during the Premier League era, Sir Alex Ferguson went directly to the source. “The most important aspect of our system was training. What happens on a Saturday has already occurred on the training ground.” You can’t really argue with him. Observe any practice session Continue Reading...
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Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool Warm-Up

0 Submitted by on Mon, 07 March 2016, 19:41
    I recently attended the 2016 Capital One Cup Final at Wembley between Liverpool and Manchester City and observed the pregame warm-up of Jurgen Klopp’s team. Below is the set-up, which you can see is quite basic. A playing area on the far side of the pitch and a coned area in the corner. The warm-up involved the starters Continue Reading...
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Best Coaching Books Of 2015

0 Submitted by on Tue, 15 December 2015, 05:52
    Below are the five best soccer coaching books I have read in the past 12 months. They are in no particular order and cover a wide range of perspectives. Each book covers different levels, cultures, philosophies, and even generations of players.  The one thing that they all have in common however, apart from the fact that I really Continue Reading...
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The Best Of “You Know The Drill”

0 Submitted by on Wed, 09 December 2015, 05:40
  The great thing about coaching today is the amount of information we all have access to. New ideas are just a click away and it’s not hard to find innovative ways to engage your players, as well as improving them. Jimmy Bullard’s “You Know The Drill” on Soccer AM did exactly that. Jimmy is a huge personality so the entertainment Continue Reading...
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