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Send in your questions for Michael Beale
Rangers FC first team coach Michael Beale has written a number of books with Soccer Coach Weekly. He is going to be on a Soccer Coach Weekly podcast and anyone who owns one of those books, or is interested in how Michael uses the sessions inside them, can end in a question and you will be in with a chance of having it answered.
Michael coached at Chelsea and Liverpool before becoming assistant manager at Sao Paulo in Brazil. He returned to Liverpool and then joined Rangers with manager Steven Gerrard.
He will be on the Soccer Coach Weekly Podcast in a couple of weeks time so keep your ears open for news of this and in the meantime send in your questions to Soccer Coach Weekly email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have now launched the Soccer Coach Weekly Lesson Plans which give coaches a new way to coach. The Coaching Classroom removes the constraints imposed by the time you have with your players.
It gives you a wide range of ways to introduce and develop key principles of the game without limiting the amount of time players spend with a ball at their feet. You can use it remotely with all your players online or you can use it at training without the need for internet access.
And don’t forget that as a thank you for your support we have launched a new service called My Club for subscribers to Soccer Coach Weekly.
My Club lets you add assistant coaches and parent-helpers to your subscription, giving them access to the same extensive library of games and activities that you currently benefit from.
We’ve automatically upgraded your subscription for you. Simply log in to your account at My Club on the website and start inviting your colleagues.
Plus coming up is the launch of the Touchline Tales Podcast! Exciting times…