A career in coaching

Keith Boanas is a Uefa Pro License coach, an FA affiliate tutor, is working for the highly-regarded Palace for Life Foundation and is head coach and technical director at Carshalton Athletic, supporting their 40 + grassroots team’s coaches. He has a long history in the men’s and women’s game – after a three-year stint as boss of Tooting & Mitcham United men’s team from 1998-2001, Keith moved on to managing Charlton Ladies and Millwall Lionesses before taking charge of the Estonia Women’s team for seven years from 2009-16. He has worked with and assisted in the development of many senior England women internationals such as the head coach of WSL club Manchester United and former England captain Casey Stoney, Eniola Aluko and is married to former Charlton keeper Pauline Cope.

In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Keith about dealing with coaching in the lockdown including keeping fit, the learning curve for coaches as well as players, sessions he has had published in Soccer Coach Weekly and Elite Soccer, his role with the Palace for Life Foundation, what skills a coach should be looking to learn from coach education and life as a published author.

The topics we cover include:

  • Session design
  • Dealing with problems in your sessions
  • Confident coaching
  • Working with game models
  • Coaching the individual
  • What to look for in young players
  • Fun soccer games

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