Alf Galustian is the co-founder of Coerver Coaching. He is the coach instructor for 17 National Federations including the French German English Japanese and Brazilian FAs and has worked with over 50 top professional clubs including Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Benfica, Roma, Arsenal and Juventus.
Dave clarke asked Alf this question: “Bayern Munich has removed U9 and U10 teams and their academy will now start at U11. Is this a model other professional clubs should follow?” Find out what he thinks. Also session planning, what are the most important things to consider? We also discuss the current Covid restrictions and how we can help players to practice at home.
The topics we cover include:
What are the most important factors in session planning
Dave Clarke spoke to Peter Prickett about what lies behind his 3v3 philosophy and how coaches can use that when they are working with their players. Peter has just published his latest book called Football's Principles of Play and he explains what he sees as the main principles of play, how they have changed alternative principles and games to bring them out. MORE
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