Touchline Tales is a season-long series of Soccer Coach Weekly Podcasts with Go4Goal and Leatherhead Youth FC. Go4Goal is run by Andy Maciel, FA Level 3, and Paul Jones, FA Level 2. Both are qualified to Level 2 with the Federation of Catalunya Smartfootball and in Futsal.
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Andy and Paul about the build up from lockdown to being back to full time coaching. Including educating players at home via the internet, coach education and best practice for coaches:
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Bill Stara about educating coaches to get the best out of them and out of the kids they coach. He says: "Once kids understand you're primarily there for them to be successful they'll give you the world." MORE
I was doing part of this season's CPD on growth and maturity in youth players – it makes a big difference in boys and girls as their bodies mature. This has a big effect on a young player's success in sport. Smaller players are often the ones left sitting on the subs bench, not because they weren’t skilful enough but because the other kid was much bigger and so the coach preferred him. MORE
I've been reviewing the season before the suspension of games and I was thinking about a couple of the moves that led to goals. I am always looking beyond the final pass or shot to the move that resulted in a goal. You can learn a lot from just recalling what went on for the goal. MORE
Losing games at the death is something that happens ... often players lose concentration or just panic! They can accept losing as part of the game but when a win is in their grasp they don't know what to do. Try these sessions to help MORE
In this podcast Dave Clarke talks to Tony Mee about his session in Elite Soccer aimed at developing play in the attacking third, one that coaches players to finish from balls crossed into the penalty area. Tony explains the coaching points, what to say to players and talks about good coaching practice MORE
“I took a free trial and I was blown away by the drills; it made my training sessions so much easier. ”