Elite Soccer the Collector’s Series volume 4

League Managers Association

Volume 4 contains 36 coaching articles from world class coaches of the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Martin O’Neill, Roberto Martinez, Paul Lambert and Brian McDermott. Click on the button on the left to see the full contents of this volume

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The full contents list for volume 4 – featuring a further 36 sessions – is detailed below. Again, where clubs are listed, this was the coach’s club at the time they wrote their session for Elite Soccer.

Attacking Sessions
Carlo AncelottiParis Saint-GermainAttacking movement in a 4-3-2-1 formation
Martin O’NeillSunderland1v1s through the middle
Brian McDermottReadingVariable crossing and finishing practise
Malky MackayCardiff CityStriker combination and link play
Kenny JackettMillwallAttacking in a 4-3-3 formation
Michael AppletonPortsmouthCounter-attack team shape in a 4-4-1-1
John WardColchester UnitedFinishing under pressure
Colin LeeNotts CountyForward runs and passes
Paul SturrockSouthend UnitedCountering through your strikers
Mark McGheeBristol RoversTransition of counter-attack
Kevin BlackwellLMA AmbassadorClose quarter finishing
Peter JacksonLMA AmbassadorFinishing from crosses
David UnsworthLMA AmbassadorWide players and shape
Chris SulleyLMA AmbassadorAttacking skills in the final third
Midfield and Full-Team Sessions
André Villas-BoasLMA AmbassadorPossession Principles
Roberto MartinezWigan AthleticThe 1v1 situation
Paul LambertNorwich CityDeveloping Premier League players’ technique
Dougie FreedmanCrystal PalaceThe defensive screen
Richie BarkerBury1v1 attacking and defending
Nigel CloughDerby CountyImproving technical ability
Derek McInnesBristol CityFunctional attacking plan
Russell SladeLeyton OrientPlaying through the thirds
Noel MitchellNorthern Ireland Under-15s GirlsMidfield rotation and forward movement
Phil BrownLMA AmbassadorPicking the right pass forward
Keith MillenLMA AmbassadorQuick combination play
Mark RobinsLMA AmbassadorAwareness and rotation
Mike KellyLMA AmbassadorMovement through midfield
Paul PeschisolidoLMA AmbassadorCreating space in midfield
Defensive Sessions
Dave JonesSheffield WednesdayDefending as a back four unit
Phil ParkinsonBradford CityDefending Positions
Jim BentleyMorecambeDefending in a 3-5-2 formation
Steve DavisCrewe AlexandraPreventing crosses
Kevin NicholsonDerby CountryDefending in and around the penalty area
Goalkeeping Sessions
Eric SteeleManchester UnitedKeeper match day warm-up
Neil CutlerScunthorpe UnitedDedicated keeper session
Set Pieces
Paul KeeNorthern Ireland Under-17sDefending corner kicks

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