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U15s Last game

End your season on a high

in Blog, Team Management

End of season matches can have leave a bad taste in the mouths of coaches parents and players unless you end on a high – and I don’t mean you have to win your last game. But you do have to make a fuss of everyone involved in the team so they end the season... MORE

Wembley stadium

How Wembley could help grassroots coaches

in Blog, Tips and advice

With the pending sale of the home of England football could grassroots coaches like you and I benefit from a huge amount of investment. The billionaire owner of Fulham football club is the architect of an extraordinary deal to buy Wembley stadium worth almost £900m. Shahid Khan, who also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars American football... MORE

Watch Kevin De Bruyne shooting masterclass

in Blog, Shooting

Kevin De Bruyne was once dubbed “the modern Cruyff”’ by his under-21 manager at Genk and it was Johan Cruyff who said: “Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.” MORE

Dealing with disruptive players

Getting the best out of your players

in Blog, Team Management

It is getting to that time of the season in England when coaches are taking stock of how many players they need and how many players are staying/going. And the players who have friends that want to join the team and all that goes with putting together a team for a new season. MORE

Dick Bate

Dick Bate dies aged 71

in Blog, Comment

We are deeply saddened by the news that former England youth coach, former head of Cardiff City Academy and renowned coach educator Dick Bate has passed away. MORE

Arsenal training

No space to warm up on match day?

in Blog, Warm Ups

We played a match last week at a ground that had crammed a couple of pitches into a very small area. The pitches themselves were fine, a good size and in good condition, it was the area around them that was almost non-existent. The problem was that both pitches were being used, with a smattering... MORE

Half Time Tactics social

Four ways to prepare your team for the second...

in Blog, Tactics

It’s a tough call. The half-time whistle sounds and you’re leading 1-0. You need those three points. The dilemma confronting you is do you try to keep things tight and hold onto your lead, or do you press on for more goals and a convincing win? MORE

Rainy match day

Preparing for the unexpected on match day

in Blog, Psychology

It is the most frustrating thing when you have prepared for a game and then the match gets cancelled. All that preparation and then in pops the email from the fixtures secretary that the pitch is frozen or waterlogged or the opposition have failed to get a team together. Last weekend it was the snow... MORE

U17s match day

Playing minus degrees matches

in Blog, Tips and advice

It was a beautiful day last Sunday morning but boy was it cold. Not a cloud in the sky – and not another match to be seen – our pitch was heavy but not unplayable so we decided to go ahead and let the U18s play. MORE

Cold weather

8 ways to stay toasty in a cold spell

in Blog, Tips and advice

It's freezing on the pitches and training grounds in England so here are a few tips to help you stay warm, so you can focus on keeping attackers out rather than trying to keep the cold out when you’re playing in Arctic conditions. MORE

How to deal with subs

How to handle the subs

in Blog, Team Management

Winning combinations and the need to develop individuals means that you cannot play matches with the same players on the subs bench. They will fall behind and the team will find it hard to be at their best when injuries or holidays mean players are absent from the team. MORE


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