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Dermot Drummy

Dermot Drummy, Arsenal and Chelsea youth coach, RIP

in Blog

My colleagues and I at Soccer Coach Weekly were shocked and saddened to hear the news that Dermot Drummy the former Arsenal and Chelsea academy coach, most recently manager of League Two Crawley Town, died on Monday, 27th November, aged 56. MORE

A lesson from losing

Six lessons to learn from losing

in Blog, Psychology

How your team deals with defeat can have important repercussions on how they perform in the next match. Here are four ways to rediscover the winning formula and the reason losing can be a step forward MORE

Messi skill

How to coach a skill

in Ball Control and Footwork, Blog

The first part, which might be called the approach, emphasises that the ‘skill’ actually begins when your player is approaching an opponent. I told my players that it’s during these crucial few moments that they must decide what to do and how they are going to do it. MORE

Players line up for minute silence

How to play against a ‘bigger’ team

in Attacking, Blog

“Look at the size of the team we’re playing! They are huge…” That was the comment that greeted me when I turned up at the weekend for our Under 17s match against an Under 18s team in the county cup. It wasn’t the attitude I was hoping to see! But I can quite understand it.... MORE

City Chelsea youth cup final

What started the move for your goal?

in Blog, Tips and advice

Coming away from the U15s game at the weekend 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

Be the best – Lieke Martens

in Blog, Team Management

Netherlands winger Lieke Martens was named The Best FIFA Women's Player at a ceremony in London. Ronaldo was The Best FIFA Men's Player beating Lionel Messi and Neymar. Both also won the UEFA Player of the Year Awards. MORE

Tottenham stopper Hugo Lloris

How goalkeepers can exploit a high press

in Blog, Tactics

It was a weekend without a game so I had plenty of spare time to sit and watch how the professionals do it! One thing that I was working on this week with my players has been the distribution from the goalkeeper. MORE

Drew Broughton

My favourite coaching sessions

in Blog, Warm Ups

Drew Broughton is a former professional footballer who made over 540 senior appearances for 21 different clubs, scoring 116 goals, in a career spanning 17 years. His favourite coach was Paul Ince. MORE

When I coached this session…

in Attacking, Blog

When I coached the session TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT I found the players really enjoyed working in the penalty area and because they were playing in a small space the technique and skills needed were brought out and I saw some great play and some great goals. MORE

Half-time team talk

Reacting at half-time with a team talk

in Blog, Tactics

The big decision that faces all coaches whatever level they are coaching is how do they react to the half-time scoreline? Going all out to kill the game or parking the bus if you are winning – but if you're losing what do you tell your team to do? MORE

Parent as linesman

What on earth is going on with angry parents?

in Blog, Team Management

What on earth is going on? I thought I had cut out the angry parent confrontations years ago but they are still rumbling on. After a tournament we had just played in and got knocked out in the quarter final stage (but that allowed us to go home early!) one of the dads was insistent... MORE

Coaching mistake feature

I admit it – I made a mistake in...

in Blog, Team Management

There are occasions when I do things that go against all the advice I give out and I’m not sure why I do it, or in this case, don’t do it. It shows how you can’t rest on your laurels in this coaching lark and I feel a bit of a chump for doing so.... MORE

Half Time Tactics feature

Challenge Your Players To Use Their Creativity

in Attacking, Blog

Giving players problems to solve during training is a great way to get them to do it in matches. I ran one of my sessions from Soccer Coach Weekly recently, to give my players a real situation that I wanted them to exploit. In the session, the players are split into pairs and have three... MORE



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