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Movement Off The Ball Is Crucial

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When I played the session Short Attacks with my Under 14s the tempo of the session became very high working into the 3v2 which helped with the boys movement and support play. What you are trying to coach your players in this session is to look for the disguising of passes with the use of subtle reverse... MORE

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How switching play can make your team stronger

in Blog, Passing

Watching the Euros instead of standing coaching my players gives me a good chance to see how some of the world’s greatest coaches approach games where the opposition poses different problems. Chelsea’s new boss Antonio Conte gave a wonderful performance in matches before they lost out to Germany on penalties. He was faced with two... MORE

Burpham team from the 2015-16 season

The incredible turnaround at Burpham FC

in Blog, Soccer coaching

I’m not going to say that coaching successful teams is magic – it takes a lot of hard work and time to coach a team, and to train a group to play matches every week throughout the season. What I hope to do is make things a bit easier by providing coaching sessions to help... MORE

4 top tips from Kelly Smith

4 top tips from England’s Kelly Smith

in Blog, Soccer coaching, Tips and advice

  Arsenal Ladies attacker Kelly Smith reached another milestone in her glittering soccer career when she won the Women’s FA Cup final against Chelsea last month. Kelly came through the American college system and has played a lot on that side of the Atlantic as well as two spells with Arsenal. I mention her here... MORE

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Find out what the United Soccer Coaches’ (former NSCAA)...

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I was over in Baltimore at the NSCAA Convention in January and there was the huge buzz in the air that there always is at this massive congregation of tracksuit-clad soccer folk from around the world. More than 10,000 coaches, executives, players, journalists, entrepreneurs, salesmen, and enthusiasts converged on ‘Charm City’ for this “can’t miss”... MORE

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