Mental Health Support

I am so excited to say that the Scottish Association for Mental Health have granted me permission to express my encouragement for their cause through my blog, a small “signpost” will be added to the header as a simple note of support. The charity is the biggest and most effective force that helps people who… Continue reading Mental Health Support

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A shopping list

Alot of people who read this column, and I hope there is a few, make an important and valued contribution to clubs, players development and progress. It is also important to keep in mind that there is always the question of money and keeping clubs and age groups operational consistently. I have made an offer… Continue reading A shopping list

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Waving to football

Another routine that worked out quite nicely for me, highly flexible also. Split your group into 2 teams one with bibs, start with having one team attack vs defence. In order to keep the intensity of the routine up ensure the pool of footballs is accessed immediately once the active ball leaves the pitch. When… Continue reading Waving to football

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Conditioning

I picked this up from the world of Futsal. Ball goes out of play the team in possession has to bring the ball back into play within 4 second or they have to hand over possession. Encourages quick thinking and impact oppositions ability to regroup and organise.

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Timing

You have 90 minutes training available to you To start with complete your standard warm up, then emphasizing the point of interval training start the session with a small game, 15 minutes after stop the game for a breather, water intake and reshuffle the teams. Maintains freshness and improves fitness. Remember you have the opportunity… Continue reading Timing

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An idea channel

The following is just a collection of ideas, I hope these golden nuggets of wonderful information prove productive. ‚ÄúPicked up from the world of Futsal. Ball goes out of play the team in possession has to bring the ball back into play within 4 second or they have to hand over possession. Encourages quick thinking… Continue reading An idea channel

A rondo for a minute

This is a routine that I love, I spend time using it every week and it has provided me with an end product, please spend time adapting it to your own requirement or just simply use it as it. Each drill that will be explained is set out on the principles below. Layout Based on… Continue reading A rondo for a minute

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Warm Up

Run down length of cones both feet in gap between each cones x2 Repeat Sideways left and Rightx2 Side step through cones x2 Backwards Sidestep x2 Sprint length of cones x1 Reaction Sprints 360 Degree Rondo/Passing/Sequence Passing Recently left a club where I was lead coach of a u13s group. Above was the warm up… Continue reading Warm Up

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Freestyling

Just an idea, a few years ago I came across a couple of players that almost had an obsession with the F2 freestylers, couple of guys that have made some success out of some demos of some nice technical ability. The idea was that I was working with a younger group and to inspire I… Continue reading Freestyling

Possession

This would be one that is used pretty often, I have created a nice illustration to show what I am talking about. The layout is approx 30 by 30 (the white cones) 2 teams of 4 within the box (red and yellow) the simple rule is that team in possession of the ball can use… Continue reading Possession

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