All Courses
The Power of 3v3
This course is an introduction to 3v3 football and shares the benefits of playing 3v3 in comparison to larger formats of football.
The New Coach - Running Your Very First Team
This course will support new coaches entering the world of grassroots youth football and managing a team for the first time.

After completion of this course you have learned;

🔸 What current skills will help you as a coach.

🔸 How to create a coaching philosophy.

🔸 How to utilise your coaching philosophy in your sessions.

🔸 How to set up a team for a match and provide development challenges to the players.

🔸 How to manage parents' expectations and encourage their support in a positive way.

Included within this course you can download the following resources on the main course page on the Learning Platform, and within the relevant sections of the course:

🔸 Course Workbook

🔸 Technical Guide for U7s / U8s

🔸 Six-Week Session Plan: Dribbling

🔸 Match Day Planner Template

🔸 Growth Mindset Guide For Parents

Having purchased this course, you will also get access to our course updates, including videos, downloads and further Six-Week Session Plans.
Developing A Successful Team: The Transition To 7v7
This course is for coaches that coach or manage Under-9s and Under-10s teams and builds on the learnings from The New Coach course for those working at Under-7s and Under-8s level.

This in-depth course goes through nine lessons covering some of the most important aspects of coaching youth football:

🔹 Self-Reflection
🔹 Building On Your Coaching Philosophy
🔹 Formations
🔹 Developing Players
🔹 Developing Match Day Principles
🔹 Training: A Technical Guide

You'll also get useful downloadable tools to help you on your way:

✅ U9s-U10s Technical Guide
✅ Coaching Scheme of Work
✅ 30+ Coaching Sessions

Good luck!
Individual Player Development
This course will give you the knowledge around player profiling to support you through the 'Individual Player Development Process' with your players and enable you to become a more effective coach, designing and delivering more player-centred sessions.
Decision-Making in Football
In this course, we look at the underpinning science behind decision-making and help coaches understand how they can develop players to make better choices on the football pitch. The course boasts multiple video and coaching session designs that can be adapted and utilised within your coaching sessions.
Playing Out From The Back
This course has been designed to give coaches further knowledge and expertise around Playing Out From The Back and will cover:
- An introduction to Playing Out From The Back
-Technical requirements required to encourage playing out from the back style and philosophy
-A breakdown of how teams can tactically advance from deeper areas
-Coaching session plans to develop playing out from the back for you to adapt and use
-A case study on Brighton & Hove Albion and their playing style.
Principles Of Play
This course will give you a good understanding of both the attacking and defensive principles of play. We define each principle in isolation and use various methods to bring each principle to life. We also provide a helpful case study on how Leicester and Brendan Rogers use the principles of play to develop their playing philosophy.

This course is for coaches who want to develop their tactical knowledge and understanding of the game and to support in developing a playing identity/philosophy.

This course will cover:
The attacking and defensive principles of play
An example of how Leicester City use the principles of play to form a strategy
A chance to reflect and share your team's philosophy and principles with our expert mentor.
We hope you enjoy the course.
Conditioning - Structure & Philosophies
This is the first module of the conditioning series and outlines the fundamental philosophies that all coaches should be aware of when planning and creating their season. It includes an overview of the series, as well as the philosophies of both Mark and Nick and the framework they recommend to maximise your teams physical capacity, from grassroots to professional soccer.
Conditioning for Football - Strength
In this course, we will be exploring the key ways in which strength training can improve football performance. We will be looking at how strength is a key physical quality which underpins many of the other physical attributes we are looking to develop in players.
Conditioning for Football - Stamina
In this module, we will continue to develop the capabilities of the players we have to nudge their capacity with regards to volume and intensity as we discussed in the first module 'Structure'. As you can’t “fire a cannon from a canoe” in this module we will explore how to achieve a solid volume base from which you can go on to increase intensity.
Conditioning for Football - Starting
In this module, we will look at the importance of ‘starting speed’ in the modern game. The ability to accelerate quickly to create or close space is fundamental to successful performance when we consider that the average sprint distance in the game is around 10-15m.
Conditioning for Football - Sprinting
With the modern game consisting of more and more high-intensity sprints, this course will identify ways to improve your player's top speed. The knowledge provided within the module will allow you to utilise the methods demonstrated to create a safe and progressive environment for your team.
Conditioning for Football - Stopping
In this module, we will explore the importance of developing the ability to ‘stop’ efficiently. This deceleration ability is fundamental when trying to ‘press’ repeatedly high up the pitch to regain possession or to the ability to change direction effectively. Being able to stop efficiently is critical to the modern game.
How To Mentor Soccer Coaches
Take a look at our free introduction to mentoring soccer coaches mini-course to give you some important tips and advice to better support the development of coaches you work with.
Understanding The Principles of Play
In this mini-course, we take a closer look at the fundamentals of football tactics - the Principles of Play, and consider the important coaching points for developing players.
The Full-Back
This course, created by our coach development mentor Jamie Godbold, is for coaches who want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the full-back position.
The New Coach Technical Guide
This technical guide supports our New Coach course, and those coaches managing a team for the first time.
How To Foster Mental Toughness
This short course will explore four key components of how to develop mentally tough players.