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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inevitably the difference between good coaches and excellent coaches is not how much they know about the sport, it is how well they communicate what they know and how well they help athletes learn, develop and improve their performance.
This course explores possibly the most important skill to getting better as a coach, which is the ability to critically reflect on how we do what we do so that we might do it differently and better in the future.