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The Art of Observation
In this course we look at the skills required to help coaches go from one that watches their team play, to one that observes and analyses what they do so that they can help them to improve, develop and grow in the right way.
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.
How To Foster Mental Toughness
This short course will explore four key components of how to develop mentally tough players.
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!
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.
Understanding Anxiety
This course will give you a greater knowledge of anxiety, as well as help you understand how it might affect you in your role within football and development.
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.
Nutrition Planning
Understanding what, and when, to consume certain foods is the key to performance nutrition and in the course we look at how to plan players' food intake for training and match days.
The Importance of Nutrition
In this course we introduce the concept of nutrition and diet and its importance to sporting performance.
Hydration For Performance
This course will help coaches to understand more about hydration and its effects on performance of their players.
Managing Match Day
This course for football coaches and managers will give you some ideas, tips and resources to help you better manage your team's match day experience.
Building An Elite Culture
This course will give you an insight and understanding of how to build an elite culture to enhance athletic development utilising the knowledge and experiences of Grant Downie OBE.
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.
Coaching Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence, or EI, is the ability to identify, assess and manage your emotions, and the emotions of other individuals and groups. So, we are talking about your EI, specifically your Coaching EI.
Avoiding Coach Burnout
The job of a football coach, whether full-time professional or a part-time volunteer, is recognised as a role that brings with it numerous demands, from administrative duties to the more technical aspects. In this course, we look at how coaches can help themselves to prevent some of the issues that can affect them both mentally and physically, and avoid burnout.
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.
Supporting the Mental Health of Your Players
This course is designed to support coaches who regularly interact with players, giving the coach a 'mental health toolkit' to support their players.
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.