Relationship Building through Soccer

This is relationship building through soccer when you know your team is clicking. They are all playing well as a collective unit and each player in the unit has confidence in and believes in the next player in the team. It means they are willing to pass them the ball knowing they will look after … Read more

Best Equipment for Football Coaching

If you work in a professional club whether it’s senior football or in the Academy, the best equipment for football coaching that you require to put on a fun, safe, enjoyable and educational session is all provided for you.  The same can be said for tutors of coach education, everything you need to teach the … Read more

The Best Professional Football Training Drills

Introduction I get asked this a lot by coaches in my job, “where can I find drills/sessions I can use with my players”. it is something I covered in another post the best coaching resources.  It comes down to this, there are millions of sessions on the internet and if you do trawl through them … Read more

Best Supplements for Football Players

As footballers, we are always looking for that extra something that will give us a competitive edge over someone else. Whether that is nutritional supplements, additional practice on the pitch to improve skills and ability, becoming fitter or upping the gym work to become stronger. We want to be better than the person who plays … Read more

What You Need to Know to Become a Football Coach

As a coach educator and football coach in the UK, it is my job to help coaches achieve the coaching qualifications required to work at the level they are coaching. Whether that is with young children on holiday camps or in schools during teacher PPA time (Planning, Preparation and Assessment time), or even a local … Read more

How Your Planning Of A Football Training Session Can Be Stress Free

As football coaches, we should be organised when planning a football training session, as we are always looking at ways to make training fun and enjoyable for the players. We also try and create a learning environment suitable for them to improve their all-around ability and to get the best out of them, whatever level … Read more

Hydration in Football – what you need to know

Bottles of of electrolytes for rehydration next to a cool box

Introduction to Hydration At the time of writing this article, it has just been recorded in the UK as having some of the hottest days on record. Therefore, I thought writing about hydration in football would be very appropriate considering the new football season is due to start soon and preseason is well underway. Getting … Read more

Why is Good Nutrition Important in Football?

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When I first got my break into professional football back in the early 1990s, I didn’t know much about nutrition and why it is crucial for football players, other than that, certain types of food are good for you and some are not. It did surprise me, however, that a lot of these athletes didn’t … Read more

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