How to Develop a Soccer Coaching Philosophy

Introduction Wanting to create a soccer coaching philosophy but are not sure where to start? Finding the right approach for you and your team is critical.  Given how popular soccer is all around the world, it is not surprising that many fans go on to become coaches. Coaches must have a coaching philosophy that will … Read more

From Good to Great: The Habits of Elite Soccer Players

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world, and millions admire elite soccer players. What sets them apart from everyone else?  What makes an elite soccer player? Are they born with special gifts or can anyone reach that level through hard work and dedication?  This article will explore what it takes to … Read more

Score Big with These Top 5 Football Boots for Coaches – Our Comprehensive Review

Introduction Every once in a while I get asked a question by a coach asking for a recommendation for a pair of football boots they could wear on the training pitch so that they can better teach the future stars of the world.  In England and most other places in the world, there is a … Read more

How to Avoid Coach Burnout – A Must Read!!!!

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Have you ever heard the term coach burnout? And thought to myself, if it is as the term describes, it would never happen to me. I love coaching and putting in the time and effort to be the best I can be. Well, you are wrong and it can happen to you, just as it can … Read more

How to Develop Resilience in Young People

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Have you ever wanted to know how to develop resilience in young people?  Well, this article will endeavour to explain what it is and how it can be achieved. I recently wrote an article on mental toughness and for years I believed this was the same thing as resilience and something I had acquired through … Read more

How to Increase Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is something I have always classed myself as having. This was not something that was taught to me, it was through growing up during the 70s, 80s, and 90s. It was also about being a person of colour, constantly getting knockbacks, life struggles, hardship, etc. All the things you have to fight through … 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

Hydration in Football – what you need to know

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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

Football Fitness and the Facts you need to know

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Football is a physically demanding sport characterised by frequent strenuous activities, we are going to look at the components of fitness within this sport such as high-intensity running, turning, tackling and jumping. Players must be able to cope with these physical demands and still be capable of maintaining the technical standard throughout the match. Playing … Read more

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