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A podcast that discusses the topics that impact on soccer coaching at the Foundation and Youth Development phases. Twitter: @SoccerCoachCast Email:thesoccerchoachingpodcast@gmail.com
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In this episode I talk to George about his journey, coaching, session design, match day considerations, a winning mentality and much more.George is the creator of `My Coaching Journey` and shares his superb resources via his website (www.mycoachingjourney.co.uk), twitter (@MyCoachingJour1) and YouTube (My Coaching Journey).Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode.T - @SoccerCoachCastE - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
Episode 59 - Coaching U12's, a conversation with the awesome Michael Thomas, U12 Everton RTC coach and creator of the e-book `Foundation Phase Sessions`In this episode we talk to the awesome Michael Thomas (@MickThomo) about coaching U12's. We discuss Michael's coaching background and philosophy and then look at some of the specific aspects to consider and focus on when coaching this age group.Michael has over 15 years of experience working in football and education, coaching players from grassroots to academy level. As a coach, Michael has worked across the globe representing premier league clubs coaching a variety of age groups within both the male and female pathways. As a coach mentor with the English FA, Michael has supported grassroots coaches at all levels from youth to senior. Currently he combines a number of job roles including working as a YDP coach at a category 3 academy, FP coach at a WSL RTC and his full-time role working as a Sports Lecturer at a FE college in the North West.Michael also discusses his superb e-book `Foundation Phase Sessions` which includes foundation phase practices and SSG's. https://payhip.com/michaelthomas Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we talk to the superb Charlie Bill (CBillCoach), women`s first team manager at MK Dons F.C. We discuss Charlies coaching philosophy and look at how he focuses on the team culture to create positive individual and collective performances.We discuss what is `Culture` and how it can be influenced as well as what Charlie means by `Positive Performance` and how the team have match `objectives` that enable them to stay focused on the process regardless of results.Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we discuss creating a player-centred approach with the wonderful James Honeyman (@jameshoneyman10).James shares his coaching journey where he is currently the Women`s Academy Manager at Arsenal FC and discusses his views on adopting a player-centred approach to your coaching. We look at the benefits and challenges of taking such an approach for both coaches and players, as well as the importance of reflection.We hope you enjoy this episode and thank you for listening!Twitter - @SoccerCoachCastEmail – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode I talk to Grant Knight (@grantknight16) from King Knight Methodology (@KingKnightEd) about their new book `Alchemy Coaching, turning training into gold`.We discuss Grants coaching philosophy, principles and core values before taking a look at rondos and positional play. https://www.kingknightcoacheducation.com/https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alchemy-Coaching-Turning-training-Positional/dp/057823906XThank you for listening and I hope you enjoy this episodeTwitter - @SoccerCoachCastEmail - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode I ask the question...who are you doing it for, really? I discuss some of the positive things I've seen  over the past seven years of coaching, as well as the negative and ask why is this happening?I look at the groups that impact on the whole training and playing environment and ask what type of coach are you? Is your coaching `epicentre` positioned in one the three Me-ego or one of the three We-ego positions and how are you impacting positively on the coaching environment both within your own team and the sport more broadly?Thanks for taking the time to listen and please do share your thoughts and experiences.Twitter - @SoccerCoachCastEmail - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we discuss the wonderful work John has done and continues to do in shinning a spotlight on the important role coaches and parents play in the youth development journey of young players. We talk about the brilliant Changing the Game Project (@CTGProjectHQ / www.changingthegameproject.com) the awesome Way of Champions podcast and both of Johns Books (Changing the Game and Every Moment Matters). We also discuss Johns own approach to coaching and his 2014 TED talk (https://youtu.be/VXw0XGOVQvw).Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!Twitter - @SoccerCoachCastEmail - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
Rough and Tumble Play, a conversation with the awesome Carl Wild (@CarlWild75), Man City Foundation Phase Lead CoachIn the episode Carl talks about the importance of embedding `Rough and Tumble` play in training and gives us the highlights of the presentation he delivered as part of a St Marys university CPD webinar. Carl tells us how to go about embedding it and some of the many positive outcomes. We also discuss some of the differences between coaching boys and girls, having a game based approach, being player centred and the importance of long-term development.St Marys CPD Presentation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnGRpnJAN6QThanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!E - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.comT - @SoccerCoachCast
In this episode Sam Holmshaw (@SamHolmshaw_MSc) from The Sports Coaching Podcast (@The_SC_Podcast) discusses Game Models, Tactical PeriodiZation, Play v`s Practice and much more. Sam shares his own coaching journey and philosophy, and explains how the Ajax model and Portuguese methodology has influenced his practice. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!E - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.comT - @SoccerCoachCast
In this episode we take a look at how you can use language and different `props` to get across coaching points and `mix things up`, with the awesome Billy Ready (@BillyR_Coach). Billy is a foundation phase coach at Wycombe Wanderers FC SET and also coaches an open age adult team. Billy shares one of his favourite coaching games, talks about his experiences and we discuss the benefits of having a hobby outside of football, in Billy’s case hosting his own podcast `Not Another Podcast`.Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!E - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.comT - @SoccerCoachCast
In this episode we take a look at coaching and supporting women and girls sports development with the awesome Shay Haddow (@shayhaddow). Shay is an experienced coach and speaker on confidence and mind-set. Having worked with hundreds of youth female athletes and college teams from across the country, Shay has empowered girls from all walks of life to strengthen self-belief to play and live confidently.Alpha Girls Soccer Academy – www.alphagirlconfidence.com The Alpha Girl Confidence PodacstShe The Confident – BookThanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode!E - thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.comT - @SoccerCoachCast
In this episode we take a look at coach development, learning and mentoring with Dr Thomas Leeder (@TomLeeder). Tom talks about what coach education is, the different types of learning and how we can support our own education, including the role of mentoring.Thanks for taking the time to listen and we hope you enjoy this episode.T - @SoccerCoachCastE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we take a look at coaching at the pre-academy phase with the superb Chris Hughes (@_chrishughes_). We discuss what makes for a good pre-academy coaching session, some of the challenges and Chris`s books, The complete series to coaching 4-6 year olds.Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this episode.T - @SoccerCoachCastE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we talk to the awesome Lewis Bloom, Elite Development Academy Manager at Wycombe Wanderers F.C. We discuss the progress made and lessons learned since we last spoke, how they have managed through the pandemic, plans for the coming season and loads more!Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we take a look back on lockdown and then discuss what we might need to consider as we return to contact training. We also look forward to what next season might bring at the challenges with the U11’s moving to ‘competitive’ football.We hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – thesoccercoachingpodcast@gmail.com
In this episode we are joined by ex-professional footballer Luke Chadwick (@Luke_FFF). Luke began his career at Manchester United and also played for West Ham, Stoke, Norwich, Milton Keynes Dons and Cambridge United as well as in Belgium for Royal Antwerp. Luke discusses his youth soccer journey, grassroots and academy football today and we find out more about his role and the work going on at The Football Fun Factory (www.thefootballfunfactory.co.uk).Thank you to Luke for giving us his time and we hope you enjoy this episode!www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comT - @SoccerCoachCastE – thesoccercoacingpodcast@gamil.com
In this episode we take a look at Core Values & Philosophy, Game Model, Training & Matches and the importance of having them all aligned. Scott discusses the work he’s done on putting this together and the benefits and challenges of going through the process.We hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – info@thesoccercoachingpodcast.com
In this episode Scott discusses ideas for delivering coaching sessions that comply with the social distancing requirements with the awesome Aaron Tyler (@7pro_soccer). We look at what coaches should be considering when planning their sessions and discuss some of the ways sessions can still be fun, engaging and realistic even without contact. We also discuss Aarons coaching philosophy and views on effective player development. We hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – info@thesoccercoachingpodcast.com 
In this episode Scott discusses Learning Environments and Games Based Coaching with the superb Jack Rolfe (@JPR_25), founder of The Coaching Lab (@The_CoachingLab). We look at why coaching environments are so important and how they can be influenced. We also discuss how `games based coaching` can be used to increase the effectiveness of a session.Jack is the founder of The Coaching Lab and believes “Coaching should be an adventure which is shared, explored and experimented with others.” You can find the resources from The Coaching Lab at www.thecoachinglab.orgWe hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – info@thesoccercoachingpodcast.com
In this episode Scott talks with Jack Norbury and James Stokes from the Edge of Play @EdgeOfPlay. We discuss what it’s like coaching adults in the `open age` phase and some of the challenges, as well as the great work they are doing with the Edge of Play website https://www.edgeofplay.com/about. The website is an online coaching resource, providing football coaches with hundreds of football coaching videos from the grassroots and professional game.Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy this episode!T - @SoccerCoachCastW – www.thesoccercoachingpodcast.comE – info@thesoccercoachingpodcast.com
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