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Key Technical Coaching Points

Passing Standing foot next to the ball pointed in the direction of the target. For different passes the ankle locked with: Toe pointed toward the shin for inside the foot pass. Toe pointed down and inside for outside the foot pass. Toe down and heel up for driven pass. Receiving…


Cognitive Coaching

The more I watch great coaches, the more I appreciate how few words they use. We have all seen the new coach make a coaching point that lasts five minutes, and covers twenty topics. We are conscious that we have to be more concise. With experience comes confidence, and the…


Free Resources

Like most coaches I am surrounded by immense generosity. We learn from each other. I have found the documents below to be particularly helpful. Please remember to respect the original owners copyright, attribute accordingly, and share far and wide. For Coaches Suggested practice area sizes using a standard field (png…


Using Big Data to analyze Player Development

The English coach Dick Bate is an inspiration to me. His key note speech at the 2013 NSCAA convention blew me away. It also inspired me to look at how countries and clubs develop players. I want to know if the Spanish really do develop players with a better first…