Dave Palmer Part 4

The Session This week’s Coach’s Pass is the final part of Dave Palmer’s session, Phase Lead Coach at Cheltenham Town. Dave ends the practice with a 5v5 futsal SSG. Games 1 and 2 players are restricted to only passing forwards and games 3 and 4 are free play with no rules implemented. Players must also…

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Dave Palmer Part 3

The Session Dave Palmer Foundation Phase Lead at Cheltenham Town delivers a 1v1 / 2v2 SSG locked in practice. This SSG practice begins with a 1v1 facing the opponent for the player who plays in, and then a repetition of trying to receiving the ball up against a defender in the opposing half. Key moments…

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Dave Palmer Part 2

The Session Dave Palmer Foundation Phase Lead at Cheltenham Town here delivers a 1v1 session on protecting the ball with your body. This is a futsal based session but is transferable to normal football also. Key outcomes of this practice are Individual possession Understanding how to use my body to protect the ball Using your…

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Dave Palmer Part 1

The Session This week’s Coach’s Pass is delivered by Dave Palmer – Foundation Phase Lead Coach at Cheltenham Town FC. Part 1 of the session is a SSG arrival activity. One simple constraint on the game is that players must always play a forward pass. This gets players into the habit of trying to secure and spin and…

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Jack Mathews Part 3

The Session This week’s Coach’s Pass is the final part of Jack Mathews session. Jack is the Lead Foundation Phase Coach at AFC Wimbledon and Head Coach of the U12’s. The final part of Jack’s session is rounds 4 and 5 of games. Round 4: If the ball is won over the half way line the attacking team can go straight…

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Jack Mathews Part 1

The Session This week’s Coach’s Pass is delivered by Jack Mathews, Lead Foundation Phase Coach at AFC Wimbledon. Jack is Head Coach of the U12’s but also looks after the younger age groups too. Part 1 of Jack’s session is around high tempo effective football. The practice looks at keeping possession, switching play, movement to get…

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Harry Watling Part 1

The Session This week’s Coach’s Pass is delivered by Harry Watling, West Ham Academy Coach and APD Academy Manager. Part 1 of Harry’s session is an arrival activity – Football Tennis. This defending session warm-up allows players to get lots of touches on the ball using all parts of the body. Harry implements different rules…

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