• Youth coaching

YOUTH COACHING

ASPECTS OF TRAINING
Skills and technique development

Encouraging young players to express themselves and to have confidence on the ball is one of the main aims of Football Development Programme skill and technique sessions.

Coaching young players to feel comfortable on the ball and with possession enables players to develop their touch and technique and to build other skills on this platform.

The sessions will build progressively upon each other and will from week to week develop sound technique and include more difficulty and real match play situations. This happens as the players adapt and as improvement occurs in their technique.

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Team interaction and technique development

As young players develop a desire to play in specific positions, helping them with positional awareness and developing the skills required to play in that position will only help them to improve as footballers.

Coaching young players to know the best place to be in positionally, and how this correlates with team mates positioning will build confident and capable footballers who are able to think for themselves and work as a cohesive team.

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Football fitness training

Encouraging healthy lifestyles whilst producing fun and challenging drills to work on fitness will provide a solid foundation for young players involved in competitive sport.

Using the very best fitness techniques and training methods, the young players will learn from an early age how to look after and train their bodies giving them every chance of keeping free of injuries in the future.

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PLAYER PROFILES
Iker Casillas

Name: IKER CASILLAS   READ MORE

Born: 20th May 1981
Height: 1.82m
Position: Goalkeeper
Website: www.ikercasillas.es

DEFINING QUALITIES:

Excellent agility and reactions, good organisational skills and positioning, excellent at one on ones and penalties.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Real Madrid: (number of titles)

Spain:

Individual:

  • La Liga Breakthrough Player of the Year
  • UEFA Team of the Year
  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament
  • ESM Team of the Year
  • FIFA/FIFPro World XI
  • FIFA/FIFPro World’s Best Goalkeeper
  • IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper
  • FIFA World Cup Golden Glove
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
Philipp Lahm

Name: PHILIPP LAHM   READ MORE

Born: 11th November 1983
Height: 1.70m
Position: Defender
Website: www.philipplahm.de

DEFINING QUALITIES:

Consistently high performance levels, dependable and solid in defence, potent attacking and goal scoring threat.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Bayern Munich: (number of titles)

Germany:

Individual:

  • Man of the Match - Germany vs. Poland FIFA World Cup 2006
  • WC 2006 MasterCard All-Star Team
  • Man of the Match - Germany vs. Turkey Euro 2008 Semi-Final
  • Euro 2008 Team of the Tournament
  • Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament
  • UEFA Team of the Year
  • FIFA Team of the Year
  • FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
  • Silbernes Lorbeerblat
Andres Iniesta

Name: ANDRÉS INIESTA   READ MORE

Born: 11th May 1984
Height: 1.70m
Position: Midfielder
Website: www.andresiniesta.es

DEFINING QUALITIES:

Vision and awareness of team mates, ability to keep possession in tight spaces and to play a killer pass.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

FC Barcelona: (number of titles)

Spain:

Individual:

  • UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament
  • Man of the Match - Spain vs. Russia
    Euro 2008 Semi-Final
  • La Liga Spanish PLayer of the Year 2009
  • La Liga’ Best Attacking Midfielder
  • FIFA/FIFPro World XI
  • UEFA Team of the Year
Lionel Messi

Name: LIONEL MESSI   READ MORE

Born: 24th June 1987
Height: 1.69m
Position: Forward
Website: www.leomessi.com

DEFINING QUALITIES:

Close control and quick feet with great balance and low centre of gravity, short bursts of acceleration with the ball, sharp changes of direction and excellent finishing.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

FC Barcelona: (number of titles)

Argentina:

Individual:

  • FIFA World Player of the Year
  • European Golden Boot - UEFA Best Player in Europe
  • L’Equipe Champion of Champions
  • FIFPro World Young Player of the Year
  • UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
  • FIFA Ballon d’Or
  • FIFA U20 World Cup Golden Ball Award
  • World Soccer Young Player of the Year
  • La Liga Foreign Player of the Year
  • UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year
  • Best International Athlete - ESPY Award
  • Man of the Match - UEFA Champions League Final

Individual records:

  • Most goals scored in a season in all competitions: (73)
  • Most goals scored in a single league season: (50)
  • Most goals scored in a single UEFA Champions League season: (14)
  • Most La Liga hat-tricks in a season: (8)
  • Most UEFA Champions League hat-tricks: (3)
  • Only player to score 2 hat-tricks in a Champions League season
  • Highest scorer in a single UEFA Champions League game: (5)
  • Most UEFA Champions League top scorer award: 4 awards
  • Only player to receive the UEFA Champions League top scorer award 4 years in a row
  • Most La Liga home goals in a season: (35)
  • Most consecutive league matches scored in: 10 matches
  • Youngest player to score 150 league goals: 24 years and 270 days
  • Most goals scored in the Supercopa de España: 8 goals
  • Most goals scored in FIFA Club World Cup: 4 goals
  • Fastest Barcelona hat-trick: completed in 17 minutes
  • Barcelona Record Goalscorer: 253 goals
  • Barcelona Record Goalscorer in UEFA Champions League: (51)