3 amazing facts on player development in Icelandic football

Nov 10, 14 3 amazing facts on player development in Icelandic football

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Siggi Eyjolfsson is the Ex technical director/coach education director, F.A. of Iceland from 2002-2014. He was also Iceland’s Womens national team head coach 2007-2013 and head coach at IBV in the men´s Icelandic top league in 2014. He holds a UEFA Pro licence coach from the English F.A. He writes great article of how...

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Scottish FA blogs

Aug 07, 13 Scottish FA blogs

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Here are two great blogs by the Scottish FA for anyone currently doing their badges. Positive Coaching Blog and Coaching Blog Club Together Conference 2013 Tuesday, 23 July 2013 Pat Bonner and Stig Inge Bjornebye are among the line-up of guest speakers at this year’s Club Together Conference at Hampden on Sunday, 18th...

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Can we expect a new ERA or will it be much of the same?

Less then a week after I attended the DDSL’new beginning for a New Era’ and not even a thank on the DDSL website. I was expecting a message from the powers at the DDSL, maybe some feedback from the night, but nothing. They haven’t even added Alistair Grays email from Renaissance, the Company doing the audit on...

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The Future of Football

Mar 10, 11 The Future of Football

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‘Small-sided games are the pathway to success’ Sir Trevor Brooking told Special Report on Sky that more must be done to foster technical ability in youth football. Brooking, the FA’s Director of Football Development, wants to change the way children are coached in order maximise their potential. Plans to stop...

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Small Sided Games in England

Mar 10, 11 Small Sided Games in England

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Interview with Samantha Sharman from the English FA Nearly every nation in Europe is making changes to their small side game to promote better development and get away from teaching kids that winning is more important. What changes are being made to the small sided game in England? First off let me explain our current situation...

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Welsh Football Trust

Feb 23, 11 Welsh Football Trust

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The Coach Diary had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Jamie Clewer Regional Development Coordinator of the Welsh Football Trust. Q. What is the WFT? The Welsh Football Trust is responsible for the development of the game in Wales for boys and girls up to the age of 16 and also for Disability Football across all ages. The...

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Scottish Youth Football – Live It – Play It – Love It

I totally forgot to post this an I’m glad I remembered.. Recently I had the absolute pleasure to speak to, Neil Mackintosh from the Football Development Department at the Scottish Football Association about, what Scotland is doing to improve under age football in Scotland? Neil said, “In Scotland we have been asking...

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