Coaching Clinics

NDSL Coaches Club


Working with 11’s / 12’s / 13’s / 14’s – the NDSL Academy staff will demonstrate through practical sessions needed at these relevant age groups how to develop a better technical player.

Venue: Oscar Traynor Development Centre.

Date: Saturday 30th January.

Time: 1pm Reg – 1.30pm

Intro / Practical’s begin, finish by 4 p.m.

Cost: Free Workshop

Open to: All Coaches working at any age with an NDSL Club.


  • Warm Up with Ball
  • THE NDSL Academy 4 Passing Drills (Pass and Move Philosophy )
  • Possession Sessions – Technical / Tactical Games for Relevant Ages
  • Shooting Drills / Games.
  • Goalkeeper Demo from Sali Goalkeeping Coaches NDSL Academy Goalkeeping Consultants.

Coaches NDSL Academy Staff Contact for Information: Mitch Whitty @ 087 9513624


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Coaching Clinics

Coerver @ the NDSL Academy, earlier tonight…

Considering the winter conditions, there was great turn out for the Coaches Club at the NDSL Academy tonight. From start to finish this was an extremely well organised session; fun, fast and thoroughly enjoyable.

Austin and Ross from Coerver Coaching, put on one of the best Technical skills sessions I have ever witnessed. The 16 NSDL Academy players were put through a fast and exciting session working on speed, agility, coordination, stamina and strength. The drills required the players to use both feet at all times, change of direction, step overs and feints in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and 8v8 practices.

5 changes of direction: 1.Inside cut, 2. outside cut, 3. U Turn, 4. Hook, 5. Turn Step on

What I liked so much about tonight was that every player was on the ball from start to finish and they even experimented with size 1 balls up to size 5. They also worked on decision making for both defender and attackers, combined with running with the ball and finishing under pressure.

The players had to be sharp, working on Speed, Game intelligence and finishing. The session was completed with a shadow practice session on a full pitch, playing in a 4-3-3 formation. Playing out from the back, into midfield and up to the front man with variations using the wide men and over-lapping fullbacks. At all times the players were encouraged to be sharp, quick on the ball, moving it at speed and keeping the shape of the team intact.

This was my second ever live Coerver session and already I can’t wait for the the next one.

Next Month

Coerver are back in Dublin for the Diploma Course, which I will de-fin-itely be attending.

Each Attending Coach Will Receive:

  • 2-days of expert tuition from Coerver® Coaching co-founder Charlie Cooke & Coerver Ireland Director Austin Speight.
  • Full course resource material & New Coerver® Coaching 5-disc   “Session Planner“ DVD (Worth € 69.99)
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma Certificate of Attendance

Dates: August 25th, 26th 2012

Venue: NDSL, Oscar Traynor Centre, Coolock,Dublin.

Times: 9.30 registration, 10am start, 16.00 finish. 

Price: €229

To book call 086 796. 9974 or email

PS. A huge shout out to Mitch Whitty on the continued success of the coaches club. Well Done Mitch!