Coaching Clinics

For the Diary: Coerver Diploma 2 & Michael Beale Liverpool FC

Two great events worth going to this month. First up Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma 2. I’m a big fan of isolated exercises, especially at the younger ages. I have seen huge benefits in repetition exercises with added input from the coach.

Coerver Youth Diploma 2 coach education course that will take place in DKIT Dundalk, on the Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th of March. It’s a two day workshop.

The course will be delivered by Coerver Coaching co-founder Alf Galustian

The Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 course expands on the knowledge gained from the Youth Diploma 1 course with a focus on how to develop a team style through individual and small group skills teaching both in and out of possession.

The Coerver ® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 is a 2-day course that has been broken down into 4 modules that will be presented through lecture presentations & practical demonstrations:

  1. Module 1- The Coerver® Approach to Team Play (Theory) Developing the Coerver® Player “Code” (Practical).
  2. Module 2- The Coerver® Team Code – Box/Trap Defence (Theory) The Box/Trap Defence (Practical).
  3. Module 3- The Coerver® Team “Code” – The Box/Trap Attack (Theory) The Box/Trap Attack part 1 (Practical).
  4. Module 4- The Benefits of the Coerver® Team Style (Theory) The Box/Trap Attack Part 2 Finishing (Practical).

Youth Diploma 2 Course Instructor – Alfred Galustian and special guests over the weekend.

Alfred Galustian started his soccer career as a young player for Wimbledon. He is the Co-Founder and International Director of Coerver® Coaching, and has been largely responsible for building the program Globally.

To date Alfred has worked as a Coach Instructor with 17 national federations including the French, English, Japanese and Australian.

Alfred has also worked with over 50 top professional clubs including Bayern Munich FC, Manchester City FC, Real Madrid CF, Olympique Marseille, Arsenal FC and AC Milan.

During the 2010/11 Season Alfred was the Specialist Skills Coaching Advisor to the Premier League.

Alf was appointed Specialist Skills Advisor to the Premier LeagueTM during the 2010/11 season, assigned to help develop the next generation of Elite football coaches in this country, further endorsing his reputation for expertise in technical skills teaching.

Alf says of the course

“I am very happy to introduce our new Youth Diploma 2 course which is especially designed for coaches who have attended Youth Diploma 1. In this new course, we are going to focus on developing a team style; what skills individually and in small groups do players need? What do you teach them? How do you teach them?, not only the skills and tactics, but also the mental and attitude aspects” “During this course I’m going to share with attendees ,some of my personal experiences from working with some of the greatest clubs and federations in the world”.

“A particular focus of the course is to show you how to develop individual players that are multi-positional, both attackers and defenders, with all practices and games being adaptable to players of all ages and abilities”.

“We are really looking forward to delivering this new course and believe that our approach to developing a team style will be of great benefit to you, no matter the level you work at”.

Coaches Get:

  • 2-days of expert tuition from Coerver® Coaching Co-founder Alfred Galustian
  • Top Training facilities;
  • On-line access to the Youth Diploma 2 practical session video content;
  • Course Book resource full of drills and
  • Games for your sessions (64 page book);
  • Coerver® Coaching Youth Diploma 2 Certificate of Attendance

Contact Stewart for more information or to register your place.

NDSL Coaches Workshop: 

Who: Michael Beale – Liverpool U21 manager 

When: Saturday 26th March – 1.00pm to 5pm.

Course details: Practical / theory workshop on how the Liverpool link academy through u21’s and into the  first team.

Michael is the current under 21 Liverpool Manager and he has written extensively on Player Development; having worked previously at Chelsea FC, he has written and designed many sessions on young players development through the small sided games. Michael is renowned for his excellent delivery of coaching sessions which can be applied across all age groups.  This event will be both Theory and Practical along with lots more information about Liverpool FC.

Interview with Michael Beale


  • The cost is €25 per person or Club Special 5 Coaches 100 Euro.
  • Tickets can be purchased in the NDSL Office prior the event
  • Pay on the – Easy Payments – system on NDSL Home Webpage under Michael Beale Event.

Contact Mitch Whitty @ 087 9513624.

Includes: 25 + practical sessions in the workshop. As always this is open to all leagues and coaches


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