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The Creative Ingredients

Whilst the desire to produce more young creative players is widely shared, do coaches actually know what they are looking for when we talk of creativity? In the following article …

Elements of empowerment

In the following article by Pete Sturgess, the National 5 – 11 lead coach, Pete offers some advice on empowering players in relation to creativity. When you design your next …

Match day environment

The environment you create on match day is of equal importance, if not even more important than the one you create in in practice. When you look at the average …

Task for practice

Futsal and other small-sided games must be used for players to express their newly acquired skills, abilities and decision making within this carefully crafted “playful environment”. The game of Futsal …

Play

“Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing in the streets with my friends.” Zinedine Zidane “Whenever I find a player I like, I ask how he started …

When are we having a game?

In the following blog article, Jack Walton, one of The FA’s Regional Coach Development Managers, explores the use of games in grassroots coaching, highlighting its importance for young players and …

Creative Teens

Dan Micciche, the national coach for England U16’s has also presented his views on why creativity may decline in teenage years. He also suggested a number of interventions that a …