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The Coaching Manual Podcast

Welcome to The Coaching Manual Podcast. In this series we talk to expert soccer coaches, authors and academics from across the coaching world; diving deep into conversation to bring you actionable pieces of advice.

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Season 1 Episode 8: The Rondo

In this episode our Technical Director talks about the Rondo article we published, England's recent performances and recaps on Leicester City's season.

20mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #1

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Season 1 Episode 10: UEFA A Licence with Paul Bright

In this episode we talk about passing the UEFA A Licence.

17mins

27 Apr 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 12 - Edu Rubio

From Level 1 to Pro Licence. In this conversation with recent UEFA Pro Licence graduate Edu Rubio we talk about the skills required at each level of the coaching pyramid, from grassroots volunteer to Academy Head Coach.Edu offers a unique perspective having played and studied sport science in Spain before moving to and taking his coaching qualifications in England. He's a fascinating and extremely knowledgable coach who is well worth listening to when he speaks.If you enjoy the show, please let us know on Twitter (@CoachingManual) or Google+ (http://google.com/+TheCoachingManual) and remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts. All previous episodes can be found at http://www.thecoachingmanual.com/podcasts

49mins

21 Jan 2015

Rank #3

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Season 1 Episode 7: Lee Fletcher

In this episode we talk to Lee about coaching in Spain, and we talk about Rondo's in detail.

20mins

4 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 11 - Ian Barker

NSCAA Director of Coach EducationIn the first episode of a new series, The Coaching Manual podcast talks to Ian Barker. As Director of Coach Education at the NSCAA, Ian is one of the most pivotal coaches in US Soccer. But he has previously worked at every level of the game in both England and the United States - from a grassroots volunteer to a College Head Coach to a State Director of Coaching.The conversation goes into detail about coaching program design and the role of a club DoC, with actionable advice on improving standards at your club, improving recruitment and increasing retention.If you enjoy the show, please let us know on Twitter (@CoachingManual) or Google+ (http://google.com/+TheCoachingManual) and remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts. All previous episodes can be found at http://www.thecoachingmanual.com/podcasts

49mins

13 Jan 2015

Rank #5

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Season 1 Episode 11: Harry Kewell

In this episode we visit the Leeds and Liverpool legend, Harry Kewell. We chat about Harry's upbringing, how to coach kids and some ex team mates. Harry is currently the Watford U'21's Coach and gives an insight into how that role came about and his coaching journey so far. This podcast will provide real value for coaches that work with kids and are looking to teach them fundamental skills.

27mins

27 May 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 8 Patrick Ladru

Patrick Ladru is the Lead Coach for U13-U16 at AFC Ajax in Amsterdam.Ajax's 'De Toekomst' academy is world famous for producing talented footballers, and has more graduates playing in the top 5 divisions in Europe than any other club.In this in-depth conversation with The Coaching Manual Editor Pavl Williams, Patrick discusses the individualised programmes that give Ajax youth players their incredible technical ability; explains the perfect field sizes for 4v4 through to 11v11 (and why); talks about the differences between players who break through to the Ajax first team and those who don't; and he offers a whole load of practical tips which for running a session that you can apply with your own team today.If you enjoy the show, please let us know on Twitter (@CoachingManual) or Google+ (http://google.com/+TheCoachingManual) and remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts. All the links can be found at http://www.thecoachingmanual.com/podcasts

42mins

10 Jun 2014

Rank #7

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Episode 7 - Jason Blake

Jason Blake is the Former Academy Manager at Burnley FC.In this detailed discussion, Jason talks with The Coaching Manual Editor about progressing from a part-time volunteer to an Academy Manager. We also touch on balancing football education with academic progress; about dealing with parents; about specialisation and positional awareness; and about developing a syllabus that combines individual player needs with a coherent club philosophy.Remember you can get 26 video sessions from inside the Saints Academy completely free at http://theCoachingManual.com. Remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts.

45mins

4 Jun 2014

Rank #8

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Episode 5 - Southampton FC Academy

To kick off season 2 of The Coaching Manual podcast we headed down to Southampton FC's famed academy and sat down in their coaches' office. We were joined by Academy Director and U18 Manager Jason Dodd, Assistant Academy Manager Terry Moore and Foundation Phase Academy Coach Andy Marks.Listen on to learn how Southampton identify, recruit, train and ultimately promote young players from grassroots to their first team. Plus Jason Dodd swears.You can get 26 video sessions from inside the Saints Academy completely free at http://TheCoachingManual.com. Remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts.

34mins

6 May 2014

Rank #9

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Season 1 Episode 9: Performance Analysis

In this episode we talk about how to use performance analysis technologies to help your team win more.

15mins

19 Apr 2016

Rank #10

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Catch Up With Martin Wallwork

In this quick interview, we chat with Martin about the sessions he has most recently been using from The Coaching Manual. Martin is the Head Coach and Director of Program at University High School in Southern California.Arc of the Back Four article - https://app.thecoachingmanual.com/content/5378170932953088

4mins

4 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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Episode 4 - Guillem Balague

Were joined by spanish football expert Guillem Balague. Guillem is a broadcaster, journalist, UEFA licensed coach and the author of MESSI, the first official biography to be given access to the family, youth coaches and former managers of the world’s greatest player.We’ll touch on the lessons that coaches can learn from Messi’s rise to the top of the game, how coaching in Spain and Argentina really impacts player development, how Pep Guardiola has written the script for the game of the future and what we should expect from England and Spain at this summer’s World Cup.Remember to visit http://TheCoachingManual.com and subscribe to our email newsletter for updates about future podcasts; and to get 10 video sessions from inside the Southampton FC academy completely free.'Messi' by Guillem Balague is available now: http://amzn.to/1ceAdXH

36mins

6 Dec 2013

Rank #12

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Season 1 Episode 1: Analysis of the Weekend

In this episode Paul analyses the weekends games, Nick stays loyal to his team, and we give you our coaching tip of the week.

6mins

22 Feb 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 3 - Tom Bates

Welcome to The Coaching Manual Podcast. This week we're joined by Tom Bates, one of the Premier League's top sport psychologists who works with players across the academy and first team at West Bromwich Albion.He discusses motivation, confidence and boosting performance as well as providing tips for creating effective learning environments and for breaking in to the professional game.http://thecoachingmanual.com/

1hr 8mins

22 Nov 2013

Rank #14

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Episode 6 - Hunter Maats & Katie O'Brien

Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien are co-authors of 'The Straight A Conspiracy', a book which explores how kids 'learn how to learn'.Both Harvard graduates, Hunter and Katie have lived and worked across Los Angeles, New York, London and Oxford and racked up thousands of hours of high-level tutoring. Through this work they identified a number of mental hurdles that students put up to block their own learning, and a great many challenges to effective learning which the traditional school environment struggles to address.In this in-depth interview, The Coaching Manual Editor Pavl Williams sat down with the authors and discussed how their findings impact on the teaching and learning of soccer - and Hunter's time in England pays off as he reverts to saying football halfway through - or other predominantly variable sports.Remember you can get 26 video sessions from inside the Saints Academy completely free at http://TheCoachingManual.com. Remember to subscribe in iTunes, Soundcloud or by RSS for first access to future podcasts.

48mins

27 May 2014

Rank #15