One of the most common concerns we hear from coaches is that preparing practices takes too long, and that all too often the players don't like it.
So what can you do about it?
Gather a bunch of drills from the internet that seem "good." Stay with a purely tactical approach. Constantly talk numbers that add up to 10 plus a keeper. Boss everything. Stop practices a lot and move players around like they are chess pieces. Talk a lot about ‘shape’ and ‘defending deep’ and ‘managing the game.’ Demand compliance. Discourage input. Badger referees. Be elated with a win no matter how achieved. Be emotionally flattened by defeat no matter how it comes. Keep doing more of same.
Join the Coerver Skills Revolution. Focus on technical proficiency and skillful play. Make Ball Mastery the foundation of your game. Use competitive drills and games to develop skillful, spirited players. Encourage players to make their own decisions in the game. Be realistic about your performance whether you win or lose. See both as a chance to develop. See ‘success’ as a process not a destination. Win or lose show good sportsmanship. Honor the game and and keep developing players with distinctive Coerver skill and spirit.
And that's not even a snippet of what you'll get from this course...
The Moves Pyramid classifies the moves into easy to understand, step by step ways to help coaches teach the skills.
The Pyramid of Player Development breaks down the game into 6 parts with loads of games and exercises for all ages and abilities.
The Session Planner is designed to engage and challenge your players and brings a new excitement to your practices.
The Coerver Skills Bridge ©2009
The Coerver Code ©2010
How much do you want to improve today?
You'll get all this and much more from this course. And you can take it from the comfort of your home or office. Don't delay joining and furthering your education in technical skills training.
Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke, the Co-Founders of Coerver Coaching, present the online course.
Charlie had a storied career as pro player and a 16 time Scottish international and record 3 time Player of the Year winner with Chelsea Football Club.
He won the 1970 English FA CUP with Chelsea against Leeds and in 1971 the European Cup Winners Cup over Real Madrid in Athens.
In 2005 he was voted by the fans as #7 in the top 100 Players in Chelsea club history.
Alfred has gained a reputation over the last 30 years as being one of the leading technical skills experts in the world.
Alfred has worked with many of the world’s top clubs and is a fantastic presenter and teacher. Some of the clubs include:
**This course is only available in The United States and Canada**
"I’ve just finished going thru the course work. The lectures were v. good and v. helpful thanks v. much. I definitely got a lot of value out of listening to your combined experience."
"Awesome thank you! I got through your course in one night! And will go over it again multiple times before the end of the week. Your methodology, presented a lot of new ideas and concepts for me to try out with my u8 & u9 academy teams."
"Wanted to drop a note to say thank you for creating the online diploma course. I just completed review of all 5 modules and I must say the quality of the programming was top tier. I thought the flow of the course was very fluid and logical while the curation was very manageable. I also very much appreciated the FAQ section in the end. In addition, I thought the way you folks continually stressed the Coerver philosophy throughout the course was very helpful in that it reminded me of what the core principles of the sytem is built upon."
"Charlie I cannot say enough. I've been using everything I learned from the course. Tonight one of the boys asked me why haven't we been doing sessions like this before.?I asked wasn't this one of the hardest sessions you've had this season? Answer...."yes...but this was so much more fun."..... they didn't stop working so hard the whole 90 minutes session and this is not counting the 15 minutes warm up before the session started as they have been showing up earlier and earlier.
"Charlie, Thank you so much for the course training and the material provided. In just three weeks from attending the course, I have already seen results from my U10 boys by implementing the Coerver Coaching method. Not only have I seen growth in the players, but they are enjoying every minute of it! I can't wait to use the method to develop the U13 and U15 boys that I will be coaching in the near future. With the different variations to each training exercise, there will be something to challenge them all. Thank you again for everything!!"
" I'm a true convert. The approach makes sense on paper. The kids proved it on the field during the clinic. And now, I'm seeing my kids growing. The Coerver system just works. I added the 4 goal game last week. (Would have done it earlier, but I had to buy 2 more goals) The kids were complaining when I asked them to stop for a water break. They wanted to keep playing. It has been amazing."
"Coerver Coaching has history, it's authentic, and the best soccer teaching program I have seen. I worked with it through all my career, and it definitely made me a better player."*
"Coerver Coaching is the best technical skills teaching method I have come across: even after 25 years it continues to evolve."
"Coerver is a really good way of building skill and intricacy in football. It shows that complex movements and drills can be taught with clever methods and sustained practice ."
Coerver Coaching was started in 1984 by Alfred Galustian and Charlie Cooke and inspired by the works of the late Wiel Coerver.
The live course takes place over 2 days but you can take the online course at your own pace and refer back to previous sections at any time.
This course is for any coach that wants to improve their players technical skills and challenge players to improve at any age.
Yes, the course can be viewed on any mobile device that has an internet or wifi connection.
Yes, absolutely! By taking this course you are furthering your education in coaching and we expect all coaches to always continue learning.
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