Youth club football
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    Ideas for helping players with finishing

    Here are some clips of The FA's Ian Parkes and Matt Jones offering…
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    Reflecting upon coaches who helped us

    Great coaching is so important to any sport. It has a huge impact…
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    Let me play

    There is a lot of info out there on player freedom and what this means…
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    Inspirational opportunities through tournament football

    Jodie Whitford-Stark, coach development officer for the FA women’s…
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    Inspirational opportunities – yes please

    Developing young players, creating the best environment and releasing…
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    A great football environment

    “Creating a positive sporting environment”. These are the words (or…
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    My experience of a great football environment

    In this blog, Amanda Greenslade, the FA’s PE officer, discusses what…
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    The benefits of player-led sessions

    In this blog, Lawrence Lok, The FA’s coach development officer, discusses…
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    The benefits of playing in mixed gender environments

    Adrian Penrose, the coach development officer at University of Chichester…
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    Player development: inspirational opportunities and experien…

    In this blog, we explore the key messages from our recent ‘Player…
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    Formats of play: getting effective outcomes from your sessio…

    In this blog, Jodie Whitford-Stark, Coach Development Officer for…
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    A STEP in the right direction

    “I only have a quarter of a full-size pitch to train on. What can…
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    The art of challenging

    In this blog, Pete Sturgess, our early years specialist, discusses…
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    Challenging: mind over matter

    In this blog, Vinny Halsall, The FA’s coach developer discusses the…
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    How to develop challenging

    In this blog, Suey Smith, The FA’s coach developer, talks about challenging…
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    Passing – The beautiful game!

    There is nothing more mesmerising than a group of players who can…
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    Developing skilful players using 1v1

    In this blog, Geoff Noonan, the FA coach developer, talks about how…
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    To pass or not to pass?

    In this blog, Jo Williams, The FA’s coach developer, talks about how…
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    When, where and how to share the ball

    In this blog, Mark Leigh, The FA’s coach development officer, discusses…
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    Developing the why, what and how of passing

    Si Houston (FA game insights analyst) and Mark Neville (FA youth coach…
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    The role of the goalkeeper in possession

    In this blog, Dan Smith, Bristol City FC Women's first team goalkeeper…
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    Central defenders pressing in central midfield

    In this third in a series of three blogs, Chris Sulley, The FA’s youth…
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    Pressing in wide areas

    In this second blog, Chris Sulley, The FA’s youth coach developer…
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    Pressing in the final third

    In this blog, the FA’s youth coach developer, Chris Sulley discusses…
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    Five blogs you may have missed in 2021

    As we approach the end of the year, we’ve rounded up five blogs you…