|Posted by CAFS on January 7, 2018 at 12:30 PM||comments (2)|
So this month i feel that we should look at new ideas of how the academy system, in an ideal world could work better. How it can be utilised to improve grass roots football not just in standard but in terms of environment and how we could potentially create more top quality players with the experience and psychological capacity to compete at the very top level of the game and represent their country in a positive way. Lets start with looking at the system as it is now. Academies can currentl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on September 11, 2017 at 5:10 AM||comments (1)|
So we're not usually ones to shout about the success stories of the children we have worked with in the past, usually right at the start of their footballing journey, but the time has definitely come to do so. If the environment is right and by right, we mean appropriate and challenging for the specific needs of the individual player, then development happens and the children can progress onto higher levels of the game and this is something that we are pasionate about. Children, as they becom...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on October 29, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (1)|
What is the football school all about?
Learning new skills? Having fun? Social development? Developing game understanding? Developing decision making skills? Developing footballers? Developing young people? Meeting Charlie Austin?
Maybe it is about all of it as a combined package of the above 8 elements, delivered by highly qualified and experienced youth football coaches. Is there a difference between a ‘football coach’ and a ‘youth fo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on March 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM||comments (0)|
Hi guys, again its been a little while since our last blog around Birth Bias and how well we, as grassroots coaches, get to know our players and teams. The feedback we had from the article was fantastic with over 600 views in 18 different countries. In this blog we want to take a slightly different approach and look at an interesting publication that we picked up on a recent visit to Coventry City's Richo Arena.
twentyfour7Footbal is a brand new magazine on the market that n...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on October 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
Its been over a year since my last blog, 13 months to be exact! This time i want to talk about how closely grass roots coaches, thats me and you, look at their teams and assess the talent of our players. Are we mistaking age within our group for talent?
The topic we are talking about is Birth Bias. Lets look at Wayne Rooney, Englands shining light, child prodigy, youngest goal scorer in history (before James Milner beat this for leeds)! Way...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on September 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM||comments (1)|
I hope you all had a great summer and enjoyed it as much as we did. This time I want to take you all on the Inclusion Summer journey.
It started way back in July with our Family Football Festival held on the Green. This was a completely free event that we are looking to do annually. It gave children, from all over the local area, a chance to come and play in coached sessions, cross bar challenges, penalty shoot-outs and free play match situatio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on June 21, 2011 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Hi all and welcome to my second blog. Hope you all enjoyed the first one exploring the idea of natural talent vs the inner desire to be the best. This month i wanted to look a bit further into why it is that children take up football and what influences them at a young age.
Children become interested in sport and start to play football for a number of reasons, but i have found the most predominant factor is the influence of adults. This is particularly true for younger chi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by CAFS on May 30, 2011 at 11:01 AM||comments (3)|
Welcome to my first blog entry. My name is Steve and i am the Head Coach at Inclusion Coaching Ltd and over the coming months i will share my thoughts on how i believe children should be coached, encouraged and handled to get the best possible results and most enjoyment out of the game.
Lets look at the most talented players in the world. Messi, Ronaldo, Beckham, Henry, Rooney, the list goes on and on. Players with bags of 'natural talent' and idolised by millions around th...Read Full Post »