Currently working with Hessle Sporting Warriors and other local teams who play within the Hull District Youth Football League, offering advice on training, player nutrition and coach mentor-ship.
We've been providing free girls only sessions in schools in East Yorkshire. We're trying to do our part at encouraging more girls to take part in boy dominated sports. It has been a resounding success. The girls have enjoyed it thoroughly, even got upset when their year group sessions had finished. This term, we had no less than 21 girls from 2 years apply to be on the program!
It doesn't matter how long you've been coaching, or even how high your qualifications go. Everyone, including us always have something else to learn.
We'll be there to bounce ideas off each other, to offer any advice from session planning, specific drills to player management. We'll even just come down and observe a session and offer feedback afterwards. Are you getting your key points across? Struggling to instil confidence into players? Get in touch, we'll see how we can help.
You might have a team of absolute 'worldies'. But the only way to guarantee that they will perform each week is by making sure they eat the right foods.
We've seen kids turn upto our sessions with fizzy drinks and a lunch box full of chocolate! Sure, it keeps the kids happy. But it's not healthy. Water is all Touch Plus Football advise. If you're going to give them sweets and chocolate, give them a small bag of 'jelly' sweets. These are great for that quick boost of energy.
How many of you turn up to sessions without a plan? It doesn't have to be drawn out nicely on a whiteboard with fancy magnets. A small piece of paper will do most of the time. Planning is key in developing players.
Football has been around years now, long before our grandparents were even born. No one has any magic, original drills any more. But what we can do, is help you write yours, suited to your own players ability, knowledge and willingness.
"Before my son came to your sessions, he would just wander around the pitch waiting for the ball to come to him. What have you done with him? He's a different kid! If his team loses the ball, he comes back to help. Then he's gone again! "
"I knew my son had good technical ability. He's very small for his age, often plays against kids much bigger than he is. Thanks to you, he's found new confidence and isn't scared to try anything new."
"I didn't think my daughter was interested in football until your after school club. It's all she ever talks about not. She's now since joined a girls only team and loves it."
"I didn't think my son was progressing in his current team. We tried your sessions and saw what 'good coaching' was meant to look like. He's enjoyed his time, and wants to now buy the Touch Plus kit! We've since taken him to another team were he is now thriving."