The Coaching Manual

Written by a Premier League youth football coach, this comprehensive dossier provides, in forensic detail, a strategy on how to create and establish a specific playing philosophy in possession.


It draws on experiences from the highest levels of professional football in the modern era. Contained in it is an examination of the principles involved. This is then rationalised by numerous examples of professional academy and first team sessions with full images and diagrams of explanation. There is a full description of methods of how to construct a specific environment and style.


The manual includes:


Principles: The Four Moments, Receiving Lines, One v One Situations, Overloading, Counter Attacking and Game Management Strategies.


Session Plans: Possession, Shape Work, One v Ones, Playing From The Back Flexibility, Transition, Counter Attacking and Session Structure.