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Coachcast

Coachcast

By England Football Learning
'Coachcast’ by England Football Learning, is a coaching podcast designed to give you expert insight, session ideas and a platform to discuss your coaching questions and challenges.

Have you been listening to Coachcast and tried out any of our coaching tips? We'd love to hear what you tried and how it went - as well as what you thought of the podcast!

Email: Coachcast@thefa.com or leave us a voice message on our Anchor page anchor.fm/coachcast-thefa
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S3 Ep1: Claire McDougall-Robinson – my journey
Claire McDougall-Robinson talks to us about her coaching journey and how she’s helping to grow the women’s and girls’ game. The FA coach development officer also shares loads of top coaching tips, reflects on UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, answers a question from our community and takes on the swift session challenge. ……………….. Coachcast is back with more episodes, guests and advice than ever before! In this brand-new season, we’ll bring you fantastic insight from people across the game. You’ll be hearing personal stories from transformational individuals who’ve had a positive impact on football – as well as picking up great coaching tips from them along the way. And you can still get involved! If you have any coaching questions or challenges that you’d like us to help with, simply head over to our England Football Community forum and post them in there. We’ll then put them to our guests in future episodes! Already listened to this episode or the previous seasons of Coachcast? We’d love to hear from you! Pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: England Football Learning website England Football Community England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter
36:18
September 21, 2022
Presenting The FA’s women’s and girls’ coach development podcast
Mark Swales chats about how to improve one-touch finishing with Kelsey Byrne and Joanne Williams. The team also discuss how positive learning environments can help with this. This episode is taken from The FA’s women’s and girls’ coach development podcast – which you can discover on Spotify and The England Football Community. We’ll be back with more episodes later this year, so make sure you subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out on further coaching insight! If you’ve listened to Coachcast, we’d love to hear from you! Pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel Finishing the attack in the female game England Football Learning Twitter England Football Community
58:08
July 27, 2022
Presenting DNA Insights
In this episode, Pete Sturgess chats about what a coaching session could look like for primary-aged players. This episode is taken from the DNA Insights podcast – a limited series which you can listen to on the England Football Community. We’ll be back with more episodes later this year, so make sure you subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out on further coaching insight! If you’ve listened to Coachcast, we’d love to hear from you! Pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football Community
40:25
July 06, 2022
Introducing England Football Learning Live
Our first live virtual conference arrives this summer – and you can be a part of it! Laura Seth, our performance analysis and insights manager, provides all the details you need to know, including the fact that Gareth Southgate and Sarina Wiegman will be joining the exciting event. Discover what it’s all about and how you can get involved by tuning into this episode of Coachcast. We’ll be back with more episodes later this year, so make sure you subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out on further coaching insight! If you’ve listened to Coachcast, we’d love to hear from you! Pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: England Football Learning Live The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community
20:15
June 01, 2022
S2 Ep5: The review with Ian Bateman
In the final episode of season two, we’re joined by FA youth coach development lead, Ian Bateman. Together, we check back in with two grassroots coaches that joined us earlier in the season, Steven and Michael, to find out how they’ve been getting on since they received advice from our experts. Ian then provides us with his swift session. We’ll be back with more episodes later this year, so make sure you subscribe to Coachcast to ensure you don’t miss out on further coaching insight! If you’ve listened to Coachcast, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. You can pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community
41:10
March 30, 2022
S2 Ep4: The STEP framework* with Paul Holder
In episode four, FA youth coach developer, Paul Holder, explains what the *Youth Sports Trust’s STEP framework is and how important it can be for you and your players. Paul also helps Kate from Nottingham with her coaching challenges and takes on our swift session feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community Make coaching personal with STEP How to adapt target games to benefit your players
47:20
March 23, 2022
S2 Ep3: Surfaces and cage football with Daniel Fenner
In episode three, FA coach development officer, Danny Fenner, talks about the different playing surfaces that could be used in training and the benefits they provide. Matthew from South East London also joins the podcast to share his experience of cage football. Plus, he offers advice to coaches who are thinking about providing their players with the opportunity to play it. As well as all of that, Danny helps Matthew with his coaching challenges and takes on our swift session feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community Top tips: adding variety to your coaching sessions Sol Campbell interview Wayne Rooney interview
42:52
March 16, 2022
S2 Ep2: Volume and variety of games with Mark Neville
In episode two, FA youth coach developer, Mark Neville, talks about how the volume and variety of games you offer can benefit your players. Mark also helps Steven from Nottingham with his coaching challenges and takes on our swift session feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community Top tips: adding variety to your coaching sessions Games programme: challenges and returns
38:59
March 09, 2022
S2 Ep1: Futsal with Ian Parkes
Welcome back to a brand-new season of Coachcast! This time we’re focusing on how you can provide your players with inspirational opportunities. This is all about what players get to experience; such as the environments they play in and what they do in training. In the first episode of season two, our futsal development lead, Ian Parkes, joins us to talk about – you guessed it – futsal! Ian provides an insightful introduction to the game, before helping Michael from Dorset with his coaching challenges and taking on our swift session feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community 10 reasons why young players should play futsal Futsal’s physical and technical returns Playing out of pressure in futsal: age and stage priorities
37:31
March 02, 2022
Season two: trailer
TRANSCRIPT: Coachcast is back for a brand-new season – and it’s just around the corner! This time we’re back talking about how we provide players with inspirational opportunities. It’s about what your team get to experience: their activities in training, and the environments and formats they play in. Ultimately, we want to provide players with opportunities that'll increase their enjoyment and their development. So, to discover how to do this, join us for season two of Coachcast, Ian Parkes: I’ll be introducing futsal and explaining how the game demands skilful players. Mark Neville: I’ll be talking about how the volume and variety of games you offer can benefit your players. Danny Fenner: I’ll be talking about what different surfaces you can use in your training sessions to help and support your players needs. Paul Holder: you’ll hear me chat about the Youth Sports Trust’s STEP framework. Episode one is released on Wednesday 2 March; so don’t miss out, subscribe to Coachcast now.
01:03
February 28, 2022
Coachcast extra-time: Problem solving with Amy Price
Welcome to Coachcast extra-time! We wrapped up our first season at the end of 2021, but luckily, we have a special show to keep you going before season two kicks off! In this episode, we’re joined by FA women’s national coach developer, Amy Price. Amy provides a fascinating insight into problem-solving – a topic which she’s exploring in her PhD – before helping Adam from Nottingham with his coaching challenge and taking on our swift session feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts If you’re enjoying Coachcast so far, make sure you subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out on season two! Relevant resources: The Boot Room England Football Learning YouTube channel England Football Learning Twitter England Football community How to develop a decision-maker Using televised games to help players learn How to help players solve problems during training
42:40
February 02, 2022
Episode seven: The Review with Bex Garlick
In our final episode of season one, we’re joined by national coach development lead (women and girls), Bex Garlick. Together, we check back in with two grassroots coaches that joined us earlier in the series, Julie and Jordan, to find out how they’ve been getting on since they received advice from our experts. Bex then takes on the ‘swift session’ feature. We’ll be back with more episodes in 2022, so make sure you subscribe to Coachcast to ensure you don’t miss out on further coaching insight! If you’ve listened to our first season, we’d love to hear what you thought of it. You can pass on your feedback by contacting us via Coachcast@thefa.com. Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning The FA Community: https://community.thefa.com/
36:52
December 08, 2021
Episode six: Finishing with Sarah Lowden
In episode six, we’re joined by FA coach development officer, Sarah Lowden. Sarah talks to us about ‘finishing’, before helping Julie from Liverpool with her coaching challenge and taking on our ‘swift session’ feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ What should a finishing session look like for 5-11s?: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/what-should-a-finishing-session-look-like-for-5-11s Two-goal Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLMWBcMH8Jg England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
37:55
December 01, 2021
Episode five: Pressing with Chris Welburn
In episode five, we’re joined by FA coach development officer, Chris Welburn. Chris talks to us about ‘pressing’, before helping Sarah from Leeds with her coaching challenge and taking on our ‘swift session’ feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ How to defend like England: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/how-to-defend-like-england-an-overview Pressing zones: https://youtu.be/aDeFIEKt8gU England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
33:04
November 24, 2021
Episode four: Passing and receiving with Loz Lok
In episode four, we’re joined by FA coach development officer, Lawrence Lok. Lawrence discusses the topic of ‘passing and receiving’, before helping Martin from Reading with his coaching challenge and taking on our ‘swift session’ feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ Spotlight on: receiving: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/spotlight-on-receiving Michael Carrick: the art of passing: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/interviews/michael-carrick/the-art-of-passing Movement to receive: https://youtu.be/WR7ICFGplhY England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
37:30
November 17, 2021
Episode three: Turning with James Riches
In episode three, we’re joined by FA regional physical education officer, James Riches. James chats to us about the topic of ‘turning’, before helping Jordan from Leeds with his coaching challenges and taking on our ‘swift session’ feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ How using the sole of the foot can benefit players: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/how-using-the-sole-of-the-foot-can-benefit-players 7 ways to master the ball: https://youtu.be/LATZLJ2NiAA England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
33:45
November 12, 2021
Episode two: Moving with the ball with Suey Smith and Vinny Halsall
In episode two, we’re joined by FA coach development officer, Suey Smith and FA physical education officer, Vinny Halsall. The duo chat to us in detail about the topic ‘moving with the ball’. They also help Lewis from Hull with his coaching challenges before collaborating on our ‘swift session’ feature. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ Top tips for moving with the ball: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/top-tips-for-moving-with-the-ball The FA's 4 corner model: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/the-fas-4-corner-model STEP principle: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/how-to-challenge-all-the-players-in-your-coaching-session England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
38:38
November 03, 2021
Episode one: Creating the right environment with Pete Sturgess
In our very first episode we’re joined by our early years specialist, Pete Sturgess. Pete chats to us about creating the right environment for primary-age kids, before helping Shalin from Leicestershire with his coaching challenges and taking on our ‘swift session’ feature. You’ll also hear short clips from Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, and England centre-back, Harry Maguire, as they share insight into their experiences as young players. If you'd like a transcript of this episode you can access it via the England Football community. https://community.thefa.com/coaching/podcasts/coachcast/w/coachcast-transcripts Relevant resources: The Boot Room: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/ How can you help develop skilful players?: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/how-can-you-help-develop-skilful-players Players' view: the 'right' environment: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/players-view---the-right-environment What makes a goal skilful? https://thebootroom.thefa.com/resources/coaching/what-makes-a-goal-skilful England Football Learning YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCisPO86aEIhWRTnTS1vrSVw England Football Learning Twitter: https://twitter.com/EnglandLearning
33:50
October 27, 2021
Coachcast trailer
TRANSCRIPT: ‘Coachcast’ by England Football Learning is a brand-new coaching podcast designed to give you expert insight, session ideas and a platform to discuss your coaching questions and challenges.Throughout the series, we’ll be joined by experts to discuss topics such as; moving with the ball, turning and finishing – all key skills we need to help our players develop.And in each episode we’ll also be joined by a grassroots coach as we try to help them solve their coaching challenge.If you’re looking for coaching tips to help you develop skilful players; tune in to ‘Coachcast’ when we kick-off on the 27th of October.Episodes will be released on Wednesday’s; so, wherever you get your podcasts from, hit that subscribe button to make sure you don’t miss out!
00:50
October 20, 2021