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There is an awful lot of material for soccer coaches available on the web - the purpose of this newsletter is to signpost this material more clearly and simply for you,the coach. We have a lot for you this month: we hope you will forward this newsletter onto your friends and colleagues and encourage them to register here to receive future issues
Click below to see the Power Point Presentation from the 10th UEFA Grassroots Workshop which took place in Oslo,Norway at the beginning of April
To view the Power Point Presentations from Wednesday and Thursday please click here
Soccer Skill Tests-what's available online ?
Skills tests are often dismissed by many coaches but young players ( and their parents !) really enjoy them. As creator of the FA Soccer Star Scheme I am aware of the popularity of such tools as over 1 million children participated and received a Certificate as part of this program between 1989 and 2009 when the FA discontinued the Scheme.f players.
The outline of the tests are still viewable with short video clips here
and details in PDF form available here
The DVD featuring John Barnes,Bryan Robson and a very young FA coach ,Mick Wadsworth, is still amazingly available here and the book on Amazon here for as little as 10 pence !
25 years after the launch of the Soccer Star tests,the market leader at the moment is clearly iSocce
r.The creator of this great product, Scott Leber,said:
' The question I asked myself when creating iSoccer was: Can you build a scalable system to motivate millions of kids anywhere in the world to spend more time with the ball? And from that question, iSoccer was born. Over the past five years, we have built a web and mobile based platform that can motivate and empower any player, anywhere to raise their technical level'
Here are some videos of kids using iSoccer and how it has helped their game:
Other skill tests which are also available online include