Make 2012 The Year of Coaching

2012 is a huge year for professional sport. We’ll see an English Olympic Games, the long-awaited opening of St George’s Park in Burton and England’s new generation take on the best of Europe in Ukraine and Poland.

But there’s a revolution brewing at grassroots level too.

Coaching Family on TwitterThanks to great independent blogs, the #coachingfamily on twitter and those generous junior football coaches dedicated to spreading great practice, as 2012 dawns we stand on the cusp of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to change the culture of coaching football in our country.

That’s why our new year’s resolution is to make 2012 the Year of Coaching.

The Year of Coaching

We want to make 2012 the year that coaching (at all levels) gets the recognition it deserves. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in our mission and commit to being a better football coach in 2012.

To help achieve this lofty goal we’ve decided to make our Better Football Pro membership – and the best quality coaching sessions around – available to a lot more people. We’ve also partnered up with The Coaching Manual to bring members the best quality coaching videos available too. Here’s a sample video:

The Coaching Manual’s tagline is “Get The Knowledge. Pass It On.” This fits neatly with our mission statement at Better Football where we believe that the key to better players and better fun is better coaching. Importantly*, The Coaching Manual also emphasises ball mastery, advocates age-appropriate game-based coaching and has a real commitment to improving the grassroots game.

*I turn away companies looking to promote their products through Better Football every day because their product isn’t good enough or I don’t believe they care about the interests of coaches.

The Complete Coaching Resource : A Network Of Coaches

At Better Football and The Coaching Manual we can build a community of like-minded coaches who are committed to helping each other improve the quality of coaching in grassroots football.

Get 100+ HD Video Practices from The Coaching Manual

Get 100+ HD Video Practices from The Coaching Manual

With our combined resources we can offer grassroots coaches instant access to a library of age-appropriate, game-based practices in amazing quality HD video and attractive, easy-to-use and printable PDF session plans. Each month we’ll release more themed session ideas so you can either follow our recommended season plans or pick out individual practices or sessions as you need them.

Design Coaching Sessions In Minutes

Design Coaching Sessions In Minutes

If you prefer to design your own practices, you can create great-looking diagrams in minutes using our simple drag-and-drop session planner tool. Simply choose your pitch from our dozen options, lay out your markers, cones and goals, drag your players in to position and then draw on any notes, lines or arrows you need. You can save the JPEG image direct to your computer and use it wherever you like (we provide session templates for Word, Powerpoint, Pages and Keynote).

But as well as a great collection of ‘what to coach’ ideas, our articles, interviews, useful links and in-service coaching events will help you develop the crucial ‘how to coach’ skills that make great all-round coaches stand out from the pack.

Discuss Ideas With Coaches

Get Ideas and Advice From Other Coaches

In addition our discussion forums, webinars, Q&As and coaching support allow individual feedback on your coaching and let you pose your coaching questions to a network of coaches with a vast wealth of experience (from Pro Licence Tutors to Level 1 Volunteers).

This coach mentoring has already been hugely successful with Better Football Pro member coaches and helped grassroots coaches structure their season, helped beginner coaches get their FA Level 1, 2 and 3 certificates and helped development centre coaches get coaching jobs at professional clubs.

Special Offer

I want as many coaches as possible to make a commitment to improve their coaching in 2012, so I’ve taken an unprecedented step and slashed the price of Better Football Pro to FREE when you join The Coaching Manual in January.

Get The Coaching Manual and Better Football Pro For The Price Of One.

Normal Prices:
The Coaching Manual (£29.95) + Better Football Pro (£29.00) = £58.95/year

January Sale Price:
The Coaching Manual + Better Football Pro = £29.95/year (50% off)

**UPDATE** Coaching Family Exclusive:
The Coaching Manual + Better Football Pro = £22.50/year

Enter Voucher Code “COACHINGFAMILY” on the registration page for a £7.45 discount on an annual subscription, taking the combined cost of access to two great sites down to just £22.50.

This offer will end on January 8th 2012 so get in early to guarantee the lower price.

How To Get It

1) Use this button to visit The Coaching Manual registration page then fill in your details.

Register Now

2) Enter the code COACHINGFAMILY in the Voucher Code box on the registration page for an extra £7.45 discount.

3) Email your Coaching Manual receipt to sales@betterfootball.net and we will contact you to set-up your Better Football Pro account.

What’s Included

During your Better Football Pro and The Coaching Manual membership you will be granted access to:

Over 100 High Definition Videos : Including 80+ coaching practices, coaching nuggets and examples of warm-up drills, small-sided games and phases of play.

100+ Coaching Session Plans : With new age-appropriate sessions published every week you’ll never be short of session ideas that really work at grassroots level. Pick the ones that you want or follow our season plans.

Player Skills Videos : Give your players shooting tips from Wayne Rooney, defending advice from Vincent Kompany and many more. Share the videos with your players so they can practice their skills at home.

Drag & Drop Session Planner : Create your own great-looking practice diagrams in minutes and then export to your computer, email to players, post on your blog or tweet for the world to see.

Coaching Tips and Advice : Develop a broader understanding of important coaching concepts and get new ideas from our weekly coaching articles. We cover all the important issues; from coaching philosophy to fitness, from handling parents to arranging tournaments.

Exclusive Interviews & Podcasts : With some of the biggest and most experienced names in coaching and football, the Better Football podcast is already really popular and we’re going to build on that in 2012.

Coaching Forums : Discuss ideas with and ask questions to a coaching community that really cares about grassroots football. Twitter is great for debates but sometimes you need a more detailed explanation or to see how ideas change over time.

++ Plus, Coming in 2012 ++

iPhone & iPad App : Take your session videos, diagrams and coaching points with you when you coach. Coaching Manual members will have exclusive access to mobile content and exclusive features.

Monthly Coaching Master Classes : We’ll also be inviting Coaching Manual and Better Football Pro members to exclusive in-service training events where they can watch expert coaches deliver sessions and discuss ideas with other grassroots coaches.

How To Get It

1) Use this button to visit The Coaching Manual registration page then fill in your details.

Register Now

2) Enter the code COACHINGFAMILY in the Voucher Code box on the registration page for an extra £7.45 discount.

3) Email your Coaching Manual receipt to sales@betterfootball.net and we will contact you to set-up your Better Football Pro account.

If you have any questions about The Coaching Manual and Better Football Pro offer or any aspect of what the membership includes then please drop me an email or contact me on Twitter.

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