Chris Kirkham is the author of ‘Show Some Respect – The Sound and the Fury of Junior Football’. In this podcast we discuss the problems witnessed at grassroots football games and what might be done to address the issues.
In the latest soccer coaching podcast I talk to Gareth Southgate and Nick Levett about The FA’s plans to raise standards in grassroots football.
The Netherlands has only 1.7m footballers (from a population of just 16m) but since 1974 they have progressed to two [...]
What’s wrong with youth development in your country: What works and what needs to go? Who’s to blame? What ideas should be implemented? Anything goes…
Three years ago an official report concluded that coaching is the “golden thread” leading to international success, but new Uefa [...]
Chris Green’s latest book tells the story of the 10,000 boys in the Academy system in England, and particular of the 9,990 who will never make it as professional footballers…
Paul Cooper is the co-founder of Give Us Back Our Game and an expert soccer coach. In this in-depth interview he discusses the importance of playing Small Sided Gamesand talks about the motivations for junior soccer players.