With the 2016-17 Coerver® Partner club programme reaching the half-way point of it’s inaugural season, Coerver® EW Director Scott Wright, and Head of Sports Science, Luke Cheyne, have recently completed the delivery of the third instalment of this seasons coach education programme.
The Coerver® Partner Club Programme provides specialist support for clubs from grassroots to professional level and covers four key components which includes Technical Coaching , Coach Education, Session Planning and On-line Learning, all aimed at providing selected clubs with ‘The Skillful Edge’.
Gap Connah’s Quay Nomads FC (North Wales), Spartak Saffron Walden FC & PSG (Essex), Robin Hood Athletic FC (South Yorkshire), Littleover Dazzlers FC (Derbyshire), Rugby Town JFC (Warwickshire) & Alvis JFC (West Midlands) form the first cluster of Coerver® Partner Clubs in England & Wales and launched in September 2016.
Coerver® EW Director Scott Wright said “We are really pleased with how our Partner Club programme has started this season and even though we are only 5 months in, we are starting to see real traction across the network.”
“It takes time to bed something as comprehensive as this into a club where ultimately we are implementing a new playing style, a structured technical curriculum across all age groups, education sessions for players, coaches and parents with each component being underpinned with our on-line platform.”
“There has been a lot of consistent feedback from our Partner Clubs so far who are now starting to see signs of development during game play with their various age group teams. We want to develop game effective players and we are now starting to see that they are becoming more comfortable on the ball, which is aided by our Home Study site, and are more confident in 1 v 1 situations, both in attack and defence.”
“The concept of winning the ball back and attacking quickly, being able to keep possession, creating and converting goal chances both individually and in small groups have all also been high on the feedback list.”
“Another real development is that of football fitness. Coerver® technical sessions require players to work extremely hard and we want to instil a hard work mindset in the players so from the feedback that we have received, the benefits of the intensity during training sessions has been very apparent on a match day.”
“With session plans being provided, this now makes the training process easier to manage for the coaches and our regular education sessions provide the opportunity for regular review and preview mentoring opportunities.”
“All in all, we are delighted with the progress that has been made so far and we have a really strong foundation to build on now as we head into the second half of the season. We are already looking ahead to September 2017 when we plan to welcome a new cluster of clubs into the programme which will be undergoing some major enhancements which we aim to have in place for the start of the new season.”
To see view the Stoke City FC and Coerver® Partner Club video, click here: www.coerver.co.uk/partnerclub
To register your interest in the Coerver® Partner Club Programme, email: firstname.lastname@example.org