November 2016 saw Coerver® England & Wales deliver the new Coerver® Intro course at two locations in London and Manchester. On Sunday 20th November, attendees convened at the highly regarded Harefield Academy in the North West of London, with the second delivery of the course taking place on Saturday 26th November at the pioneering Manchester Metropolitan University – situated on the outskirts of Manchester’s city centre.
The Coerver® intro is a one-day course which aims to provide attendees with a theory and practical based overview of the evolution of the Coerver® method since it was founded in 1984.
80 coaches of varied coaching backgrounds were in attendance at the courses and were expertly guided through two classroom based Coerver® theory sessions as well as three on-field practical sessions by Scott Wright, Director of Coerver® England & Wales.
Scott said of the course “We have spent a significant amount of time developing our Coach Education Pathway as we feel that Coerver® can have a significant impact on coach and player development in England & Wales” said Scott. “The last two weekends have been a huge success for the Intro course, we have refined the content for 2016 and we are extremely pleased with the feedback we have received from this up-dated version”.
“That said, we will strive to continually evolve and enhance the content of all of the courses that make up our Coach Education Pathway in order to provide coaches with as many tools as possible to aid them on their path to developing the next generation of young players”.
Ali Ghezelbash, a professional coach from Sweden, said of the Coerver® Intro course “During my time coaching in the Netherlands, I had a number of Dutch coaches as friends who are great believers in the Coerver® Method of coaching. I wanted to attend today in order to learn more about what is Coerver® Coaching – I am so glad that I did.”
“I have come away from this course having learnt the importance of ball mastery in football. For any of the technical skills in the game – passing, dribbling, shooting, if you have not developed a deep connection with the ball, you will not be able to execute any skill. For me, ball mastery is like the alphabet – if you do not know the alphabet, you cannot read. Ball mastery is football’s alphabet.”
Dean Roome is a coach with Littleover Dazzlers – a Coerver® Partner club based in Derby. “I am a keen dad who has only recently got into coaching after playing the game” said Dean. “So far, my coaching experience has seen me deliver Coerver® Coaching sessions that have been provided to us as a part of the Coerver® Partner Club relationship. In a short space of time I have seen my Under 7 team become much more comfortable with a ball at their feet rather than simply kicking the ball away when it comes to them.”
“I wanted to come to the Coerver® Intro course in order to get some basic learning as well as to see how the experts would deliver the sessions that I receive on a weekly basis in order to gain tips on how to deliver to my players. This course has been full of some much useful information – from how to get multiple variations from the same exercise without changing anything in the setup to using visual aids to help the players to understand quickly and easily.”
“This is a great course that I would recommend to anyone and I look forward to completing the Youth Diploma 1 & 2 courses in 2017.”
To view images from the Coerver® Intro course held in London, visit http://tinyurl.com/joj9jtg
To view images from the Coerver® Intro course held in Manchester, visit http://tinyurl.com/znhyzbf
The Coerver® Coach Education Pathway courses will return in 2017 commencing with the Youth Diploma 1 courses in June (London) & July (Manchester). For further information on the Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 course, visit www.coerver.co.uk/youthdiploma