Fraser's Football Blog

The Art of Defending!

Not often but sometimes I get asked about defending although I have had several players come in to get specifically better at it. The old saying is that ‘we defend as a team’ and in modern football,defending starts from the front players,as high pressing has become popular with many teams.  Pressing as a group  to win the ball back and trigger…

KEEP SHARP DURING THE CLOSE SEASON

Hi. Do you want to use the close season to keep sharp and work that extra bit on your technique and skill? Do you want to return to your club feeling good and in top condition. Are you wanting to develop  certain aspects of your game for the new season and cement your position in the…

Do Academies spend enough time on individual skill and technical work?

  Morning Interesting article I picked up last night about the balance in Academies and team training as a whole at any level between team play and individual skill development. ( full article available on Facebook page ) Of course the irony is that what made the player ‘special’ before they entered the Academy, what…

Developing both feet early…

Pictured above one of my clients playing away to Manchester Utd for Charlton Athletic at the weekend. A very young player who I work with weekly with the prime objective of establishing excellent  technical ability with both feet. I cannot place enough emphasis on developing the correct technique as early as we can on both feet.  I…

What makes my sessions different

Hi. Many people ask what my sessions consist of and why they are different. When you arrive my session will already be set up and  ready to go. Sessions are intense and you will be working for the full hour. I like to work using ‘stations’. there is no time wasted setting up the next activity…

Fantasy Football 11

Here is my Fantasy Football 11. All players I have worked with, managed or coached. All great players and people with most still playing a big part in the game. Ian walker: Spurs, Leicester and England. Walks and I as the management team saved Bishops Stortford from impending relegation in 2011. The club was subsequently…

West Ham Fan Ben shows remarkable progress

Ben from Abridge in Essex demonstrates good shooting  technique as his overall performance has progressed superbly in the few weeks he has been working with me. Ben is beginning the game of football and is taking on board everything I am teaching him. Ben has a great attitude and works extremely hard during the hour.…

Imrpove your football skills and technical ability!

Hello gain after a short break! This week I am in my regular coaching locations of Colchester, Fairlop, Dagenham and Dartford. I am also visiting Harlow and Southend. This is the time to really take advantage of the better weather and lighter evenings to focus on your skills an technique. With the season coming to…

FA Level 1, 2 and 3 Support Sessions

Due to the frequent requests I get from friends and colleagues to support them in doing their FA badges I have decided to offer this as a service. Having worked as a Coach Educator for the FAW and coming from a football and sports teaching background its something I enjoy and do well. Whether you…

Easter Football Sessions

Hello. I am having a well deserved break for a few days from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th April. Following that I am back on the Saturday 8th onwards. Why don’t you take advantage of having no school and book some sessions day time. Hope to hear from you! Fraser.

Connor follows in some famous footsteps!

My latest young footballer, Connor , is a young, very exciting talent following in the footsteps of some very famous players. Connor plays for the prestigious Senrab FC in East London as well as training with Spurs once a week. Senrab are a remarkable club having produced over 150 professional players in its 50 year history. Sol Campbell,…

Football technique, football skills, speed balance and coordination!

Under 9 player Younis from South East London pictured in his 2nd session with me on Saturday. Ball work, ball work, ball work, hundreds of touches throughout the hour. Technique, skills, speed balance and coordination!

Sam accepts offer from Colchester Utd

1 to1 footballcoach.com client Sam, featured in several earlier blogs, has accepted a 6 week trial with Colchester Utd u15’s. Technically gifted striker Sam has worked solidly on his all round game with me for several months. Keep scoring goals!

Bowers scores against Gillingham…

More success as star client Kobi Bowers continues his scoring form with a left foot strike against Gillingham U15’s on Monday night. That’s 2 goals in 2 games against Academy sides following his goal against Brighton 2 weeks ago. Hard work and determination! Well done! Well done also to Toby Bancroft in the Gillingham midfield…

Striker Academy

Sign up now for our specialised coaching sessions for Strikers. These sessions are 100 per cent guaranteed to improve your overall play as a Striker. These sessions are highly specialised in forward play and scoring goals. You need to be physically fit and expect to have hundreds of shots on goal per session. Topics covered: Shooting…

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