The CIES Football Observatory is happy to disclose the 6th edition of its annual Demographic Study on 31 top division leagues of UEFA member associations, 472 clubs and 11,653 players. The 96-page publication is divided in five chapters: club records, league comparison, league profile, international migration and youth talents. A free excerpt is available on the CIES Football Observatory website.
This research is based on a total of 100 children’s and youth matches, which were recorded, analysed, and reviewed.In total, around 600 U8 to U14 players participated in the study (including both boys and girls)
'We noted that although there were many ball possession per player in the 9v9 game most passes occurred across the field - a type of passes which cannot be considered as particularly challenging for the players.'
The basis of player development has always been face to face interaction between the coach and the player, but our analysis of feedback from over 500 practicing Soccer Coaches at all levels in Europe, Asia and North America, clearly shows that this is not the only way coaches are now engaging with players.
In this first ever Guide for Soccer Coaches on how to use the web to support the development of their players, we explore WHICH Web Tools coaches use, WHY and HOW they use them
The top 5 reasons given by these coaches as to why they use the web to support the development of their players are as follows:
The Player is encouraged to take more OWNERSHIP of their own development
It’s an EXTENSION of the coaching session for the players
An opportunity to REINFORCE MESSAGES when they are away from the coach
It’s an opportunity to provide ADDED VALUE to the coaching they receive from our club and this DIFFERENTIATES us from other clubs
It maximizes the CONTACT TIME the coach has with the players
The book is therefore grounded in – PRACTICAL APPLICATION and includes
- Over 100 examples quoted by coaches at all levels
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The book is a blueprint on how to establish a well functioning blog.It gives lots of very useful resources to find great information that encompasses how to set up the blog, what software to use and where to find useful and specific tools to find your information and then share it. I am in the process of starting my first blog and after reading the book I feel I can take my blog from the idea of what I want to present to adding my first post with useful info.The author has made this book very reader friendly and whether you are a novice or experienced blogger you will find lots of great ideas in this book for your players.I highly recommend this book’
Phil Abbott,Director Academy Soccer Coach said of the Guide :
'This Guide clearly provides coaches at all levels with a valuable resource on leveraging technology to develop their players and themselves’
Jacob Daniel,The Director of Coaching for Georgia Soccer commented :
'A Great resource. This is an area in which I need to educate myself more so your book was timely'
The Guide is now ready and can be seen here on Amazon at $19.95 ( £12.48) but we have an special Introductory Offer of 20% discount for our blog readers.To take advantage of this offer at a special rate of 20 % discount then follow these simple instructions:
Armando Pisani: the pioneer who holds the key to immediate increases in school attainment?
Want immediate improvements in student attainment in schools, especially in maths? Listen to this guy. He’s a pioneer. Armando Pisani is unique. Why? He’s a high school teacher who teaches 14-18 year olds in maths and physics and is unique in that he records all of his lessons on video for later use by students. He is also unique in that his academic background is in data analysis, so he has gathered a great deal of useful data on his work in his school.
This film was developed by sportscotland to help young athletes understand what 'talent' is and how you can get good at sport - it's more of a choice than you might think. For more information about talent, visit their website - www.sisport.com/talent