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Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport. Enjoy and thanks for listening! - Gary

Latest Episodes

Mark Spalding: Inside the UEFA Pro License

Gary is joined by Mark Spalding to discuss his recent experiences on the UEFA Pro Course with the Scottish FA. Having worked in the pro and youth game in the US and Scotland, Mark gives a unique insight into his preparation for the course, how and where it has challenged him, and how he has interacted with instructors, mentors, and colleagues on the course. Beginning September 23rd, we are now launching a new set of monthly webinars on the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform. Launched this month, the platform is specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

61 MIN4 days ago
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Mark Spalding: Inside the UEFA Pro License

Jordan Angeli: Coaching Injured Players

Gary is joined by former professional player, current TV broadcaster and founder of the ACL Club Jordan Angeli. As a professional player on the verge of breaking into the US women's national team squad, Jordan battled back from sustaining her 3rd ACL of her career and now mentors and inspires young players who are dealing with similar setbacks. She discusses: - Mental challenges involved in long-term injuries - How much a supportive coach can make a difference - Players taking ownership of their recovery - Keeping injured players connected to the team All of this and much more!! Beginning September 23rd, we are now launching a new set of monthly webinars on the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform. Launched this month, the platform is specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Jordan Angeli: Coaching Injured Players

Tristan Thomas: Developing Today's Youth Player for Tomorrow's Game

Gary is joined by Tristan Thomas, Academy Coach at Aldershot Town and tactical analyst. As someone who is heavily involved on the analysis and scouting side of the game, Tristan discusses how he feels players should be developed at a young age to meet the demands of the modern game: - Has the definition of creativity changed? - How does a youth coach challenge but keep the fun included? - How to develop resilient players? - When should scouting reports be introduced? - Should a youth coach be bringing out concepts from Champions and Premier League? Tristan talks about this and a lot more! Have you checked out the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Launched this month, it is a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Tristan Thomas: Developing Today's Youth Player for Tomorrow's Game

Ally Bain: Coaching Build-Up Play

Gary is joined by Discoveries academy manager, Ally Bain, who as a wealth of experience at both youth and senior levels in UK and the United States. Ally takes the topic of build-up play and gives an in-depth perspective on the following: - Philosophy in possession - Session design - Opposed or unopposed - Dealing with mistakes from players - Measuring a successful build - Sources of inspiration for creativity All of this and much, much more!! Have you checked out the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Launched this month, it is a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

55 MIN3 weeks ago
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Ally Bain: Coaching Build-Up Play

Gerard Jones: Improving the Individual within the Team

Gary catches up with Gerard Jones, author of 'Lets Talk Soccer', academy director and USSF instructor. As Gerard believes there is too much emphasis on coaching the collective, they discuss how to connect and develop individual players within the team environment. How do variables such as winning, playing time, trust, setbacks, impact the experience for each player and what can coaches do to improve the relationship with certain players. Today we are launching the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform - a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Have you joined the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

52 MINAUG 7
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Gerard Jones: Improving the Individual within the Team

Slawek Morawski: Coaching Game Intelligence

Gary is joined by Slawek Morawski, tactical analyst and coach, with experience in the professional game in Poland. He is passionate about combining analysis alongside training and cognitive methodology in the game at all levels. He discusses the intricacies of "Game Intelligence": Can it be coached? How exactly can we create an environment that facilitates decision making and the cognitive tools required at the highest level? MODERN SOCCER COACH ANNOUNCEMENT!! Today we are launching the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform - a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… http://bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

45 MINJUL 31
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Slawek Morawski: Coaching Game Intelligence

Randy Waldrum & Erwin van Bennekom: Taking Over a New Team

Gary is joined by two college head coaches, Randy Waldrum (University of Pittsburgh) and Erwin van Bennekom (Indiana University) who have both experienced success at the national level of US college soccer and are currently in new roles where they are looking at building their respective programs towards similar heights. What is the first step in changing a culture? How long does it take to evaluate your players? How much do you risk in the recruitment process? How do you hire coaches? Is it possible to change a mentality of a team in the short-term who have not experienced success? All of this and more with these two coaches.

62 MINJUL 22
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Randy Waldrum & Erwin van Bennekom: Taking Over a New Team

David Garcia - Implementing a Possession System with a Youth Team

Gary is joined UEFA A licensed coach and U9-U12 Colorado Rapids Director of Coaching, David Garcia to discuss how youth coaches can coach a possession based and/or positional play system. How should training be structured? What is the role of opposed versus unopposed training? How can we teach players resilience alongside tactics and the game? David discusses all of this, along with his unique coaching journey that took him from New York to Spain to work in full time soccer and develop his philosophy. If you are looking for some reading before your pre-season, please check out Modern Soccer Coach books on https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop

47 MINJUL 14
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David Garcia - Implementing a Possession System with a Youth Team

Dr. Ceri Bowley: The Power of Observation

Gary talks with Dr. Ceri Bowley, who has worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of South Wales a mental performance coach with the Welsh FA and has recently taken a new position as Head of Coaching Support - with City Football Group. He talks about how accurate observation informs the decision-making process and how what we actually see dictates how we act. Where does this hold coaches back? How can we improve on it? How does it carry forward towards session planning and team meetings? All of this and a lot more is covered in the podcast. This podcast is brought to you by SportsLab360, a new and innovative online program focused on youth player development from a tactical and soccer IQ perspective. If you haven't come across their program yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out. Perfect for any coaches looking to go the extra mile to enhance the developmental experience for their players.

55 MINJUN 28
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Dr. Ceri Bowley: The Power of Observation

John Pascarella: THAT Tweet, Social Media, and the State of the US Game

Gary is joined by Minnesota United (MLS) assistant coach, John Pascarella. He discusses a recent tweet he posted about the following coaching methods from different cultures, challenging coaches to think differently on social media, the current state of the game in the United States, and how coaches should be more demanding of themselves than they are of the federation. This podcast is brought to you by SportsLab360, a new and innovative online program focused on youth player development from a tactical and soccer IQ perspective. If you haven't come across their program yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out. Perfect for any coaches looking to go the extra mile to enhance the developmental experience for their players.

47 MINJUN 20
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John Pascarella: THAT Tweet, Social Media, and the State of the US Game

Latest Episodes

Mark Spalding: Inside the UEFA Pro License

Gary is joined by Mark Spalding to discuss his recent experiences on the UEFA Pro Course with the Scottish FA. Having worked in the pro and youth game in the US and Scotland, Mark gives a unique insight into his preparation for the course, how and where it has challenged him, and how he has interacted with instructors, mentors, and colleagues on the course. Beginning September 23rd, we are now launching a new set of monthly webinars on the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform. Launched this month, the platform is specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

61 MIN4 days ago
Comments
Mark Spalding: Inside the UEFA Pro License

Jordan Angeli: Coaching Injured Players

Gary is joined by former professional player, current TV broadcaster and founder of the ACL Club Jordan Angeli. As a professional player on the verge of breaking into the US women's national team squad, Jordan battled back from sustaining her 3rd ACL of her career and now mentors and inspires young players who are dealing with similar setbacks. She discusses: - Mental challenges involved in long-term injuries - How much a supportive coach can make a difference - Players taking ownership of their recovery - Keeping injured players connected to the team All of this and much more!! Beginning September 23rd, we are now launching a new set of monthly webinars on the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform. Launched this month, the platform is specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

54 MIN1 weeks ago
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Jordan Angeli: Coaching Injured Players

Tristan Thomas: Developing Today's Youth Player for Tomorrow's Game

Gary is joined by Tristan Thomas, Academy Coach at Aldershot Town and tactical analyst. As someone who is heavily involved on the analysis and scouting side of the game, Tristan discusses how he feels players should be developed at a young age to meet the demands of the modern game: - Has the definition of creativity changed? - How does a youth coach challenge but keep the fun included? - How to develop resilient players? - When should scouting reports be introduced? - Should a youth coach be bringing out concepts from Champions and Premier League? Tristan talks about this and a lot more! Have you checked out the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Launched this month, it is a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Tristan Thomas: Developing Today's Youth Player for Tomorrow's Game

Ally Bain: Coaching Build-Up Play

Gary is joined by Discoveries academy manager, Ally Bain, who as a wealth of experience at both youth and senior levels in UK and the United States. Ally takes the topic of build-up play and gives an in-depth perspective on the following: - Philosophy in possession - Session design - Opposed or unopposed - Dealing with mistakes from players - Measuring a successful build - Sources of inspiration for creativity All of this and much, much more!! Have you checked out the new Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Launched this month, it is a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

55 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Ally Bain: Coaching Build-Up Play

Gerard Jones: Improving the Individual within the Team

Gary catches up with Gerard Jones, author of 'Lets Talk Soccer', academy director and USSF instructor. As Gerard believes there is too much emphasis on coaching the collective, they discuss how to connect and develop individual players within the team environment. How do variables such as winning, playing time, trust, setbacks, impact the experience for each player and what can coaches do to improve the relationship with certain players. Today we are launching the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform - a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Have you joined the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform yet? Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

52 MINAUG 7
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Gerard Jones: Improving the Individual within the Team

Slawek Morawski: Coaching Game Intelligence

Gary is joined by Slawek Morawski, tactical analyst and coach, with experience in the professional game in Poland. He is passionate about combining analysis alongside training and cognitive methodology in the game at all levels. He discusses the intricacies of "Game Intelligence": Can it be coached? How exactly can we create an environment that facilitates decision making and the cognitive tools required at the highest level? MODERN SOCCER COACH ANNOUNCEMENT!! Today we are launching the Modern Soccer Coach Community Platform - a new concept, specifically designed for all coaches to get access to in-depth work, share new and potentially diverse ideas, and have the option of discussing topics within the game that will change on a daily basis. Coaches who register will have immediate access to over 200 training exercises, all animated and organized into set categories (perfect for preseason planning) but the goal of it is to be more than just a session sharing site so every day you will get fresh new content that will provide context, detail, creativity… some aspects that are missing in social media at the minute. All coaches can register right away for a free two week trial period to check it out… http://bit.ly/modernsoccercoach

45 MINJUL 31
Comments
Slawek Morawski: Coaching Game Intelligence

Randy Waldrum & Erwin van Bennekom: Taking Over a New Team

Gary is joined by two college head coaches, Randy Waldrum (University of Pittsburgh) and Erwin van Bennekom (Indiana University) who have both experienced success at the national level of US college soccer and are currently in new roles where they are looking at building their respective programs towards similar heights. What is the first step in changing a culture? How long does it take to evaluate your players? How much do you risk in the recruitment process? How do you hire coaches? Is it possible to change a mentality of a team in the short-term who have not experienced success? All of this and more with these two coaches.

62 MINJUL 22
Comments
Randy Waldrum & Erwin van Bennekom: Taking Over a New Team

David Garcia - Implementing a Possession System with a Youth Team

Gary is joined UEFA A licensed coach and U9-U12 Colorado Rapids Director of Coaching, David Garcia to discuss how youth coaches can coach a possession based and/or positional play system. How should training be structured? What is the role of opposed versus unopposed training? How can we teach players resilience alongside tactics and the game? David discusses all of this, along with his unique coaching journey that took him from New York to Spain to work in full time soccer and develop his philosophy. If you are looking for some reading before your pre-season, please check out Modern Soccer Coach books on https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop

47 MINJUL 14
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David Garcia - Implementing a Possession System with a Youth Team

Dr. Ceri Bowley: The Power of Observation

Gary talks with Dr. Ceri Bowley, who has worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of South Wales a mental performance coach with the Welsh FA and has recently taken a new position as Head of Coaching Support - with City Football Group. He talks about how accurate observation informs the decision-making process and how what we actually see dictates how we act. Where does this hold coaches back? How can we improve on it? How does it carry forward towards session planning and team meetings? All of this and a lot more is covered in the podcast. This podcast is brought to you by SportsLab360, a new and innovative online program focused on youth player development from a tactical and soccer IQ perspective. If you haven't come across their program yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out. Perfect for any coaches looking to go the extra mile to enhance the developmental experience for their players.

55 MINJUN 28
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Dr. Ceri Bowley: The Power of Observation

John Pascarella: THAT Tweet, Social Media, and the State of the US Game

Gary is joined by Minnesota United (MLS) assistant coach, John Pascarella. He discusses a recent tweet he posted about the following coaching methods from different cultures, challenging coaches to think differently on social media, the current state of the game in the United States, and how coaches should be more demanding of themselves than they are of the federation. This podcast is brought to you by SportsLab360, a new and innovative online program focused on youth player development from a tactical and soccer IQ perspective. If you haven't come across their program yet, I'd highly recommend checking it out. Perfect for any coaches looking to go the extra mile to enhance the developmental experience for their players.

47 MINJUN 20
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John Pascarella: THAT Tweet, Social Media, and the State of the US Game

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