Coaching sessions written by Arsène Wenger, Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and 69 other professional coaches
- in two value for money books
2 books, 72 professional coaching plans
Dear Soccer Coach,
Training sessions written by the best soccer coaches in the best league in the world are now available in two new books.
All of these sessions, originally published in Elite Soccer magazine, are written by professional coaches from the English leagues.12 of the sessions come directly from English Premier League managers!
About Elite Soccer
Elite Soccer is published in partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA) representing all professional soccer managers in the English leagues. You cannot get sessions from the best coaches and managers in the English leagues anywhere else!
Elite Soccer helps thousands of ambitious coaches across the globe improve their performance and achieve new levels of success with their team. These two books will bring you and your team closer to the professionals – think of them as your golden ticket to the training grounds of the best clubs in the English Premier League.
How can I be sure these books are right for me?
Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series gives you training sessions conducted by managers at the highest levels of the game so they are not for everyone.
If you’re coaching your local U7 team these books aren’t for you.
But if you’re one of the following, Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series is going to be just what you need:
- Professional coach – senior team.
- Professional coach – academy team.
- Semi-professional coach
- Aspiring coach (3-5 years experience).
Available in a format to suit you
These professional practice plans are available in print format for the first time or as PDFs.
If you are the kind of coach who wants a complete catalogue of professional coaching sessions, order the print format and take it to every training session – you’ll always have a session you can use to coach a particular skill or match scenario. Or perhaps you like to plan ahead and pick out individual sessions for a training exercise; in that case the PDF format will be perfect for you.
What do I get?
- 72 professional coaching sessions across two books(36 per book) from the biggest names in English soccer – keep reading for a complete list of the coaches featured.
- Easy to follow, step-by-step explanations and colour illustrations showing you exactly what to do to recreate professional coaching sessions with your team.
- An easy-to-use index that helps you identify the best session to solve your specific coaching problem.
- A huge variety of sessions to keep your coaching fresh. You’ll get sessions on attacking, defending, possession, set pieces, goalkeeping and fitness. No more bored players!
Over 72 hours of professional coaching sessions in two volumes
Each comprehensive coaching session lasts around an hour – just like the pros themselves do.
So with Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series Volumes 3 and 4 in your library you’ve got over 72 hours of professional coaching sessions to choose from. It’s the variety and authority that you and your players demand from your coaching sessions.
Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series – Table of contents
The 72 sessions are split across two volumes as follows:
The lead session in Volume 3 comes from legendary Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Here is Arsène’s overview of his session in his own words:
Arsène Wenger’s session is developed in 9 diagrams and we also show how this training session paid off for a Champions League goal against Barcelona.
The full contents list for Volume 3 – containing 36 sessions – is detailed below. Where clubs are listed, this is the coach’s club at the time of writing their session for Elite Soccer.
|Kenny Dalglish||Liverpool||Attacking movement and interplay|
|Sam Allardyce||West Ham United||Overloads in attacking play|
|Sean Dyche||Watford||Attacking from crosses|
|Steve Cotterill||Nottingham Forest||Crossing and finishing|
|Mick Wadsworth||Hartlepool United||Forward thinking|
|Terry Brown||AFC Wimbledon||Breaking opposition lines|
|Ricky Sbragia||Scotland U-17s||Link-up combination play|
|Steve Darby||Mohun Bagan||Individual finishing|
|John Bilton||LMA Ambassador||The ‘box cross’|
|Sammy Mcllroy||LMA Ambassador||Crosses from danger zones:|
|Midfield and Full-Team Sessions|
|Arsène Wenger||Arsenal||Passing through the lines|
|Mick McCarthy||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Attacking and defending
in counter-attack situations
|Steve Kean||Blackburn Rovers||Pressing in key areas|
|Neil Warnock||QPR||The confrontation line|
|Gus Poyet||Brighton & Hove Albion||Finding the free player|
|Darren Ferguson||Peterborough United||Rotation and movement|
|Lee Clark||Huddersfield Town||Rotational play|
|Martin Allen||Notts County||Rotational play in midfield|
|Steve Eyre||Rochdale||The 100 passes game|
|Dean Holdsworth||Aldershot Town||Support play and swapping roles|
|Aidy Boothroyd||Northampton Town||Decisive decision making|
|Jamie Pitman||Hereford United||Possession and support|
|Jim Cassell||Manchester City||Development without pressure|
|Graeme Jones||Wigan Athletic||Position specific possession|
|Darren Robinson||LMA Ambassador||Purposeful possession and switching|
|Roberto Mancini||Manchester City||Decisive defending|
|Nigel Adkins||Southampton||Defending crosses|
|John Still||Dagenham & Redbridge||Defending as a zonal back four|
|Martin Ling||Torquay United||Defending in the final third|
|Gary Waddock||Wycombe Wanderers||Goalkeeping angles|
|Adrian Tucker||Swansea City||Keeper’s kicking drill:|
|Andy Leaning||Leeds United||Shot-stopping for keepers|
|Dave Beasant||Glenn Hoddle Academy||Angled shot stopping|
|Uwe Rösler||Brentford||Pre-season conditioning|
|Tom Little||Huddersfield Town||Possession keeper catch|
|Mick McCarthy||Wolverhampton Wanderers||Free kick routine|
|Stephen Constantine||Nea Salamina||Corner kick routine|
The lead session in Volume 4 comes from Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti of Paris Saint-Germain. Here is Carlo’s overview of his session in his own words:
Carlo Ancelotti’s session is developed in 9 diagrams and we also show you real-life examples of teams he has picked in a 4-3-2-1 formation at both Chelsea and PSG.
The full contents list for volume 4 – featuring a further 36 sessions – is detailed below. Again, where clubs are listed, this was the coach’s club at the time they wrote their session for Elite Soccer.
|Carlo Ancelotti||Paris Saint-Germain||Attacking movement in a 4-3-2-1 formation|
|Martin O’Neill||Sunderland||1v1s through the middle|
|Brian McDermott||Reading||Variable crossing and finishing practise|
|Malky Mackay||Cardiff City||Striker combination and link play|
|Kenny Jackett||Millwall||Attacking in a 4-3-3 formation|
|Michael Appleton||Portsmouth||Counter-attack team shape in a 4-4-1-1|
|John Ward||Colchester United||Finishing under pressure|
|Colin Lee||Notts County||Forward runs and passes|
|Paul Sturrock||Southend United||Countering through your strikers|
|Mark McGhee||Bristol Rovers||Transition of counter-attack|
|Kevin Blackwell||LMA Ambassador||Close quarter finishing|
|Peter Jackson||LMA Ambassador||Finishing from crosses|
|David Unsworth||LMA Ambassador||Wide players and shape|
|Chris Sulley||LMA Ambassador||Attacking skills in the final third|
|Midfield and Full-Team Sessions|
|André Villas-Boas||LMA Ambassador||Possession Principles|
|Roberto Martinez||Wigan Athletic||The 1v1 situation|
|Paul Lambert||Norwich City||Developing Premier League players’ technique|
|Dougie Freedman||Crystal Palace||The defensive screen|
|Richie Barker||Bury||1v1 attacking and defending|
|Nigel Clough||Derby County||Improving technical ability|
|Derek McInnes||Bristol City||Functional attacking plan|
|Russell Slade||Leyton Orient||Playing through the thirds|
|Noel Mitchell||Northern Ireland Under-15s Girls||Midfield rotation and forward movement|
|Phil Brown||LMA Ambassador||Picking the right pass forward|
|Keith Millen||LMA Ambassador||Quick combination play|
|Mark Robins||LMA Ambassador||Awareness and rotation|
|Mike Kelly||LMA Ambassador||Movement through midfield|
|Paul Peschisolido||LMA Ambassador||Creating space in midfield|
|Dave Jones||Sheffield Wednesday||Defending as a back four unit|
|Phil Parkinson||Bradford City||Defending Positions|
|Jim Bentley||Morecambe||Defending in a 3-5-2 formation|
|Steve Davis||Crewe Alexandra||Preventing crosses|
|Kevin Nicholson||Derby Country||Defending in and around the penalty area|
|Eric Steele||Manchester United||Keeper match day warm-up|
|Neil Cutler||Scunthorpe United||Dedicated keeper session|
|Paul Kee||Northern Ireland Under-17s||Defending corner kicks|
You can choose either volume when you order today. Or why not take advantage of my special offer to get both volumes and make a great saving? Read on to learn more.
It’s more than just big name managers
The big names appearing in these books make them unique. But if the best manager in the world gave you a session plan that you couldn’t understand it would be worthless.
That’s why we’ve spent so much time making sure you can understand every word – even if English isn’t your first language!
We also invest in the best quality illustrations going. Hi-resolution and full colour, there are no x’s or o’s in sight.
Take a look at this session from Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle to see exactly what we’ve done to make these books not only the most authoritative coaching resources you own, but also the easiest to use.
Session overview – The manager tells you what the session is about, why they use it, and often when they will use it (“We do this on a Tuesday”). They also try to relate it to a passage of play you might have seen on tv or could find on the internet to see the pay-off in a match.
Set-up – Tells you what you’ll need to run the session. But don’t worry, the sessions in Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series don’t require any specialist equipment. Cones, bibs, goals and balls are pretty much all you’ll ever need.
Getting started – Tells you everything you need to know to get the session going.
The coach – Never heard of the coach providing the session? Find out about his coaching history. Be confident that you can trust the sessions from these high profile managers and coaches.
Progression – Explains how you can move the session on and adapt it. Every team has different requirements, make the session work for yours by increasing or decreasing the difficulty.
Match situations – Even the professionals like to end the training session with a game. This part makes sure your end game is reinforcing the session’s key points.
Technical/tactical considerations – Analyse what your players are doing well, and where there is room for improvement. The managers give you the main things to look out for.
Diagrams – The clearly laid out diagrams in Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series enable you to easily visualise the sequence of movements involved in each drill.
Key – Is that a pass or a player run? Avoid any confusion with an explanation of the graphics used on the diagrams, making even complicated learning scenarios easy to follow. You’d be amazed how many coaching books miss this vital element that makes the sessions so much easier to understand.
So, it costs thousands, right?
Wrong! These sessions are coaching gold–dust but we are able to offer them to you at a fantastically affordable price. From just £37, you can buy one book and if you buy both at once, prices start at just £67! Who else can offer you coaching sessions written by Ferguson, Moyes, Redknapp, McLeish, Hodgson, Holloway, Pardew and more for just £67? That is only 93p per session!
Think about everything else you spend to put your training sessions on. £67 is just a drop in the ocean but it can add more value to your sessions and produce more results for your team than any other coaching resource.
My 100% satisfaction money-back guarantee
I’m so confident you’ll agree that these books are the best out there that they come with my no-risk, 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy them today and if you don’t agree that the sessions are fantastic or you don’t see any improvement in your players after using them I’ll refund you every penny of your purchase – no questions asked.
Order today for the following:
- Coaching books that offer you 72 professional sessions (36 per book)
- 12 sessions written by Premier League managers
- Huge selection of tactics and techniques
- Plans and practices written by the manager himself
- No observed sessions or recycled content
- All sessions delivered at professional clubs
- At–a–glance session overview
- High definition illustrations
- Step–by–step instructions
- Tactical and technical explanations
- Your choice of print or PDF format
- Secure payment by credit card or PayPal
If you’ve ever wondered what top professional soccer managers do to bring out the best in their players, wonder no longer. Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series Volumes 3 & 4 give you everything you need to have a real impact on your players. Order Today!
Yours in soccer,
Publisher, Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series
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