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So far Coerver has created 13 blog entries.

Lisbon here we come

2018-09-11T08:19:38+00:00August 23rd, 2018|News, Pro Tour, SL Benfica|

We're 37 days away from our first ever Pro Tour to global youth football partners SL Benfica. It's been a year in the making and at long last the time has come for us to pac our bags, destination - LISBOA. SL Benfica and Coerver Coaching signed a Global Youth [...]

Up & Running

2018-09-04T12:25:33+00:00August 20th, 2018|Cape Town, News, Performance Academy|

At long last we are up and running in the Mother City. Centrally located at Hellenic FC in Milnerton the first ever Performance Academy in the area took to the field on the 3rd of August. The Performance Academy is a once - a - week specialist skills coaching session as [...]

Moves like ……

2018-09-04T12:27:31+00:00July 5th, 2018|News|

It's been phenomenal watching some of the world's best players do battle at the World Cup in Russia. My take-away from this tournament has been just how small the gap between the so-called "big" teams and "small" nations has become. The influence of tactics on the modern game is definitely a [...]

One more step

2018-09-03T14:02:53+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Cape Town, Development, News|

It's been a long time coming, but at long last we can officially announce that we will be opening our first Performance Academy outside of Gauteng. Our first Performance Academy in Cape Town sees us take the next step in the evolution of Coerver in South Africa - Cayl Coetsee [...]

3 days & counting

2018-09-04T11:55:04+00:00June 11th, 2018|App, Coaches, Parents, World Cup|

Just 3 days to go! Incredible how quickly the last 4 years have gone! To think, it feels like just yesterday hosts Brazil crashed out of the FIFA World Cup when eventual Champions, Germany, humiliated them in front of their home crowd. Over the next month, everything else seems [...]

Effective Possession

2018-09-04T12:02:32+00:00May 28th, 2018|Development, Drill, Passing, Players, Possession|

I spent some time last week watching Manchester City, trying to understand just how Guardiola's teams become so dominant everywhere he goes? What is he doing better than everyone else? After a week of observation, research and pulling the limited hair I have on my head out, I'm no closer [...]

Be Relentless

2018-09-04T12:11:14+00:00May 21st, 2018|Development, News, Players|

Much has been said about the "Long Term Player Development" model - mostly - the fact that it asserts that “it takes 10 years or 10, 000 hours of practice to become an elite performer.” In reality, what I believe the model is trying to say is that it takes [...]

Technical Defending

2018-09-06T10:40:17+00:00May 17th, 2018|1 v 1, Defending, Drill, Technique|

The response we've received to my previous article on teaching defending to improve your attack has been overwhelming. So much so, that I thought I'd continue in the same being by sharing something I learnt from another Coach, and tried to build on over the past few seasons. It isn't [...]

International Exposure

2018-09-06T10:48:14+00:00May 16th, 2018|Camps, Development, News, Partners|

On Sunday 8 April 2018 at Crawford Preparatory Lonehill we wrapped up the first ever Real Madrid Clinics in South Africa. 10 days of football with one of the world's biggest Clubs right here on African soil. The itinerary kicked off 10 days earlier with a 3 day [...]

Speed is King

2018-09-06T11:31:52+00:00April 25th, 2018|1 v 1, Drill, Session|

SPEED I am sure I have exhausted the statement that "In modern football, Speed is King!". Recently on Twitter I engaged in a discussion about who is Queen. My assumption is that King Speed has many Queens but regardless of the one you choose, I'll guarantee you that she'll need [...]