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Feedback from City Youth Coach Anthony Gosling on his recent trip to St George's Park
I was luckily enough as a young coach to attend this years Football Futures camp held at the Home of English football St. George’s park. Over the first 2 days of the four I took part in different workshops which looked at 5 different key area’s of football. Informal football, disability football, Refereeing, football presented within the media and also coaching children between 5-11 years old. These different workshops really opened my eyes to a wide range of areas in football, giving me a better understanding of all 5 areas with the most interesting one being the workshop on disability football. The next two days were the specialist training days which I selected to do coaching. Roger Davies who is FA national coaching in education manger led the two key, inspiring days which everyone would agree with me to be full of new session plans and new ideas to bring to our own coaching.
In addition to this I was lucky enough to meet some famous people from the world of football. Which was great.
The whole experience for me will really influence my progress as a coach and making a lot of new good contacts will help me go far in the future. Thank you for those who put me forward for this experience, it is something I will never forget.
St Albans City Youth were invited to take part in the Sky Sport research into Grassroots Football earlier this year..
The programme focussed on Under 11 teams. Sky Sports were interested in the opinions of the players, parents and coaches. The feedback will be particularly interesting to us as we are currently collating views and opinions on the benefits of 9v9 football. Part of the research involved parents recording the number of time players touched the ball in 9v9 compared to a conventional 11 a side match.
Highfield Park - The Home of St Albans City Youth FC
Aimed at young Children 5's years and over
Every Saturday 10.30 - 12.00 Highfield Park Playing Fields AL4 ODB
During the football season (from late August to the end of the season) apart from normal holidays eg. Christmas, Easter
We always need parents to come forward to be Team Managers to help coach our younger teams.
If you are interested in being trained for one of these positions please speak to Ian Woods.
These activities are supported by the
Herts Sports Partnership
Don't forget to bring along a drink or you can buy one from the Tea Bar.
PARKING - Do-not park on the road adjacent to the pitches, ample parking is available in the Highfield Centre
For further details contact Ian Woods Tel 01727 857458