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Posted: March 23rd 2017

Here's some things for your football-Mad kid to think about to get more out of the game...

And solve one of the age-old problems ('I don't get enough of the ball!')

A little tutorial, if you like...

We've been talking a lot over the last few days with our groups about 'TRANSITION'

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3 tips to boost your child’s confidence

Posted: March 16th 2017

I’ve got 3

tips for helping you to boost your child's

confidence. You may even use some of

these already...

 

But let’s look at each one with a

‘Frankie Fresh’ pair of eyes…

 

1. Talk About Success

 

Working on ourselves and improving

ourselves is vital if we want to be

great,...

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It’s not how long you live, it’s how you live while you’re alive.

Posted: March 09th 2017

I've got some good news and some bad news...

Good: We'll be gettin back to an early bedtime routine in our house.

Bad News: Sons of Anarchy has finished Sad times. Rachel and me were gutted. You know the drill...

Sit down at 9pm to watch 1 episode… Next minute it's gone midnight!

If you...

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‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’

Posted: March 04th 2017

Have you ever heard of the book ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ by Jack Canfield?

It’s a series of short, feel-good stories that are designed to warm the heart. I needed all the heart-warming I could get when I read it...

I had a chronic, ‘incurable’ illness, was in crippling pain and fatigue...

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What if they don’t make it?

Posted: February 18th 2017

It's a question I've encountered loads of times…

 

"What if you don't make it?"

 

I remember my childhood hero, Shaun Chapple, mixing cement

outside his house opposite mine. Shaun was a Swans youth player

at the time, so I asked my old man Buzz " What's Shaun doing

Dad?"

 

"Ronnie...

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Helping your Child Deal with ‘Pressure’ (Ask a Different Question)

Posted: February 08th 2017

Friday's email on the importance of 'environment' seemed to go down well

with a lot of parents getting in touch to say you got something positive out 

of it - great!

 

Got this one message from Jane, so wanted to go through it with my answers 

so we can share the benefits of it:

 

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It’s about the environment we create…

Posted: February 08th 2017

 Got a question from Rhian today that I thought would interest you ...

"I'm quite confused how my son does so well in the TCSA training sessions giving him full confidence and he runs his legs off . But every local team matches he falls apart with no confidence leaving him annoyed when he...

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Down the Gardens

Posted: January 19th 2017

I would guess 90% of my Football playing time as a child was unadulterated - without the supervision of adults - we played on our own in parks, school and on the street.

Or in my case more often 'down the gardens' - we were lucky to have a beautiful patch of grass at the bottom of...

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Decision making in football

Posted: January 16th 2017

.An issue that comes up a lot in kids football and believe it or not even at the top level is just as big an issue...

When to pass the ball and when to dribble...?

That is the question (BTW Football was BRUTAL in Shakespeare's day apparently - so all the Mammy's can thank their lucky...

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How Many A-Side Should Kids Play?

Posted: December 12th 2016


How Many A-Side Should Kids Play? 

Players just starting out in the game at 4 - 6 years old and even older players who have started the game later or haven't developed their skills for whatever reason...

Are very often NOT ready for 4 v 4 and definitely not 5 v 5 games. WHY? There is too...

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Here's some things for your football-Mad kid to think about to get more out of the game...

And solve one of the age-old problems ('I don't get enough of the ball!')

A little tutorial, if you like...

We've been talking a lot over the last few days with our groups about 'TRANSITION'

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