Developing footballers through the Academy system

In a new feature for 2017, we’re rounding up and sharing the best coaching articles on the internet. The first in the series looks into the subject of developing footballers through the academy system.

Doing Your Time – The Value of a Coaching Apprenticeship

The value of a coaching apprenticeship has benefited many professional coaches and offers great learning opportunities for all aspiring coaches.

Magic Seven: Most read blogs of 2016

As the remarkable sporting year of 2016 draws to a close, we’ve tallied up the most read blogs from our page. (You can read 2015’s list here).

Dembele for England.. The answer to our prayers!(?)

Over the last month or two, the UK public have been going wild (a little bit of an overstatement) about a young boy who plays for Celtic.

What is a Performance Analyst? part 3

Part three focuses on the development pathway for performance analysis and associated academic and vocational learning environments.

What is a Performance Analyst? pt2

SFA Performance Analyst Dr David Stevenson details the roles and responsibilities of a Performance Analyst, both as an individual and as part of a team.

What is a Performance Analyst?

It is fair to say that performance analysis is becoming more and more prevalent in sport at all levels.

concussion in sport

Concussion in Sport – delving deeper

“HEAD THE BALL…THE BALL ISN’T GOING TO HURT YOU” or “SHAKE IT OFF, YOU’LL BE FINE” Phrases, I and many others, are guilty of validating within our coaching, due to not having the correct amount of knowledge and true understanding of such damage concussion can cause an athlete.  How many times have we heard coaches, parents or spectators yelling towards athletes of all ages to head the ball? AsRead more


Are We Really Coaching Decision Making?

It has become one of the hottest topics in coaching today. Skill, speed, and power are no longer enough for success if they are not used effectively. Spanish playmaker Andres Iniesta recently said, “Speed of thought and speed of the decision making separates the best players in the world from the rest.”

Attitude is Everything

[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” el_class=”.post-extra-info” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Part 2 in Erik Imler’s blog entries for Coach Logic [/spb_text_block] [divider type=”standard” text=”Go to top” full_width=”no” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” el_class=”.post-author-intro” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Erik Imler is an American former professional footballer. He won the National Championships while playing for UVa and also competed at the 1992 Olympics in Bareclona with the US national team.  Erik moved into coachingRead more

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