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CoachTech Courses

Coach education is essential to developing any club and it’s players. While many companies and governing bodies offer coaching courses on the practical side of coaching, we believe it’s equally important to develop the theoretical side of a coach.

CoachTech education courses are designed and delivered by professional coaches at the senior and youth levels of the game, drawing on their experiences to offer an insight into best practices at the highest level.

Evidence-Based Coaching & Match Analysis

Estimated Time Commitment – 25 Hours

Our Evidence-Based Coaching & Match Analysis course helps coaches to build a clear and detailed vision of how they wish their teams to play and a framework of checks and balances in order to ensure they stay on track in implementing this vision. As the influence of video and data analysis grows in the modern game, it’s essential that the modern coach builds an understanding of how both can help their coaching process.

Many studies have proven accurate recall of events from memory in elite level coaches to be less than 40% post-game. Our Evidence-Based Coaching & Match Analysis course helps coaches to bridge the gap between memory and fact.

With exclusive interviews from professional coaches and analysts, participants will gain an insight into the inner working of professional clubs, alongside tasks designed to develop an evidence-based mindset to coaching and analyzing performances post-game.

Opposition Scouting & Analysis

Estimated Time Commitment – 20 Hours

Opposition scouting and analysis has become a prominent part of the modern game. Our Opposition Scouting & Analysis course offers insights into the best practices and procedures in place at elite level clubs. Designed by professional opposition analysts, scouts and coaches, this course will guide participants through the key aspects of breaking down the opposition.

As you progress through the modules, participants will learn the key stages of opposition analysis, with real-life examples of opposition reports and procedures used by the pro’s, including how and when to deliver these key factors to your team before a match.

After working through the course content and tasks, users will have learned the key concepts involved with building an opposition scouting report in full, and as in depth as ones used at the professional level.

Evidence-Based Coaching & Match Analysis

Throughout this course, you will read articles and watch videos from elite level coaches and Performance Analysts with experience at the highest levels of the game. Their insight and advice, coupled with case studies and tasks will help you, the coach, to think more purposefully about your team’s performances.

Upon completion, you will have a clear idea of both why and how to measure and analyze your team’s performances and how this can be achieved at your club.

No matter what level you are currently involved with, there is something for you to take away from evidence-based coaching.

As you progress through the different modules, you will read articles and watch videos discussing the benefits of evaluating both your team, and yourself, before developing your own system of evaluation to suit your teams level of play and resources available.  

Using real data on Major League Soccer provided by Opta, you will be introduced to some very basic principles of data analysis and experience how a coach can discover previously unknown trends as well as track key principles of a teams playing style to aid decision making in the coaching process.  

Coaches taking this course will also be introduced to many different video analysis and feedback software’s ranging from elite-level used by professional teams, to amateur-centered options more suitable for coaches with fewer resources.

After completing the course, you will have built an evidence-based match analysis plan designed for your team. The aim is to help coaches and technical directors make more informed decisions using techniques and advice from coaches and analysts at the highest level of the game.

Once you submit your plan, it will be reviewed and assessed by a professional Performance Analyst, and returned with some constructive feedback.

What Are The Course Modules?

  1. Introduction
  2. How do you currently evaluate your team?
  3. What is Performance Analysis & why do we use it?
  4. Focus on playing philosophies (what is yours and why do we have one?)
  5. Detailed investigation of attacking concepts (including statistical studies)
  6. Detailed investigation of defensive concepts (including statistical studies)
  7. Detailed investigation of set pieces (including statistical studies)
  8. Re-visiting the playing philosophy
  9. Analysis & coaching tools to aid with Match Analysis
  10. Building a measurement framework to support your philosophy
  11. Individual profiling and target setting
  12. Building targets into your training methods
  13. Feedback of information to players
  14. Season long benchmarks
  15. Submitting your Evidence-Based Coaching and Match Analysis Plan

Who Is This Course For?

This course is tailored to suit any coach, technical director, general manager or performance analyst who wants to be more purposeful and specific when considering the performance of a team. The step-by-step process of evaluating what to measure, why you will measure it and how to measure it, has been designed so coaches and other key decision makers can objectively consider team performances without being influenced by match results or key moments.

Who Are The Contributors?

  • Matt Pilkington – Head Coach, New York City F.C. U19’s
  • Wimler Cabrera – Head Coach, Houston Dynamo
  • George Gelnovatch – Head Coach, University of Virginia Men’s Soccer
  • Lucy Rushton – Head of Performance Analysis & Technical Recruitment, Atlanta United
  • Sam Lawson – Performance Analyst, U.S. Women’s National Team
  • Oliver Gage – Head of Performance Analysis & Technical Recruitment, Houston Dynamo
  • Ewan Sharp – Performance Analyst, New York Red Bulls
  • Mark Krikorian – Head Coach, Florida State University Women’s Soccer

Estimated Time Commitment – 25 Hours

Cost: $300

*purchase both courses simultaneously and use code EDUCATE at checkout to receive a 10% discount.

Click here to sample course Module 7 – Set Pieces

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Opposition Scouting & Analysis

As you progress through this course, you will see real life examples of scouting reports and techniques used by elite level coaches and analysts in the professional, youth and college game.

Our syllabus is designed specifically to educate coaches on the essential aspects of breaking down the opposition, highlighting strengths and weaknesses and introducing the ways in which coaches share this information with their players.

With exclusive video interviews and reading material carefully selected by professional opposition analysts and scouts, learners will also be introduced to the principles of educating players to improve pre-game preparation.  

Using real life data on Major league soccer, participants will complete scouting tasks on set pieces, attacking and defensive concepts. Our unique final project asks the learner to break down a game using the knowledge and skills they have learned before submitting your task for constructive feedback from a professional opposition analyst.

What Are The Course Modules?

  1. Introduction
  2. Why do we analyze the opposition?
  3. Basic principles of report structure and provision of useful resources
  4. Analyzing the opposition in attack
  5. Using data to analyze the opposition in attack
  6. Analyzing the opposition in defense
  7. Using data to analyze the opposition in defense
  8. Analyzing set pieces
  9. Analyzing individuals
  10. Using data to analyze individuals
  11. Presenting scouting information to players
  12. Involving players in the game planning process
  13. Incorporating scouting information into training
  14. Scouting report submission (to be reviewed and feedback provided)

Who Are The Contributors?

  • Matt Pilkington – Head Coach, New York City F.C. U19’s
  • Mark Krikorian – Head Coach, Florida State University Women’s Soccer
  • Wilmer Cabrera – Head Coach, Houston Dynamo
  • George Gelnovatch – Head Coach, University of Virginia Men’s Soccer
  • Lucy Rushton – Head of Performance Analysis & Technical Recruitment, Atlanta United
  • Sam Lawson – Performance Analyst, U.S. Women’s National Team
  • Oliver Gage – Head of Performance Analysis & Technical Recruitment, Houston Dynamo
  • Ewan Sharp – Performance Analyst, New York Red Bulls

Estimated Time Commitment – 20 Hours

Cost: $250

*purchase both courses simultaneously and use code EDUCATE at checkout to receive a 10% discount

Click here to sample course Module 6 – Analyzing Defensive Play

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