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CoachTech Webinars

In conjunction with our partners, CoachTech has delivered a wide range of coach education seminars and webinars. Some of these have been made available to download on demand.

Elite Development Series With Modern Soccer Coach

In part 1 of 3 (Elite Individual Development), Oliver Gage and Gary Curneen of Modern Soccer Coach introduce techniques and concepts used at the professional level of the game to aid individual player development. Using training and match video from Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) and Houston Dynamo (MLS), the presenters first identify a need for change in their players, before walking the user through the stages of implementing this change.

The webinar flows as follows:

  1. Brief introduction to Oliver and Gary’s backgrounds
  2. Gary introduces his player, Michele Vasconcelos and her struggles with the transition from an elite college player to the professional game
  3. Gary shows training exercises and explains the feedback process between the coaching staff and the player aimed at changing some key tendencies and habits
  4. Example game video of changes, comparing and contrasting the change in behavior thanks to this process
  5. Oliver introduces Alberth Elis, Houston Dynamo forward and links a goal early in the season to a detrimental behaviour
  6. Evidence provided of how this goal reinforces a poor shooting habbit
  7. Oliver provides insight into the feedback process from the coaching staff to the player in the off season
  8. Video examples from MLS games of how player behaviour has changed and how Alberth Elis developed into a more dangerous scoring threat
  9. Comparison with elite MLS forwards
  10. Summary/closing statements

In part 2 of 3 (Elite Team Development), Oliver Gage and Gary Curneen of Modern Soccer Coach introduce techniques and concepts used at the professional level of the game to aid team development. Using training and match video from Chicago Red Stars (NWSL) and New York Red Bulls (MLS), the presenters show how a playing model can be developed and reinforced using video and data.

The webinar flows as follows:

  1. Brief introduction
  2. Gary introduces the Chicago Red Stars game model – how they wish to manipulate space by playing out from the back
  3. Example training exercises and pre-season video examples
  4. Example of feedback systems and messages relayed to players including video clips
  5. Video examples of progress
  6. Oliver introduces New York Red Bulls game model – high pressure forcing turnovers in the opposition half
  7. Guest video from Jesse Marsch (NYRB head coach) and Ewan Sharp (NYRB Performance Analyst)
  8. Oliver presents evidence of the Red Bull’s success in key areas (turnovers, interceptions, direct passing forwards)
  9. Video example from New York Red Bulls MLS game
  10. Presentation of feedback model easily replicated at all levels of the game

In part 3 of 3 (Modern Soccer CoachTech FC), Oliver Gage and Gary Curneen of Modern Soccer Coach first answer follow up questions from part 1 & 2, before introducing how they would structure a playing and analysis model at their soccer club.

The webinar flows as follows:

  1. Brief introduction & addressing follow up questions
  2. Gary introduces the Modern Soccer CoachTech FC game model
  3. Video examples from professional games
  4. Oliver introduces his analysis model, KPI’s and ways to evaluate playing style
  5. Oliver introduces feedback systems & software coaches would use to aid player and team development
  6. Summary & closing comments

The full 3-part Modern Soccer Coach series can be bought at a discounted rate!

Simply place all 3 webinars in your shopping cart and use code MSCWEBINAR1 to receive $30 off at the checkout ($75 total)

Other CoachTech Webinars

From NCAA to MLS – A Video & Data Analysis Journey

In conjunction with data analysis company Prozone, CoachTech founder Oliver Gage opens up and offers insights into his journey from Sheffield Wednesday in the English Championship, to the University of Virginia and Houston Dynamo.

Throughout this 45 minute presentation, Oliver discusses how he entered a top NCAA program and built an analysis department from scratch. From discussing video and data with coaching staff and educating them on incorporating modern analysis techniques into their coaching practices, viewers will see exactly how video and data analysis played a part in Virginia Men’s Soccer winning the 2014 National Championship.

After a brief introduction into his professional career to date, Oliver describes the 4 stages of his time at the University of Virginia –

  1. Joining the staff and reviewing the current culture, habits and processes in place.
  2. Educating coaches on video and data analysis concepts and how they can be implemented.
  3. Using 5 games in the spring season to test and refine the playing philosophy and match analysis techniques.
  4. The 2014 competitive season culminating in winning the National Championship.

Who is this webinar for?

Any coach or performance analyst who wants to gain insights into how a well defined video or data analysis process can aid team and player development. The lessons to take away from this presentation can be applied at the youth, young adult or adult levels of the game.


 

Developing Players With Video – NSCAA Convention 2016

In conjunction with Hudl, join the Head of Performance Analysis & Recruitment for Houston Dynamo in MLS, as he explains how to aid player development with video techniques used at the professional level.

After a brief introduction to Performance Analysis, and why it is a technique now used daily in most professional clubs, we explore:

  1. The importance of having a defined playing philosophy and how this is tied closely to analysis
  2. How our mind can trick us into remembering an event differently to what actually occurred (Misinformation Effect)
  3. How analyzing performances objectively (Performance Analysis) can help coaches give better, clearer feedback to players and design more relevant coaching sessions
  4. Instruction and example of designing a robust measurement and feedback system which can be implemented at almost any level of soccer

Who is this webinar for?

Any coach or performance analyst who wants to get more from their game video. Lessons learned in this webinar can be implemented at the youth, amateur, development academy college or professional level.