Radio | Episode 3 – Interview with Alberto Nunez on grassroots development

Host Richard Parkin interviews Alberto Nunez from Football Movement, to discuss developing grassroots players in a non-football country. We also get our weekly analysis from Kate Cohen on the A-League and Ann Odong covers the W-League. Click here to listen on iTunes.     Part 1 (Interview begins at 28 min 16 sec) Richard Parkin: You're listening to the Leopold Method Show. Our guest today is Alberto Nunez from Football Movement. Alberto was a youth development coordinator at [...]

By | October 28th, 2014|Coaching & Development|0 Comments

RADIO | Episode 1 – Interview with Tom Byer

It's our first ever radio show! We're moving from long form writing to a 1-hour weekly radio program here on 2SER. Each week we'll do: match analysis and talk about issues within the game such as coaching & development. In this episode we hear from Ann Odong from The Women's Game to talk about the W-League. Pre-eminent development expert Tom Byer discusses how to develop technical players and Kate Cohen, Leopold Method's Football analyst, looks at the first round of the A-League. Click here to [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|Coaching & Development|0 Comments

Pilot Show 2 – Interview with Ron Smith on Developing Elite Players

Host Richard Parkin interviews former AIS Head Coach and current Brisbane Roar Assistant Coach, Ron Smith, about developing elite players. Click here to listen on iTunes. Part 1 Richard Parkin: Joining me in the studio now is Ron Smith. He’s our guest. He’s been at the forefront of elite development and senior coaching in Australia and Malaysia for over four decades. Ron was head coach of the Australian Institute of Sport’s football program, which produced some out greatest ever talent such as [...]

By | October 11th, 2014|Coaching & Development|0 Comments

Why verticality is the next revolution in Football’s tactical cycle

In an evolutionary process, one progression leads to another and the lessons learned from the previous step become the primary building blocks for the next. Sometimes this evolution is more of a revolution occurring in cycles where past ideas, albeit with slight adjustments, are brought back to counter the current ones. In football, it is often the clubs and nations at the pinnacle who must constantly strive for progression in order to maintain their edge over rivals. If the successful [...]

By | October 7th, 2014|Articles, Coaching & Development|3 Comments

What can we learn from the Germans?

It has been written ad nauseum post World Cup; the Germans disastrous performance at Euro 2000 saw the introduction of compulsory youth academies which lead to their 2014 World Cup victory. But what can Australia learn from the Germans and how does our proposed solution, the National Football Curriculum, compare to the German’s? 10 Years of Academies In 2011, the German Bundesliga produced a 48 page report titled “10 Years of Academies - Talent pools of top-level German football”, the [...]

By | July 22nd, 2014|Articles, Coaching & Development|2 Comments
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