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Blueprint for Football
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Providing a melting pot of ideas about developing players in search of the common ingredients for success.
Providing a melting pot of ideas about developing players in search of the common ingredients for success.

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"When developing young players I place a key emphasis on their mindset, focus and willingness to learn. I believe it is very important they view every training session and game as an opportunity to develop as football players as well as human beings."

In the latest of the Blueprint According To... series, we spoke to Stephen Fraser, a coach at the St Mirren academy who has plenty to say not only about his philosophy but also on how children acquire skill.

http://www.blueprintforfootball.com/…/blueprint-according-t…
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"A coach's philosophy on how he works and how he wants the game to be played, needs to be simple, fit for purpose and have the players as it's focal point."

Ray Power talks about philosophy, changing tactics and more in this in-depth interview with Blueprint for Football.

http://www.blueprintforfootball.com/…/why-coaches-need-to-l…
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Stevie Grieve has just loaded a host of tactical analysis and interpretation documents that should be interesting to coaches out there. #coaching 

http://buff.ly/1oDtDGG
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Latest issue of the fabulous The Football Pink arrived today. Think #football #coaches out there would enjoy my piece on how #Feyenoord Rotterdam managed to transform their #academy into one of the best in Europe.

http://footballpink.net/the-football-pink-magazine/
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The NextGen tournament was a brilliant idea that brought together some of Europe's finest academies, giving them a platform and level of pan-European competition that was previously impossible.  Sadly, its success was also its downfall, with UEFA coming up with its own competition to wipe away its rival; a move that definitely wasn't in football's best interest.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/ian-herbert-the-brilliant-youth-football-idea-that-uefa-took-on-and-killed-9834415.html?utm_content=buffer97c7a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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This season, St Mirren have been regulalrly fielding 5 academy products in their first team, sometimes even more. a club with little financial means, they have identified youth as the way to go. Why am I telling you this? Well, over the next couple of weeks you'll find out...
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There are a number of clubs who turn to former players in order to coach their youth teams. Here's why...

http://www.blueprintforfootball.com/2014/10/when-experience-matters.html
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