All posts by Conor Graham

Bishops Cleeve Colts Football Club

How the Squad was Started

“Do you want me to tick this box about helping to coach?” my wife shouted from the kitchen.  She was putting an enquiry through for my son, Tyler, to join Bishops Cleeve Colts u7s.  “Ok”, I bellowed back, figuring I could help out if needed. I’ve played a fair bit of football and coach fitness for a […]

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Teaching Football Tactics to U7 Boys in Season 1

It was plainly obvious that we had a squad full of boys who had yet to play a season of club football. Looking across at Adam’s squad, many of whom had started with him back when they were just 4 or 5 years old, I wondered if all the teams we’d play would be this strong.  The […]

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Playing Positions in 5 v 5

5 v 5 is a fantastic game for our lads to learn and develop confidence in football.  Read about our approach to roles and positions in 5 v 5 football.Positions vs RolesThere is a temptation to allocate each player a position such as attacker or defender, even right back and left but at this age my […]

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Bishops Cleeve Colts

Substitutions

We’re expecting to have a good sized bench for most matches this season so we thought you might like to know how we plan on using them.  Read how we plan to make the most of this advantage and manage player expectations of playing time. The Numbers AdvantageThe 2018 Bishops Cleeve Annual Tournament showed us how […]

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Bishops Cleeve Colts Football Club

Tournament Team Selections

With standard tournament team sizes of 7-9 and our overall squad of 19 there’s a good chance we’re going to have to ask some lads to miss certain tournaments this season.  Read on for an idea of how we plan on approaching this challenge.Always TestingA key consideration we’d like you to understand is nothing here is […]

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