CYFL U8s 5 v 5 Football Tournament 2018

Here are the details received about our first tournament of the 2018-19 season:Thank you for signing up for the upcoming U8s Tournament run by CYFL, we look forward to welcoming you all to this fabulous morning of football. I would like to remind all clubs and managers that you are responsible for your parents and supporters’ […]

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Bishops Cleeve Colts U8’s Rovers Team Announcement

In this post we’re excited to announce the teams for our first Gloucestershire Football League  (GFL) Tournaments on the 15th and 22nd of September.  We were forced to decide on who’d play in each of our two teams before the 20th of August.  Read on to learn who’s in each team and what influenced selections. How We […]

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Rovers Session Plans September 2018

Two of our September practices will be swapped for tournament days so this session plan is likely to be used for just our first two and final practice of  September.  It’d be good to have the lads throwing the ball in correctly at this tournament and there’s still plenty of potential for improvement for long […]

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Participation vs Winning

 If i was a parent, not a parent/coach, I’d want to know the philosophy around participation vs winning which my coach held.  I’ll discuss my thought’s on the importance of participation, how success is key to improving participation and where winning fits in to the mix. It’s a touchy subject so please read through the whole article […]

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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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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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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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