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Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport. Enjoy and thanks for listening! - Gary

Modern Soccer Coach Podcast Gary Curneen

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

Our goal is to bring in-depth content to coaches with a combination of interviews, chats, and personal thoughts on the topics that really matter in the beautiful game and elite-level sport. Enjoy and thanks for listening! - Gary

    Steven Gerrard's Tactical Blueprint with Adam Thornton

    Steven Gerrard's Tactical Blueprint with Adam Thornton

    Gary is joined by Adam Thornton, author of the new book 'Gerrard’s Blueprint' which takes an in-depth, inside look at Steven Gerrard’s tactical work at Glasgow Rangers in his three years there, culminating in a league title win in 2020.

    After reading the book, Gary wants to take a look at three specific areas in Gerrard's system...

    Pressing…
    Positional rotation
    Midfield Balance (this is a very interesting one!!)

    You can order your copy of the book below...
    https://heartandhand.co.uk/gerrards-blueprint/


    Also huge thanks to Keyframe for teaming up with on another interview..
    https://www.keyframesports.com/

    • 46 min
    Julio Costa - What Does a Data Scientist Really Do??

    Julio Costa - What Does a Data Scientist Really Do??

    Gary is joined by Fulham FC Data Scientist, Julio Costa, to discuss the role of a data scientist at a club. Julio's inspiring journey and football background brings a different angle on the role of data and he discusses how to balance the following:

    - Coaching and data
    - Youth and pro development
    - Social media and real life

    And much more!

    We are excited to team up with Keyframe for this episode. If you are a coach looking to improve your video work, Keyframe are high quality, easy to use, and affordable!!!

    Check out Keyframe below:
    https://www.keyframesports.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Life at Manchester United and Falling in Love with Football with Luke Chadwick

    Life at Manchester United and Falling in Love with Football with Luke Chadwick

    Gary is joined by former Manchester United player and director of Football Fun Factory, Luke Chadwick. Luke discusses the culture at United, alongside Roy Keane and David Beckham, and how that experience has shaped his thinking for impacting the next generation of players that he's now working with.

    Check out Football Fun Factory below:
    https://thefootballfunfactory.co.uk/

    Get Your FREE MSC eBooks:
    https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop

    • 49 min
    Improving Communication & Decision Making at Youth Level with Jack Rolfe

    Improving Communication & Decision Making at Youth Level with Jack Rolfe

    Gary is joined by Jack Rolfe to discuss one of the most complex challenges for youth coaches today: creating an environment where coaches can facilitate decision making, communication and creativity for young players.

    Jack is the founder of The Coaching Lab and has created some forward thinking resources for coaches in this area. His MatchPlay Cards are used by coaches from grassroots to the world's best at West Ham, Liverpool and Rangers FC Academies. The MatchPlay Cards can be added into small sided games, and also shared with parents to help set player targets.

    SPECIAL OFFER!!!! Check them out online at www.thecoachinglab.org and use the code MSCPODCAST at checkout to get your 10% OFF DISCOUNT!!

    • 51 min
    Roberto De Zerbi - Breaking the Rules of Build-Up: Conversation with Jamie Hamilton

    Roberto De Zerbi - Breaking the Rules of Build-Up: Conversation with Jamie Hamilton

    Gary is joined by UEFA 'A' coach and acclaimed writer, Jamie Hamilton, to discuss Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi and his in-possession system.

    Jamie discusses how De Zerbi 'breaks the rules' of traditional thinking by:

    - Provoking a press rather than avoiding pressure
    - Exposing team to 'high risk' in build-up
    - Keeping players narrow in build rather than wide
    - Slowing game down rather than opting for tempo

    The conversation then progresses into why variety and thinking outside the box are so important, both to player and coach development in the game today.

    Check out Jamie's article here:
    https://medium.com/@stirlingj1982/dangerous-provocations-79acd3a890f

    Sign up for MSC Set-Piece webinar with Andy Parslow:
    https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/live-msc-set-piece-webinar-with-andy-parslow

    Order MSC 20 Attacking Training Sessions eBook:
    https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/attacking-training-sessions

    • 59 min
    Coaching Set-Pieces at Pro Level - Andy Parslow Interview

    Coaching Set-Pieces at Pro Level - Andy Parslow Interview

    Gary is joined by Swansea City Set-Piece Coach, Andy Parslow, to talk about the role of a specialist coach at a pro club. Andy has also worked at AFC Wimbledon as a first-team restarts coach, as well as academy coaching at Luton, Wycombe, Watford, and Brentford.

    Please join us for a MSC Set-Piece Webinar with Andy on July 26. During the webinar, Andy will break down the processes required for building successful set-piece framework and share some insights towards session design, as well as weekly planning and review. All coaches who register will receive an on-demand copy of the webinar and have access to the replay at any time. Register below:

    https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/live-msc-set-piece-webinar-with-andy-parslow

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

KB10en ,

Keep up the good work Gary.

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Fantastic Podcast for Coaches at all levels

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