On The Grass is a podcast aimed at coaches working at all levels of the game & provides the listener with a down to earth look at football coaching, an insight into coaching sessions and programs and provides inspiration for your own practices.
On The Grass with John Goddard
In the penultimate episode of series 1 i'm On The Grass with Woking FC player, director of Core Football Coaching and ex-Reading Academy coach John Goddard. John gives us an insight into these uncertain times and how it's affected his current playing...
On The Grass with Mark Rivers
In this episode i'm On The Grass with former Berks & Bucks FA County Coach Developer Mark Rivers. Rivo opens up on the changes being made to his own position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we also discuss the ramifications of these changes to the...
On The Grass with Marc McLaren
In the latest episode of On The Grass I catch up with Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation Phase coach Marc McLaren. Marc shares his experiences and insights into his coaching journey from schools to coaching abroad and how he has found football to be a...
On The Grass with Ben Bartlett
In this episode i'm On The Grass with constraints based coaching advocate and Fulham FC Head of Academy Coaching Ben Bartlett. In this fascinating insight Ben goes into detail about the process of attaching constraints to practices in order to try to...
On The Grass with Jamie Tompkins
The latest episode of the podcast is On The Grass with Jamie Tompkins. Jamie has worked with Brentford FC in many different roles including Academy Coach within the Foundation Phase and most recently as Community Football Development Manager. Jamie is...
On The Grass with Jac Trenchard
This episode see's me On The Grass with Reading FC Academy Coach Jac Trenchard. We discuss Jac's time in academy coaching starting off with his role at Oxford United and progressing through to his current role at Reading. Jac describes the advantages of...
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Invaluable insights, great conversation on football soccer coaching
As a grassroots football coach looking to further myself and more importantly the kids I coach; I listen to a number of podcasts. On The Grass is a great balance of insights, discussion and personal experience and although new it’s already one of the very best football coaching podcasts available.
I have learnt a lot already from Mick and guests. Importantly, listening to the podcasts I find it reassuring that what I’m trying to do at grassroots is similar to the best professional academies do everyday. Great podcast, cannot recommend enough.
A must listen
The first time in 8/9 years I have had this phone I have never used the app - Podcasts - I decided this week to give it a go and I came across Mick’s podcast and have to admit that I was drawn in listening to other coaches talk about their experiences of the coaching game alongside adding his views and experiences has been a great listen, I have listened to 3 so far and I can’t wait to get going on the others. A must listen for any coach at any level of the game.
Only just come across these guys . So started off with the Ben Bartlett episode . One of the best I’ve heard for a while , I must say . Some real insights and advice drawn out of Ben by some probing questions . Will look to work my way through the other episodes for sure .