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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
    • 4.9, 193 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

    Jesse Marsch - Inside His Red Bull Environment

    Jesse Marsch - Inside His Red Bull Environment

    Gary is joined by Red Bull Salzburg head coach Jesse Marsch from the MSC webinar last week. Jesse discusses his environment at Red Bull, the "classroom" environment of video analysis, the role of motivation and then the Q&A segment at the end where Jesse discusses his year backpacking with his family in 2013, how he would coach Dennis Rodman and much more!

    This podcast is brought to you again by SportsLab360, an outstanding platform designed to empower youth players to increase their Soccer IQ and allow coaches to guide player development outside of training. We have some exciting news at the break on how you can claim a very special offer. Please check out their work at www.SportsLab360.com

    • 52 min
    Phil Brown: Premier League Management

    Phil Brown: Premier League Management

    Gary is joined by former Hull City manager, Phil Brown, to discuss his coaching journey, life in the Premier League and his experiences most recently in India.

    Phil discusses:

    - The innovative culture at Bolton under Sam Allardyce
    - Pre-season with a newly promoted team
    - Challenges of recruitment at Premier League level
    - Dealing with media following the half-time talk at Man City
    - What he learned working in India
    - His advice for young coaches

    And much more!!

    Please help us achieve our goal of providing the coaching community with as much daily content as possible in these times of uncertainty. To support Modern Soccer Coach, please go to our shop (https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop)
    and order one of our books and/or webinars. Coaches can get 40% off every order by using the code MSCSPECIAL at checkout. Thank you!

    • 46 min
    Kris Van Der Haegen: True Definition of "Player Centered"

    Kris Van Der Haegen: True Definition of "Player Centered"

    Gary is joined by Director of Coach Education at Belgium FA, Kris Van Der Haegen. He discusses their development model along with advice for coaches on their own programs that they have in place for their young players, including the following topics:

    - What Belgium changed in 2002
    - Dealing with obstacles in development models
    - Kevin De Bruyne's late development lessons
    - Importance of 1v1 training for skills and retention

    And much more!

    Two new MSC Workshop Webinars are now available on the MSC website:

    - Pressing Workshop Webinar
    - Match Analysis Workshop Webinar

    Gary Curneen takes coaches through over 90 minute of tactical footage and discussions. Available now at https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/shop

    • 59 min
    Moritz Kossman - Being Creative in Session Design

    Moritz Kossman - Being Creative in Session Design

    Gary is joined by Ubuntu Cape Town FC coach and writer for Spielverlagerung, Moritz Kossman to discuss session design including:

    - What is his starting point for session design?
    - Why use different shapes like hexagons?
    - Why are underloads situations effective teaching tools?
    - Where does he draw inspiration for exercises?
    - Can sessions become too complex for players?
    - How do you judge success of a session?

    And much more!!

    This podcast is brought to you again by SportsLab360, an outstanding platform designed to empower youth players to increase their Soccer IQ and allow coaches to guide player development outside of training. We have some exciting news at the break on how MSC have teamed up with them and how you can claim a special offer. Please check out their work at www.SportsLab360.com

    • 38 min
    Mark Bennett and Alan Keane - Impacting Player Decision Making & Adaptability

    Mark Bennett and Alan Keane - Impacting Player Decision Making & Adaptability

    Gary is joined by PDS Coach and Consultant, Mark Bennett, and GB Basketball coach Alan Keane, to discuss how they have worked together to create an environment and coaching style centered around the player.

    They discuss the following:

    - What is need centered & why does it influence session planning?
    - How do you deal with same players always answering the questions & talking in group huddles?
    - How can a coach establish if his interventions are effective?
    - Why is training players in self reviewing critical within the modern game

    And much more!

    Coaches: Another MSC Remote Coaches Workshop is coming your way next Wednesday (May 20th) at 2pm EST. This Workshop will be the ‘Midfield Masterclass’ and will take a slightly different format. There will be a panel of three coaches, including myself who will look at specific areas of midfield play.

    Chris Colhoun will cover attacking runs from the midfield position and his study for his UEFA B Course. David Seymour will look at the rotation of the #10 position, using examples from Papu Gomez at Atalanta. Gary will identify the ways coaches can set up session design and ideas on how to facilitate the aspects of movement and decision making on the training pitch.

    Limited Spaces. Reserve Yours Below:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/msc-remote-workshop-midfield-masterclass-tickets-105037580230

    • 55 min
    Jon Daly: Adaptability in Your Coaching

    Jon Daly: Adaptability in Your Coaching

    Gary is joined by former Dundee United and Glasgow Rangers forward Jon Daly. Since moving onto the coaching side of the game, Jon received an opportunity at Hearts in a unique position that we rarely talk about in coaching: the interim role.

    John discusses the challenges and opportunities in this role, both from a player and coaches perspective. He also shares his perspective on how you can potentially prepare yourself for an opportunity that may not be under the perfect circumstances, his UEFA PRO License course, club visits in US, and much more!

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

D Missey ,

One of the best soccer podcast

World class! Many great listens.

BP Savages ,

A+

This podcast is as sublime as a Messi game winner, an Ineasta assist and a Katie Meyer PK save rolled into one. I really enjoy it on many levels, thank you for the contribution to the podcast universe.

Edson Uriel ,

Great insights

Hello Gary, I just want to thank you for the hard work you’ve put into your podcast. I’ve found it more than helpful and most of the subjects covered are very relatable to my teams and has helped me see things differently. As a young coach listening to older and experienced coaches helps me out tremendously allowing to better analyze my philosophy and coaching approach.
You held a coaches seminar in Wilmington through the Wilmington Hammerheads FC which I greatly enjoyed it and learned a lot from it as well. Thanks for all you do and we look forward to more content. Take care

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