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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 • 215 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

    Double Pass Team Interview

    Double Pass Team Interview

    Last week I sat down with the Double Pass team of Jared Micklos, Hans Vander Elst, Kevin Nicholson, and Stig Meylemans. Double Pass is a Belgian company that assesses and advises football clubs, (con)federations and leagues around the world, on ways in which they can optimize their talent development. In March 2020, FIFA enlisted them as a partner to roll out a new ‘Talent Development Progamme’. Double Pass make potential improvements visible on our Club & Academy Monitoring Platform (CAMP) using a unique methodology based on their scientific model and proprietary algorithms. Their experienced staff also help to implement tailor-made solutions alongside the clubs and coaches.

    If you would like to find out more about the Double Pass Master Class, which is designed to help coaches gain insights into the challenges and opportunities of running an elite football academy and optimizing its football technical management, please click below. The course is over 70 hours and includes 5 different chapters, webinars, personal mentoring, E-Modules, group work, and assessments. They currently have a special offer for coaches which ends on February 15th.

    https://education.doublepass.com/e-masterclass/

    • 53 min
    Todd Beane - Clear Coaching

    Todd Beane - Clear Coaching

    We were recently joined by TOVO Director, Todd Beane, to be the first to achieve a hat-trick of appearances on MSC for Todd, having previously done a podcast in 2018 and then a special guest slot at the MSC Roadshow event in Chicago in 2019.

    This chat was a little different and centered around the personality and leadership capabilities of the coach, so that they can maximize the impact on culture and environment. Todd has recently written a book called 'Clear Coaching', which he wrote this year and shares insights and perspectives on the youth landscape and what we can do to improve the experience for players and families.

    Would you like to support and continue the free content at Modern Soccer Coach? The MSC Lockdown Webinar Series is now available to download!

    For just over $1 per webinar, you can personally download all TWENTY FIVE webinar presentations. Each webinar is over one hour long and features a detailed presentation, followed by the live Q&A with the coaches in attendance. Our covered topics include youth and elite player development, sport science, tactical analysis, match preparation, goalkeeping, pressing, and other key specific areas. Click here to get your copy here: https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/msc-25-lockdown-webinar-series

    • 58 min
    Brian Deane - Coaching Forwards and Goal Scorers

    Brian Deane - Coaching Forwards and Goal Scorers

    Gary is joined by the scorer of the first ever goal in the FA Premier League in 1992, Brian Deane. He also played in the Premier League for Leeds United and Middlesbrough as well as playing top-flight football in Portugal and Australia for Benfica and Perth Glory, as well as England. He was also the manager of the Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08 and club owner of Football Superleague of Kosovo side Ferizaj.

    This podcast is sponsored by Wildkard. Wildkard is a social engagement platform for youth sports teams. From creating programs to managing schedules, Wildkard runs your team on autopilot.

    If you are a youth coach who not only wants to communicate with players on scheduling, but also wants to engage with them on videos, feedback, conversations around the game, then I highly recommend GETTING YOUR FREE TRIAL HERE: https://bit.ly/3lWGN06

    • 52 min
    Sean McCafferty - Comparing Barcelona and Red Bulls Youth Academies

    Sean McCafferty - Comparing Barcelona and Red Bulls Youth Academies

    Gary is joined by New York Red Bulls Academy Director, Sean McCafferty. He discusses his journey working as Director with FC Barcelona’s Barca Residency Academy in Casa Grande, Arizona, before moving to the Red Bulls and talks about the following:

    - How Barcelona make the complex simple
    - Coaching decision making and problem solving with US player
    - Is our game too transitional in US and UK?
    - What does he look for when hiring youth coaches for the academy?

    And a lot more!!

    Would you like to support and continue the free content at Modern Soccer Coach? The MSC Lockdown Webinar Series is now available to download!

    For just over $1 per webinar, you can personally download all TWENTY FIVE webinar presentations. Each webinar is over one hour long and features a detailed presentation, followed by the live Q&A with the coaches in attendance. Our covered topics include youth and elite player development, sport science, tactical analysis, match preparation, goalkeeping, pressing, and other key specific areas. Click here to get your copy. - https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/msc-25-lockdown-webinar-series

    • 56 min
    Coaching a Pressing System

    Coaching a Pressing System

    Gary Curneen joins Vin Blaine to discuss pressing systems in the modern game. This is an exert from Vin's podcast 'On The Sideline' and they talk about the following:

    - Understanding pressing 'triggers'
    - How a culture off the field must compliment the work on it
    - Creating player profiles
    - How to get to the details in training sessions

    You can order a copy of the Pressing book here: https://www.modernsoccercoach.com/product-page/modern-soccer-coach-pressing

    The 2nd edition of the Miami Soccer Convention is coming on December 17th & 18th, 2020 completely online! Go to www.soccercovention.com or @soccercovention on instagram to get more information.
    This week starts the unveiling of our top tier presenters that include former and current experienced coaches working in MLS, national teams, top South American clubs, former Copa Sudamericana Champions, and also a former player with Champions League and Italian National team experience from teams such as AC Milan & Juventus.
    Go to www.soccercovention.com or @soccercovention on instagram to register!

    • 55 min
    Dean Austin - Maximizing the Relationship Between Head Coach & Assistant Coach

    Dean Austin - Maximizing the Relationship Between Head Coach & Assistant Coach

    Gary is joined by former Tottenham Hotspurs defender and professional coach, Dean Austin, to discuss the relationship between head coach and assistant. Dean has worked in both roles in the professional game, as head coach at Northampton Town, and then as an assistant coach with Crystal Palace and most recently with Quique Flores at Watford.

    Dean kicked off the interview from a head coach perspective. How does he hire an assistant coach? What does he look for? How does he build that relationship? He then looks at the perspective of an assistant coach in how they can deal with certain scenarios, as well as how young coaches can help put themselves in potential opportunities in the future.

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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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215 Ratings

215 Ratings

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One of the best soccer podcast

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