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The Boot Room - Issue 18

Over the coming weeks and months, many coaches will brave the winter conditions to deliver coaching sessions to young players.

In October's digital edition of The Boot Room magazine The FA brings you a host of ideas, advice and top-tips to help create engaging and enjoyable coaching sessions through the winter months. 

FA Regional Coach Development Manager, Martin Dighton, provides his top ten tips for working outdoors during the winter months, whilst FA Youth Coach Developer, Ben Bartlett looks at how working with individuals can help players stay engaged and focused.

Pete Sturgess and Ian Bateman stress the benefits of futsal and champion the idea of taking young players indoors to play over the winter.

There's also some useful practical advice from Jack Walton as he provides a fascinating insight into what football coaches can learn from studying other sports in order to improve their practice design and tap into player motivation. 

Issue 18 is rounded off by Steve Darby. Here, Darby talks to The Boot Room about the challenges of culture and climate and offers advice for English coaches wanting to coach abroad.

October's issue of The Boot Room is now live and available in our new free digital area on 

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