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The Boot Room: Issue 29

This hugely popular coaching resource features articles produced by coaches from The FA, grassroots football and professional club academies.

Effective coaching practices are realistic, relevant and rewarding for all the individuals involved. In this edition of The Boot Room we ask a variety of coaching experts to provide an insight into how they design effective coaching practices and gather their top-tips for engaging, motivating and challenging young players. Take a look at what's included:

What is a 'constraints' approach?
Ben Bartlett, FA youth coach developer, asks coaches to consider how a constraints-led approach to practice design can help aid player development.

Designing game-realistic practice
Do your practices look like the game? Watch a series of game-realistic practices used on The FA Advanced Youth Award course.

Inside England U21 goalkeeping
FA lead goalkeeper coach, Tim Dittmer, provides an exclusive insight into the methods he uses to design goalkeeping practices for the England U21 squad.

England DNA: practice design
In our latest England DNA foundation phase content we look at how coaches can use a variety of practice types to help motivate young players.

Lessons from 'gamification'
Want to know how computer game design can improve your coaching practice? Use this interactive CPD tool to learn more.

What to expect from the new FA Level 3 (UEFA B) course
Saints Academy staff give their feedback on the new course and praise the changes to the learning programme.
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