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Football coaches of the future

March 12th, 2016

Football CoachingA GROUP of budding football coaches have taken part in a course that could see them be the next Jose Mourinho or Arsene Wenger.

Sixth form students at Monmouth School were assessed on Friday (4th March) on their coaching abilities as part of their in-school enrichment course.

The coaching assessment, held on the astroturf at Monmouth Sports Centre and taken by Mark Catlin who coaches the school’s football teams, involved 10 boys from The Grange taking part in training exercises, with nine 16 to 18 year-olds taking the reigns in a variety of different exercises and drills.

Nick Goodson, enrichment co-ordinator at Monmouth School said: “We offer these enrichment activities for 16-18 year olds, with courses available for various activities including football coaching and refereeing.”

Student and participant in the scheme Isaac Hodgeson said: “We practice the drills ourselves, and then are asked questions on how we can improve those drills.

“It’s good to be able to see it from a coach’s point of view- we’ve been through all of the exercises ourselves. The aim is to make training as fun and safe as possible.”

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