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The Secrets to Developing ELITE Youth Football Players

Tim Wareing has released his third book through his publisher titled, ‘The Secrets to Developing ELITE Youth Football Players.’ Copies are available in paperback or e-book!

Overview of ‘The Secrets to Developing ELITE Youth Football Players.’…

Tim Wareing's latest book

Tim Wareing’s latest book

Tim Wareing is a highly sought after coach. With over 20 years coaching experience and having achieved the prestigious UEFA European ‘A’ Licence at the age of 24, his methods and coaching philosophy are known and respected worldwide. He has delivered clinics in Ireland, England, Europe and USA along with his previous two books selling in over 30 different countries.

Tim spent six years at Irish Premier League side, Lisburn Distillery. He held roles as Reserve Team Manager and under 18 Manager. He played his part in developing Youth International Players and players for the first team, before setting up a very successful Academy for the Club.

As opinions changed in the direction the Academy was going, Tim stood down from his role and decided to take a sabbatical. He used the time to recharge his batteries and re-educate himself, visiting some of the top European Clubs, including FC Barcelona, SC Braga, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven, where he studied and exchanged ideas in youth development.

It was in Holland that he met with a top Portuguese Coach, Hugo Vicente, and the pair got talking about youth development. They shared similar philosophies and it was on this trip that two years later would see a new project launch in Northern Ireland.

The frustrations that Wareing had at his previous club are common across Northern Ireland. A lack of contact time with players, unqualified coaches, out dated methods and little to none specialist coaches and staff offer a limited opportunity for players to develop.

Re-energised he began to set up a very special project that would change the way youth football was delivered in Northern Ireland. Young players would come in and achieve up to 10 hours of contact time per week. Not only would they have access to Wareing but also a special talented team of experts. This would include games related training, match analysis, a conditioning coach, goalkeeper coach, education officer and pastoral care.

Players would come from all different backgrounds. Many arrived as broken players who had been told they weren’t good enough, while others simply weren’t receiving the correct education on and off the field to develop. Wareing would start to create better players, better people, using a new approach that was player and child centred. From conception to champions in 22 months attracted much interest from the National press and Irish Football Association. TW Braga would share their journey on their You Tube channel, @twsportsgroup, to date it has over 640,000 video views! These are the sessions that Tim Wareing used to help develop the complete player, that would improve each individual technically, tactically, physically and psychologically. This book has been specifically designed, so that each session is simple to follow, yet includes the coaching points that Tim offers to his players. These are all of Tim’s preferred sessions that he has gathered on his coaching journey through his own experience and while visiting professional clubs across Europe.

‘The Secrets to Developing ELITE Youth Football Players’ will aid in developing your group of players, whilst having them enjoy their training!

What people think about Tim Wareing…

‘One always takes pleasure in following the career and achievements of those one meets and works with on coaching programmes. It gives me particular pleasure to add to the congratulations being extended to Tim Wareing on the publication of his latest book.

He has huge respect in the Northern Ireland football community and further afield. He has fulfilled the expectations people had of him. Expertise, vision and hard work always get results.’

Jack Gallagher, FIFA Coaching Instructor and FIFA Technical Advisor 1979-2007

‘Tim Wareing started the TW Sports Academy 10 years ago.

Just 24 at the time, Tim felt there was restricted youth development in Northern Ireland and felt passionately about doing something about it.

Encouraged and supported by his dad to complete his coaching badges, he worked his way up to UEFA European ‘A’ Licence level.

For six years he coached the Under 18′s and Academy players at Lisburn Distillery, when his ‘mentor’ Paul Kirk was manager of the Ballyskeagh outfit.

While thrilled to be working with the kids, Tim was frustrated by the lack of contact time with the players, believing while he was making progress he could make an even bigger impact with more training sessions.

And so he decided to fully focus on taking his own Academy to a different level.
The acorn that begun with just himself coaching youngsters in the Cregagh area in Belfast, is fast becoming a big oak tree. Now, aided by sponsors Subway, he operates province-wide, employs 20 other qualified coaches and his Academy coaches up to 700 children per week ranging from the age of two to fifteen.

The first to bring a ‘Toddler Soccer programme’ to Northern Ireland, he has now written this third book. Tim’s previous books on coaching youngsters sold in 30 countries. Also he is never afraid to post videos of training sessions on You Tube for the world to see.

He is an engaging character with an excellent pedigree and he coaches kids in the right way. I wish him well going forward.’

Steven Beacom is the Belfast Telegraph Sports Editor

‘It is vitally important that children are fully developed as individual players as well as team players. On a recent visit to Northern Ireland I observed the excellent work carried out by the TWSports.Org Group in relation to not only team development but also the individual development coaching given.’

Martien Pennings, Coach PSV Eindhoven (Holland)

‘What the TWSports.Org Group is doing is exceptional, it is different from what anyone else in Northern Ireland is doing, you try to bring the kids together at similar levels and start to work on that. At TWAcademy.Org it is all football related and child centered unlike other coaching which focuses on the physical aspect and not the talent.’

Bert-Jan (BJ) Heijmans, Director Dutch UK Football School

‘During my time at Distillery FC, I had the privilege of working alongside Tim in his capacity as Director of Youth Football, a position that Tim embraced with his great enthusiasm and technical ability as a first class coach.

During our time together, I watched numerous boys and girls develop, from grass roots players at a young age, to elite athletes, players, and well rounded individuals.

Testimony to Tim’s work is recognised in just some of the players who developed through that structure and under his guidance; Jack Chambers now at West Brom., Josh Tipping now at Chesterfield, Nathan Kerr now at Stevenage and Luke Fisher now at Fleetwood.

Carry on the good work Tim, with your infectious enthusiasm dedication and knowledge of all aspects of the game. Good luck in the future, I know many more will benefit from having worked with you.’

Paul Kirk, UEFA Pro Licence Coach. Former Manager of Premier League side, Lisburn Distillery

“Here at Elite, we are extremely pleased with the professionalism and authenticity TW Academy has offered us over the past two years while conducting our soccer summer clinics in USA. Coach Tim and his team of coaches are highly knowledgeable and bring excitement to the field! The kids are thrilled and have smiles on their faces while learning the game of soccer.” I trust coach Tim and the work he has to share with others. This is a great book to acquire soccer knowledge in creating the Elite soccer player. Apply these principles in this book and your players will improve and so will you as a coach.”

Javier Perez, Founder and Executive Director of Elite Soccer Training

‘I would like to congratulate Tim on this, his new book, and highly recommend it.

I first met Tim on a study trip in Holland, and since then he has changed very little. He is constantly searching for inspiration, knowledge, competence and different views and perspectives on training methods and philosophies.

He has made regular visits to other clubs in several countries, increasing his network of coaches and many other people involved in football, in order to share ideas about the game, and above all, about youth development. I feel that this book is a consequence of his dedication. It is basically his manual, sharing the good practices he has used throughout the years in his successful projects, and I think that this book can be used as an inspirational tool for all coaches at any level of the game.’

Hugo Vicente

Currently working on a new project at Follo FK, Norway. Formerly the SC Braga Academy Director, SL Benfica Youth Coach, Coerver Coaching Portugal Director, also involved in other clubs. Hugo is a top name in Portuguese youth football, and has travelled the world working with many clubs and federations, holding courses, coaching education and workshops.

Order your copy now! Simply follow this link. Available in book or e-book. For more details contact Tim Wareing, 07740120788 or by email; tim@twsports.org

Tim’s first book, ‘Toddler Soccer The Essential Guide’, has sold in over 30 different countries! This stretches from the UK & Ireland, across Europe to USA & Canada, the Far East & Australia! Order a copy from here!

Likewise his second book, ’1-on-1 Coaching The Secrets To Improve ALL Football Players – GUARANTEED!’ is available to purchase here.

Money in Football

From Roman Abramovich arriving at Chelsea FC to Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour the sugar daddy’s seem to have let transfer fees, player wages & ticket prices spiral out of control.  In English football how far away is the riches of  the Premier League from lower leagues?  Will UEFA’s new Financial Fair Play regulation bring an end to the crazy money being passed about & will football ever be the same again?

As money in football increases so does each individual player’s salary.  Although along with the rich club owners it is the normal football fan helping fund the game.  Gone are the days that you could go to a top flight game at an affordable price along with picking up a match day scarf, programme & pie.  In today’s game the cost of a ticket for a top flight game can be in access of £70.  This is for a normal seat – no VIP hospitality…for that you will pay well over £300!  Then we have the mega stores.  To purchase the latest full kit along with name, number & Premier League logo we could be talking £70, & that is only in a child size.  This is before you enter the ground for the over priced food & drink.  Although let’s concentrate of player wages in the Premier League.

Premier League Wage

It is believed that one player in the Premier League at a top club can earn up £1.5 million a year.  Comparing this to over 5 seasons previous you will find the highest paid player received approximately £650,000.  Premier League players on average will receive £780,000 per year.  If you compare this other industries you will be shocked.  A nurse will receive £23,500 per year, a teacher £30,000 per year…Wayne Rooney?  £250,000 per week!  His 2012 earnings were £17.2 million!  This shows not only how much a week he earns with his wages but extras through bonuses, sponsorship & player image rights!

Top to the Bottom

So the average Premier League wage is £22,000 a week…before bonuses!  Or if you like, £1.16 million a year.  Compare this to the average Championship player who receives £4,050 per week (£211,000 per year).  This is a fifth of a difference for playing one league down!  Dropping down to league 2 you will find the average weekly wage is £750 which is 30 times smaller than those in the Premier League!

All good managers talk about needing a strong spine in their team.  So whose the top earners as we strengthen our team down the middle?  The manager at the top of the wage chart is the man who keeps his house in good order, Arsene Wenger.  He earns £115,000 per week.  The top shot stopper is Peter Cech from Chelsea earning £96,000 per week.  Not to be outdone his team mate, John Terry, earns £130,000 playing centre back.  Manchester City purchased midfielder Yaya Toure from Barcelona in 2010 for £24 million & offered him a weekly salary of £190,000.  But across the city at United Wayne Rooney finds himself leader of the strikers receiving £250,000 per week!  Despite being in a world recession top Premier League players earnings have went up more than 200% since 2000.  Is it time for a salary cap?

While Football league clubs research has revealed 72 clubs from the Championship, League 1 & League 2 have racked up a combined debt of £2 billion.  We have all witnessed the demise of Portsmouth FC going into administration so UEFA’s new Financial Fair Play Model needs to be adhered too.

Wealthy Owners

The Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, is a Russian business tycoon.  Russia’s 5th & the world’s 50th richest person he is estimated to be worth £8.4 billion.  When he arrived at Chelsea money was made available for transfers, & plenty of it.  When Shevchenko arrived for £30 million Chelsea’s end of year showed a loss of £140 million in June 2005.  By the end of June 2006 this was down to £80 million.

Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour, has an estimated wealth of £17 billion but a family fortune of at least $1 trillion US dollars.  He completely wiped Manchester City’s debts of £305 million on arrival.  From September 2008 approximately £300 million has been spent on transfers.  By year ending May 2009 there was a loss of £92.5 million.

UEFA

The Financial Fair Play regulations want clubs to live within their means & was first introduced during season 2011/2012.  Failure to do so could mean disqualification from European competition.

The concept has also been supported by the entire football family, with its principal objectives being:

• to introduce more discipline and rationality in club football finances;
• to decrease pressure on salaries and transfer fees and limit inflationary effect;
• to encourage clubs to compete with(in) their revenues;
• to encourage long-term investments in the youth sector & infrastructure;
• to protect the long-term viability of European club football;
• to ensure clubs settle their liabilities on a timely basis.

These approved objectives reflect the view that UEFA has a duty to consider the systemic environment of European club football in which individual clubs compete, & in particular the wider inflationary impact of clubs’ spending on salaries & transfer fees.

In recent seasons, many clubs have reported repeated, & worsening, financial losses. The wider economic situation has created difficult market conditions for clubs in Europe, & this can have a negative impact on revenue generation & creates additional challenges for clubs in respect of the availability of financing & day-to-day operations. Many clubs have experienced liquidity shortfalls, leading for instance to delayed payments to other clubs, employees & social/tax authorities.

Therefore, as requested by the football family, & in consultation with the football family, UEFA is introducing sensible & achievable measures to realise these goals.  They include an obligation for clubs, over a period of time, to balance their books or break even.  Under the concept, clubs cannot repeatedly spend more than their generated revenues, & clubs will be obliged to meet all their transfer & employee payment commitments at all times.  Higher-risk clubs that fail certain indicators will also be required to provide budgets detailing their strategic plans. (from UEFA.com)

This should help clubs compete on a more level playing field.  It should also stop the investors finding loopholes, for example, selling advertising boards for £100 million!

The Magic of Football

Although the top 4 in England used to be a contest between Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & Liverpool the millions have brought Manchester City into this bracket.   We have also seen Tottenham Hotspur challenge for a place in the top 4 in recent seasons.

But one thing will never change & that is the magic of the FA Cup.  Most recently Premier League side Liverpool visited struggling League 1 side, Oldham Athletic.  The cash strapped League 1 side dumped the Premier League stars out the FA Cup!

I have just received some great coaching equipment from www.TheSoccerStore.co.uk & will be sharing my notes & record the session that I’ll take with my academy side. Check back for my next post that will include all my notes!

RVH Department Closure? Ollie’s Story…

One of  ToddlerSoccer.Org‘s newest recruits is Ollie Boyd Millar aged 2 and a half years.  Like any other child of that age, Ollie loves to race his friends to the ball, tackle & score goals.  However, Ollie’s start in life was not like that of the majority of children who attend our Soccer School.  He was born with a congenital heart defect named Transposition of the Great Arteries, his aorta & pulmonary arteries grew reversed.  Ollie had surgery a matter of hours after he was born & at ten days old, underwent open heart surgery.

 

Young Ollie at Toddler Soccer last week

Nearly three years on & Ollie is a walking testament to the skills & dedication of the surgical team at The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.  It is hardly surprising that the parents of children with heart defects in Northern Ireland are outraged following the publication of the Safe & Sustainable Review into pediatric congenital heart services in Northern Ireland which stated these very services that Ollie benefited from are SAFE, but not sustainable.  In essence, this report signals the closure of the Belfast service.  Removing this surgery from Belfast will mean that very ill babies, children & their families will be forced to travel hundreds of miles for specialist treatment as well as surgery.  This is why the local service must be retained…and we need your help to ensure this happens.

Coach Tim and ToddlerSoccer.Org supports ‘The Children’s Heartbeat Trust’ in their campaign to keep this service.  The Charities Executive Director, Sarah Quinlan says, “We are calling on Minister Edwin Poots to ensure the continued provision of heart surgery for babies & children at The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children in Belfast.  This is the time for local Ministers to take local decisions & resist a ‘one size fits all’ UK approach.  Our overriding position is that it is imperative that children’s heart surgery continues to be delivered at the hospital in Belfast.  There are options available which can safeguard the provision of heart surgery for children & babies in Northern Ireland, such as an all-Ireland network which retains a service in Belfast.” 

Bottom line, we need to ensure that the Health Minister, Mr Edwin Poots realises how important this service is to the children of Northern Ireland.  There is a link below which will take you direct to ‘The Children’s Heartbeat Trust’ website, here you can sign their e-petition & print a template letter which can be sent to your local politicians. Please, please take two minutes out of your day to ensure that the children of this country are not discriminated against because of where they are born.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Coach Tim
 
 
P.S. If you want to see the journey that Ollie & his parents took after his birth click here to watch their video.  With 3 kids of my own I was moved watching this – you will too.  Please sign the petition & get as many of your family & friends to do the same.  Share my blog post on Facebook & Twitter to raise awareness. 
 
P.P.S. It could be your child, grand child, niece, nephew, friend that requires urgent surgery…don’t ignore, click here now!

Can Anyone Support My Apprenticeship Scheme?

‘Around one in five young people in the UK are not in work, education or training. Youth unemployment costs the UK economy £10 million a day in lost productivity, while youth crime costs £1 billion every year. With this in mind we extend our experience to help offer opportunities to support the youth of today – help support me to make a difference!

TWSports.Org offers great opportunities to develop coaches

Over the past 7 years of running my business, TWSports.Org, I have always supported & provided opportunities for young coaches.  Many of these coaches are now working full time for me while some have secured jobs at the IFA.  Others are coaching in America & Australia!  I want an official Apprenticeship scheme set up that supports my business & offers paid qualifications for young coaches.

Over the years I have worked hand in hand with organisations like the Princes Trust & supported other young people.  I’m all for supporting & offering people second chances but my biggest frustration is there is limited support for those young, law abiding citizens from low income families.  If you do something stupid & find yourself on the wrong side of the law you will be generally offered your coaching licences for free or paid for but there doesn’t seem to have anything in place for other young people.

Below is an email I have sent to DEL along with the Jobs & Benefits Office.  Along with training young coaches I want my business to be recognised & also for my young coaches to have their qualifications paid for or part funded.  Or, if you are reading this & feel that you would like to sponsor my business to be able to offer this to young school leavers please get in contact.  Simply pick up the phone & dial, 07740120788 or email me.  Young people are the life blood of our future economy.  If we don’t support them or offer opportunities we are at fault.  Here is that email…

‘My name is Tim Wareing & I am a UEFA A Licence football coach.  I have been running my business, TWSports.Org, for 7 years & have developed many young coaches while winning awards.  I take developing young coaches very seriously along with developing young players.  Many coaches that I have helped develop & offer experience to now work at the IFA while some are now coaching full time in USA & Australia.  Others, I’m pleased to say, work full time for me.
I have had a number of requests for work experience & opportunities from young coaches.  I do of course, when possible, offer them experience & opportunity of a job free lance with ourselves.  What I would like is to link in with something official that supports my business while the student also receives a qualification that is recognized.
I left school with only 2 GCSE’s but went to Castlereagh College & achieved a NVQ Level 2 & 3 in travel & secured a full time position in my placement.  I enjoyed the experience of working 4 days a week along with the one day in tech to help secure a qualification.  Although after 10 years working in the same Travel Agent I was made redundant.  I then went about starting up my own business.
From that day I have coaches all over the world following me while I’ve also published 2 books that have sold in over 20 different countries.  The sessions I share on my You Tube channel have received over 110,000 views in the space of the past 6 months.
As I start to make an official apprenticeship scheme I would like the support & backing from recognized courses that offer qualifications along with on the job experience.  I can relate to so many young people leaving school not knowing what to do or those that lack an academic background but have a passion for sport.  Many people ask me what business degree & university I went to…I laugh & tell them I got 2 GCSE’s!
Would be great to talk to you in more detail.’
So come on, help support my scheme & get involved with something worthwhile.  Not only will you be helping young people develop through coaching, you will be playing your part in getting more young children playing sport & developing.  Contact me now to get involved.  You can watch one of our staff training events here & some of the fun we have.

TheSoccerStore.co.uk

We have linked up with The Soccer Store to review soccer equipment.  They are one of the leaders of providing top soccer equipment at affordable prices with a quality service to match.  My first batch of equipment arrived within 2 days – speedy delivery too!

The Kickster Football Goal

Set up in less than 2 minutes, light, portable but can withstand a rocket from Rooney! Kickster Goals are a unique innovation in training goals. They are portable & quick & easy to set up without the need for instructions

Kickster Goals are a unique innovation in training goals.  They are portable & quick & easy to set up without the need for instructions.  The poles on a Kickster goal are joined by elastic reducing set up time to just 2 minutes.  The Kickster goals are about half the weight of a normal portable goal & pack away in to a compact carry bag with shoulder strap.

In fact my 12 year old son was able to carry the goals with ease.  I was even able to put them up easy enough on my first attempt which was lucky as I was filmed doing so!  You can watch my video review here.

As a coach I have seen many goals & use many alternatives.  What I like about the Kickster goal is how light & easy to transport they are.  More importantly how quick they are to assemble at the same time of not losing the fun of hitting the back of the net.  They stand up to some pressure.  I drop kicked a few volleys & they managed to take the pressure (no jokes here about my shooting please!)

They come available in a number of sizes.  6 x 4 (perfect for a garden or young players), 8 x 5 & then 12 x 6 which is perfect for any age or small sided game.  The other option I liked was the combo unit whereby the goal came with a rebounder.

The rebounder is a great addition to any coaches collection of equipment to the child that wants to practice at home.  By adding an attachment to the bottom of the goal & swapping the netting you have the rebounder complete.  My son enjoyed using the rebounder to practice his keepie ups, touch & then playing a one-two with it before finishing with a volley into another goal!  I also demonstrated the use the rebounder has for goalkeepers.

This makes the ideal goals to use at the end of a training session or to take down to the park or beach.  Especially at this time of year when many goal posts come down these goals add more fun & professionalism to your session rather than jumpers for goal posts!

The goals are designed and manufactured by Quick Play Sport and tested to British Standards BS-EN71

To watch me put together the goal & the rebounder along with seeing my son use the goals from shooting to a game click here.

How to order…

To order your Kickster goal & coaching equipment simply contact The Soccer Store via website, email or phone call;

Web – www.thesoccerstore.co.uk

Email – uksales@thesoccerstore.co.uk

Phone – 01270 257892

We will be reviewing more coaching equipment from The Soccer Store over the coming months.  If you would like any item reviewed let us know!

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