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Coerver® Coaching West Midlands are delighted to announce that Performance Academy member Vinnie Dwyer, has signed a new 2 year contract at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Vinnie attends the Performance Academy in Coventry to supplement the work he does within his professional academy environment.

Following the news, Vinnie’s parents Conor & Lisa said Since Vinnie has attended Coerver we can see a great development in his technical side which is the main reason he attends Coerver. For us as parents, more importantly, we see the Vinnie really enjoying himself and being allowed to express himself with encouragement from all the coaches. Vinnie’s coach, Luke, has been especially supportive of Vinnie both on and off the training pitch which we are incredibly grateful for”.

Marc Campbell, Foundation Phase Lead Coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers recognised the work Vinnie has been doing at Coerver® “Vinnie has developed his technical ability massively over the last 12-18 months which I believe has been due to his development within the academy programme and the additional work that he has been doing with Coerver. Vinnie has continued to develop his ability to manipulate the ball with both feet comfortably in unopposed and opposed situations well and I believe this has increased due to the additional work he has been doing with Coerver”.

Marc added “Vinnie has been keen to feedback to his team mates and coaches about his experiences with Coerver® and was over the moon about being invited to visit Real Madrid (something that every player dreams about) and really enjoyed the time that he spent in Spain. Vinnies application and positive attitude to combine his academy training programme with his Coerver work has no doubt been beneficial to him over his last 18 months with us and I was delighted to offer him another contract with the football club for a further two years”.

Vinnie (Pictured with Real Madrid Castilla player Javier Noblejas) spoke of the signing “I have signed for a further 2 years with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, with the coaches mentioning my hard work and commitment as some of the reasons I’ve been given the contract. A special mention was given to my technical improvement and how they felt my time with Coerver Coaching has really helped me develop that side of my game. I feel Coerver has helped me socially, physically and technically and it’s a great addition to the great coaching I get with my academy, Wolves”.

Coerver® Coaching West Midlands Performance Academy Manager and Vinnie’s Performance Academy Coach Luke Cheyne was delighted to hear of Vinnie’s news “Vinnie epitomises the type of mindset that has allowed him to continue to progress, on and off the pitch. Vinnie is always keen to understand his strengths and areas for improvement, and off his own back, always requests continuous feedback in regards to this”.

Luke added “His consistent hard work, determination and passion for ensuring no stone goes un-turned in terms of his development as a young player, has seen him improve all aspects of his games whilst involved in the Coerver Programme. He has now begun to develop not only his technical ability with both feet, but also the tactical awareness off the ball. Without a shadow of a doubt, a bright future lies ahead for Vinnie providing he continues his excellent work rate. He is a credit to himself. Well done Vinnie”.

Scott Wright, UK Director Coerver® Coaching said “The concept behind Performance Academy is to give players a professional level of support both on and off the pitch. We have different levels of ability within the programme which are all catered for, the big requirement for us is that the players need to want to learn and work hard while they are with us but also while they are at home. We have had enormous success in terms of players progressing to professional clubs from our programme in the UK which is testament to the fantastic work that the staff here have done and continue to do and of course the application of the players and the commitment of the parents, it really is a team effort”.

Scott added “Vinnie is a prime example of a young player who has worked extremely hard and has benefitted immensely from the environment that we provide here at Performance Academy. Vinnie profited hugely from the Coerver UK PRO Tour whereby 60 Performance Academy players were given the opportunity to travel to Spain and train at the world famous Real Madrid training centre. We wish Vinnie luck in the next part of his football education with Wolverhampton Wanderers and I’m sure if he continues to apply himself in the way he has with us, he will do well”.

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Coerver® Coaching UK delivered the first Youth Diploma 1 course of 2015 at Stoke City FC on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2015 which proved to be a big hit with attendees.

The course, which was launched in 2011, and delivered in association with global partner adidas® and presenting partner FourFourTwo magazine, was the first to take place under the newly structured Coerver® Coach Education pathway which now covers three levels to include the Coerver® Coaching Intro course, Youth Diploma 1 and Youth Diploma 2.

55 coaches from both grassroots and professional levels of the game travelled from all over the UK and Europe to spend 2 days working under the expert guidance of Coerver® Coaching co-founder, Alf Galustian who delivered a series of theory and practical based sessions.

Coaches also had the opportunity to take part in the adidas® miCoach Smart Ball Power challenge which was won by coach Glenn Thornton with a shot recorded at 70 MPH.

The final practical session of the day saw Coerver® UK Director, Scott Wright deliver a session with Stoke City FC’s U11 ATC players allowing the course attendees to see how the information they had learned over the weekend from a coach education perspective could be applied to a live player session.

Scott said of the course “We are really happy with how our first Youth Diploma 1 course went and the feedback we have had from attendees has been tremendous. I would like to thank everyone that made this such a great course. Stoke City were fantastic hosts as always and it was great to work with such open minded, committed coaches during the two days”.

Scott added “Our next course in London at Fulham FC next weekend sold out a number of weeks ago and our final course in Birmingham in a couple of weeks’ time now only has a handful of places remaining so if you want to attend a Youth Diploma 1 course this year in England make sure to book ASAP”.

2015 Youth Diploma 1 – Stoke Attendee Feedback

Anthony Derbyshire @DarbyAnt
Have to say the @CoerverUK youth diploma course is one of the best I’ve been on @coerveralf @CoerverLC thanks guys #alwayslearning

Neil Antrobus @AntrobusN
@CoerverCoaching @coerveralf Thanks for a great two days #detail #informative #creative #learning

Aaron Duce @aaronduce
Having done quite a few coaching courses I have to say that @CoerverCoaching is the best! And have a great instructor in @coerveralf

Harmony Row 2003′s @HarmonyRow2003
Very informative weekend spent with @CoerverUK  @stokecity academy completing #YouthDiploma looking forward to #YouthDiploma2 next month

Mark Price @high5sportsuk
Coerver Youth Diploma. World Class coaching from @coerveralf & team, superb drills & progressions. Highly recommend

Jon Whittingham @JonWhittingham
A good weekend spent in Stoke on @CoerverUK #youthdiploma . Some new ideas to think about & integrate to my coaching. Very worthwhile course

Paul Higgins @Higgo10
@CoerverUK @coerveralf @ProPlayerDev #youthdiploma #skillsrevolution could listen to Alf talk all day great course!

Alan Thompson @Thompa_1972
End of a cracking weekend @CoerverUK – highly recommend the course. #skillsrevolution #youthdiploma

Luke Hirst @LukeHirst11
Fantastic 2days at @stokecity with @CoerverUK can’t wait for #YouthDiplomaTwo @FulhamFC next month #SkillsRevolution

Marc Clemas @clemo_1973
Coerver Youth Diploma gr8 course gr8 coaching #thewayforward

thomas allman @tomallman1993
Great 2 days in Stoke on @CoerverUK brilliant course.
Plenty of session for @flinttownjfc @flintacademy

Pete Whitehouse @Thespecialone81
@CoerverUK totally absorbed by the knowledge on show this weekend, plus I got to meet this legend @coerveralf

Michael Rutherford @MikeRutherford
@CoerverUK #YouthDiploma1 @coerveralf #SkillsRevolution #PersonalDevelopment thanks for a top weekend!!

Richard Simpson @simoblimp
Coerver youth diploma Stoke, learned so much useful stuff. Thanks. Definitely recommend. @CoerverUK @coerveralf

Stephen Grant Conway @Tiki_Ta_KAKA
@CoerverUK Excellent Youth Diploma course. I just wish it had lasted all week! Thank you all. Ps – come further north :) #skillsrevolution

Glenn Thornton @GlennThornton5
@hunsletfootball @HunsletClub @CoerverUK @coerveralf youth diploma 1 completed. Brilliant weekend of learning!!!!

James Parry @JimGrimmy
Made up to attend the @CoerverUK Stoke course! Highly recommended to anybody involved in youth dev. Superb course

Danny Rush @DannyRush81
@CoerverUK exceptional 2 day course #BetterCoaching #BetterPlayers really impressed and learnt a great deal @coerveralf #Inspirational

Paul Higgins @Higgo10
@CoerverUK @coerveralf @CoerverLC thanks to all the coerver team brilliant 2 days of learning would recommend to every coach @ProPlayerDev

Tomasz Wasylik @TomaszWasylik
@CoerverUK really enjoyed both days. Learn ta lot now time to deliver new things to my team… Thanks ! #YouthDiploma

Tom Reeves @TomReeves89
Great @CoerverUK Youth Diploma course with @AntrobusN would recommend to any aspiring coach. Certainly got me thinking! #SkillsRevolution

Anthony Derbyshire @DarbyAnt
@CoerverUK @whalleyjuniorfc Youth Diploma complete great course.

Additional photos from our Youth Diploma 1 course at Stoke City FC can be found on our Facebook page at

2015 Youth Diploma 1 – Course Dates

London – SOLD OUT
Dates: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2015
Time: 09:30 – 16:30 (Both days)
Venue: Fulham FC, Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6PT

Dates: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2015
Time: 09:30 – 16:30 (both days)
Venue: Birmingham City FC, 300 Redhill Road, Kings Norton, B38 9EJ
Accommodation: Westmead Hotel, Redditch Road, Hopwood, Birmingham, B48 7AL
Hotel Contact Details: Tel: 0121 445 1202 / Web:

(This is the nearest hotel to the training facility, to be booked & paid for separately by each attendee if required)

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With innovative technology becoming ever increasingly introduced to football to improve performance, Coerver® Coaching have teamed up with adidas® miCoach and Chelsea FC to work on a new series of training videos for the adidas® miCoach Smart Ball.

Coerver® CEO Jimmy Galustian and UK Director Scott Wright travelled to the Chelsea FC training centre in Cobham, Surrey and worked with players from the Premier League champions U16 squad. The young stars were put through a series of practices working on penalty kicks, free kicks, corner kicks & goal kicks using the Smart Ball & App to analyse their performance.

The miCoach smart ball’s unique built-in sensor can tell you everything you need to know about your kick and provides instant feedback on power, spin, strike and trajectory.

Along with this information, exclusive tips and guidance are provided to help the user get the most from their game with all performance data being fed back the miCoach Smart Ball app.

Coerver® UK Director, Scott Wright said “It’s great to be working with adidas miCoach again having been involved in the Smart Ball launch event during the build up to the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley. We have also contributed to the development of the Smart Ball and the App and  having the opportunity to use this technology to work with some of the top youth talent in the country with Chelsea’s U16 players at Cobham was fantastic”.

“From a player development perspective, this is a fantastic tool to use for working on striking the ball in different situations. The performance analysis data that is generated from each action includes slow motion video footage of the strike combined with the power, spin, trajectory and ball strike zone information”.

“This data is relayed pretty much instantly through the app and provides both the player and the coach with information that is impossible to identify with the naked eye”.

Scott added “Currently the technology only works when the ball is hit while still but is being developed to work when the ball is moving. I’m sure we will start to see this being used within professional matches for both in game TV analysis and player performance data in the not too distant future”.

“We have taken delivery of some adidas miCoach Smart Balls and will be using them for a skill challenge on our 2015 Youth Diploma courses in England as well as our Whitsun Performance Academy holiday clinics which I’m sure will be very interesting for those that take part”.

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Coerver® Coaching UK are delighted to announce that the up-coming Youth Diploma 1 course in London at Fulham FC, in association with global partner adidas® and presenting partner FourFourTwo magazine, on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2015 has sold out.

This follows on from the course at Stoke City FC, which takes place this weekend, selling out last month which leaves only the course at Birmingham City FC on Sat 13th & 14th June 2015 with remaining places.

Coerver® Coaching UK Director, Scott Wright said “We are once again delighted to be putting the sold out signs up for our 2015 Youth Diploma 1 course at Fulham FC. This follows on from the first course of our Youth Diploma season at Stoke City FC this weekend also selling out well in advance”.

“Our London courses are always the ones that attract attendees from overseas and we have ten non UK countries being represented on this up-coming course which really highlights the demand for knowledge in the Coerver programme not only here in the UK but across the world”.

Scott added “There is now only one Youth Diploma course with availability in England during the summer which takes place in Birmingham the week after the London date and we fully expect that this course will also be sold out within the next week or so. If you intend on taking part in the Youth Diploma 1 course in England this year, you will have to book quickly to guarantee your place”.

Coerver® Youth Diploma 2015 Course Information

Stoke (Sold Out)
Dates: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2015
Venue: Stoke City FC Academy, Dennis Viollet Avenue, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4TN

London (Sold Out)
Dates: Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th June 2015
Venue: Fulham FC, Motspur Park, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 6PT

Birmingham (Places Very Limited)
Dates: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th June 2015
Venue: Birmingham City FC, 300 Redhill Road, Kings Norton, B38 9EJ

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