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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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