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Coerver® Coaching are delighted to launch the new Coerver® Partner Club programme which aims to provide professional support to grassroots clubs up and down the country. The Coerver® Partner Club programme covers a range of support to include coach education, player coaching and session planning with all areas being underpinned by a cutting edge, web based support platform.

A handful of carefully selected clubs have been chosen to pilot the first phase of the grassroots programme which will take place over the course of the 2013-14 season. Coerver® UK Director, Scott Wright travelled up to Hessle Sporting JFC in Hull last week to officially launch the Partner Club programme with a presentation to all club members (see below image with Rich Fisk & Damien Wright – Hessle Sporting JFC).

Scott Wright said “It has been well documented in the media that changes need to be made if we are to develop better coaches and subsequently players in this country. Over the last 3 years, we have been working on developing a support programme for clubs that we believe can help towards achieving this goal. We launched a pilot programme at Premier League Club, Stoke City FC during the 2011/12 season and we have been really happy with how things have gone moving into our third season at the club. Stoke City achieved EPPP Category 1 academy status at the start of last season and under the assessment criteria the club actually finished the third highest ranked academy in the country and we are really proud to have played a part in that process”.

“We are now very excited to be providing our new Partner Club programme to grassroots clubs and I believe that we can have a big impact on coach and player development at the clubs that we select to come into the programme. The range of support that we are providing has been put together from feedback from many clubs and coaches that we have engaged with in advance of the pilot grassroots programme launching. There were a number of common support areas that were highlighted by the majority of the people we spoke with and high on the list were coach education and session planning and these are two fundamental components of our Partner Club programme with both areas supported by a web based application that we have been developing for a number of years”.

“We will only be working with clubs and people that share the same long-term vision as ourselves, such as Hessle Sporting JFC, and there is a stringent process that clubs have to go through to be granted Coerver Partner Club status. This starts with the club hosting a Play Like The Stars Roadshow were we come to the club and spend the day working with all of the players and in the evening with the coaches and parents (see below image with Hessle JFC Players).

“In addition to the core components of the Partner Club programme, we will also be opening up our wider network to the clubs that we work with. This will include benefits such as free adidas training equipment for the club, access to discounted adidas boots for coaches and players and the oppurtunity to take part in training camps at some of the world’s leading clubs. To give an example, we travelled to AC Milan at Easter and have previoulsy visited clubs such as Real Madrid, Chelsea and Liverpool but to name but a few so the benefits of becoming a Coerver Partner Club go further than coach and player development. I’m sure that the total package we will be providing for selected clubs will give them a real point of difference in their local areas, both on and off the pitch”.

Scott added “I would like to thank everyone at Hessle Sporting JFC in Hull for being so hospitable during my visit and special thanks to Damien Wright & Rich Fisk for working so hard to make this happen. We are really looking forward to working with the club and with the assistance of Damien, Rich and new club chariman, Shane Appleby, I’m sure we will make a huge success of the programme”.

Hessle Sporting JFC Members Comments:

Kath Gay – Hessle Sporting JFC Parent
“The Coerver presentation was well delivered by Scott and the whole concept is fantastic. We are all really excited about the benefits it will bring to the club and can’t wait to get started”

Paul Riley – Hessle Sporting JFC Parent
“Our teams coach has been using Coerver with our players for the last 6 years and we are seeing the benefits that this method of coaching brings to our players, to get a partnership with Coerver takes us to the next level and is a fantastic opportunity for all at the club”

Rich Fisk – Hessle Sporting JFC Coach / Treasurer
“After lots of dialogue, hard work and effort Hessle Sporting are very excited to sign up to the Coerver Partner Club Programme. The benefits of using the Worlds No.1 Coaching method within the club will bring massive benefits to all of our coaches and players and will help us to raise our standards across the board. This will include producing more technical players and assisting the coaches with session planning & delivery. There will be benefits for all members of the club and this is a very exciting time for our club, the region and for English football”

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