Elite Soccer | Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Set

Learn the Secrets of the World's Best Football Managers

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  • Sir Alex Ferguson will get your team to attack from the wings and shoot

  • Arsène Wenger will give you a fantastic session to master passing through the lines

  • Carlo Ancelotti will show you how to attack in a 4-3-2-1 formation

  • José Mourinho will show you how to organise an unbreakable defence

  • And this coaching set will give you 284 more advanced exclusive sessions from the world's best managers

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Learn the secrets of the world's best managers


Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Complete Set will reveal to you 288 essential sessions written by LMA members.

Every session is written exclusively for Elite Soccer thanks to our partnership with the LMA. Here are 36 out of 288:



Session Name

Attacking Sessions

Sir Alex Ferguson

Formerly: Manchester Utd.

Attacking wing play and shooting

Neale Cooper

Hartlepool United

Timing of runs for crosses

Martin Allen


Forward play in and around the box

Carl Fletcher

Plymouth Argyle

Attacking movement for your no.10

Terry Brown

LMA Ambassador

The end product

Lee Johnson

LMA Ambassador

The art of pinning

Steve Cooper


Movement in the final third

Paul Stephenson

LMA Ambassador

Improving attacking overloads

Gary Rowett

Burton Albion

Switching play


David Moyes


Segmented training spaces

Midfield and Full-Team Sessions

Chris Hughton

Norwich City

Fast passing affecting change of play

Tony Mowbray


Playing and receiving through the lines

Karl Robinson

MK Dons


Graham Turner

Shrewsbury Town

Movement and rotation

Dean Holdsworth

Aldershot Town

Support and changing places

Micky Mellon

Fleetwood Town

Small-sided games

Tommy Wilson


4-2-3-1 alternatives

Iain Brunskill

Blackburn Rovers

Passing functions

Kevin Thelwell


Developing build-up play through quick passing

Graham Mitchell

LMA Ambassador

Breaking lines in the attacking half

Kevin Blackwell

LMA Ambassador

Pressing as a unit

Simon Hollyhead


Tactical, physical and technical
position-specific training

Ian Baraclough

Sligo Rovers

Midfield rotation, forward play

Defensive Sessions

José Mourinho

Real Madrid

Defensive organisation

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United

Defending crosses

Dean Smith


Match-specific defending

Uwe Rosler


Defending techniques

Neal Ardley

AFC Wimbledon

Defending principles in units

Darren Sarll


Creating overloads in defence

Jimmy Bell


Defending shapes

Anthony Hudson

Bahrain Under-23s

Defending shape

Dylan Kerr

Khatoco Khanhhoa

Defending the box in the final third

Set Pieces

Tony Pulis

Stoke City

Attacking throws in the final third

Paul Hart

Charlton Athletic

Zonal marking from corners

Kevin Nicholson

Exeter City

Free-kick routines

Graham Westley

Preston North End

Defending Set plays


How can l be sure these manuals are right for me?

Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series gives you training sessions conducted by managers at the highest levels of the game so they are not for everyone.


If you're coaching your local U7 team these books aren't for you.


But if you're one of the following, Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series is going to be just what you need:

  • - Professional coach – senior team.
  • - Professional coach – academy team.
  • - Semi-professional coach
  • - College coach.
  • - Aspiring coach (3-5 years experience).

Still not sure? Try out the Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Set and if it's not for you - I will give your money back, no questions asked.


Available in a format that works for you

These professional practise plans are available in print or as PDFs


If you are the kind of coach who wants a complete catalogue of professional coaching sessions, order the print format and take it to every training session - you'll always have a session you can use to coach a particular skill or match scenario. Or perhaps you like to plan ahead and pick out individual sessions for a training exercise; in that case the PDF format will be perfect for you.


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Why you cannot get sessions from Elite Soccer anywhere else

Elite Soccer is published in partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA), the body representing all professional football coaches in the English leagues. You cannot get plans from these coaches anywhere else!


Elite Soccer helps thousands of ambitious coaches across the globe improve their team's performance and now your players can achieve new levels of proficiency with Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Set.


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It's also incredibly easy to use

The big names appearing in these manuals make them unique. But if the best manager in the world gave you a session plan that you couldn't understand it would be worthless.

That's why we've spent so much time making sure you can understand every word – even if English isn't your first language!


We also invest in the best quality illustrations going. Hi-resolution and full colour makes it useful and great to look at.

Take a look at this session from Elite Soccer The Collectors' Series Set to see exactly what we've done to make our sessions as easy to use as possible.


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Session overview
- The manager tells you what the session is about, why they use it, and often when they will use it (“We do this on a Tuesday”). They also try to relate it to a passage of play you might have seen on tv or could find on the internet to see the pay-off in a match.

Set-up - Tells you what you'll need to run the session. But don't worry, the sessions in Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series don't require any specialist equipment. Cones, bibs, goals and balls are pretty much all you'll ever need.

Getting started - Tells you everything you need to know to get the session going.

The coach - Never heard of the coach providing the session? Find out about his coaching history. Be confident that you can trust the sessions from these high profile managers and coaches.

Progression - Explains how you can move the session on and adapt it. Every team has different requirements, make the session work for yours by increasing or decreasing the difficulty.

Match situations - Even the professionals like to end the training session with a game. This part makes sure your end game is reinforcing the session's key points.


Technical/tactical considerations - Analyse what your players are doing well, and where there is room for improvement. The coaches give you the main things to look out for.

Diagrams - The clearly laid out diagrams in Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Set enable you to easily visualise the sequence of movements involved in each drill.

Key - Is that a pass or a player run? Avoid any confusion with an explanation of the graphics used on the diagrams, making even complicated learning scenarios easy to follow. You'd be amazed how many coaching books miss this vital element that makes the sessions so much easier to understand.


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It sounds great, but how much?

These plans may be straight from coaches at top professional clubs but thanks to our partnership with the LMA, we are able to offer them to you at a fantastically affordable price. And you will get a free postage and packaging.


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What format should you choose?

PDF offers rapid delivery and can be opened on any PC, Mac or mobile device. PDF readers are completely free and come pre-installed on all modern computers so you don't need any technical knowledge. These manuals can be easily read on your iPhone or Android or even your iPad. Get your PDF copy here.


Printed version is perfect for keeping in your kit bag - you'll have a library of proven coaching sessions at your fingertips wherever you are. The durable plastic front and back covers ensure your manual doesn't get damaged by the rain and allows you to wipe away any mud without fuss. The spiral binding means you can keep the manual open on the page you want even in the strongest winds. And you can hold it one hand leaving your other hand free for your whistle, stopwatch or cup of hot coffee! Get your Printed copy here


PDF + Printed gives you the best of both worlds. It combines the benefits of a printed book with the accessibility of a PDF e-book. You get twice the benefits and save 40% with this set. The excellent value of our print and PDF option can't be beaten giving you more versatility and more bang for your buck. Get your PDF + Printed Set here.



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You have nothing to lose when you purchase Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series today.

Order today for the following:

  • - Coaching books that offer you 72 professional sessions (36 per book)
  • - Huge selection of tactics and techniques
  • - No observed sessions or recycled content
  • - All sessions delivered at professional clubs
  • - At–a–glance session overview
  • - High definition illustrations
  • - Step–by–step instructions
  • - Tactical and technical explanations
  • - Your choice of print or PDF format
  • - Secure payment by credit card or PayPal


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Proof that this works?

Here's what coaches like you say about Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series manuals:



Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series has quality sessions from top coaches all over the world and is a good reference for centre of excellence coaches like me. It has given me access to new sessions and ideas and is a quick tool to use for a session if I am stuck for time preparing the night before my training.


I have recommended Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series to other coaches at my club Accrington Stanley FC.”


- Ian Fletcher, Coach, Under 16's Centre of Excellence, Accrington Stanley FC, UK



“When I first started looking at Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series I was a bit skeptical of the price.  I had already been receiving the magazine via email. I soon found out that it was a great purchase. I have been using several different sessions with my boys team. Not only do they think it is cool that the EPL clubs use it they really enjoy the work outs.  


I consistently use Owen Coyle's "Preparing the Back Four" session. My defense has a better understanding of where they need to be and the decisions they need to make. It also includes field players and a goalie which sometimes is a chore to fit into your practice session. I have both the hard copy for my bookshelf and the software copy (PDF) for printing and using to plan practice sessions. I would highly recommend this to any coach. Your kids will think #1 it is cool that they are practicing like the pros and #2 it is fun and lastly it will make putting your session together much quicker .”


- Joshua Hanley, Head Coach Boys Varsity Soccer Mayer Lutheran High School, UK



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You have nothing to lose when you buy this ultimate Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series Set today.

So get it now and learn the secrets behind modern football.

Yours in football,

James Evans

Editor, Elite Soccer.



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