Elite Soccer | Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series Volume 3 and 4

Coaching sessions written by Arsène Wenger, Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and 69 other professional coaches
- in two value for money books

2 books, 72 professional coaching plans

Dear Soccer Coach,

Training sessions written by the best soccer coaches in the best league in the world are now available in two new books.

All of these sessions, originally published in Elite Soccer magazine, are written by professional coaches from the English leagues.12 of the sessions come directly from English Premier League managers!

About Elite Soccer

Elite Soccer is published in partnership with the League Managers Association (LMA) representing all professional soccer managers in the English leagues. You cannot get sessions from the best coaches and managers in the English leagues anywhere else!

Elite Soccer helps thousands of ambitious coaches across the globe improve their performance and achieve new levels of success with their team. These two books will bring you and your team closer to the professionals – think of them as your golden ticket to the training grounds of the best clubs in the English Premier League.

How can I be sure these books 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).

Available in a format to suit you

These professional practice plans are available in print format for the first time 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.

What do I get?

  • 72 professional coaching sessions across two books(36 per book) from the biggest names in English soccer – keep reading for a complete list of the coaches featured.
  • Easy to follow, step-by-step explanations and colour illustrations showing you exactly what to do to recreate professional coaching sessions with your team.
  • An easy-to-use index that helps you identify the best session to solve your specific coaching problem.
  • A huge variety of sessions to keep your coaching fresh. You’ll get sessions on attacking, defending, possession, set pieces, goalkeeping and fitness. No more bored players!

Over 72 hours of professional coaching sessions in two volumes

Each comprehensive coaching session lasts around an hour – just like the pros themselves do.

So with Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series Volumes 3 and 4 in your library you’ve got over 72 hours of professional coaching sessions to choose from. It’s the variety and authority that you and your players demand from your coaching sessions.

Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series – Table of contents

The 72 sessions are split across two volumes as follows:

Volume 3

The lead session in Volume 3 comes from legendary Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger. Here is Arsène’s overview of his session in his own words:

“This is a session that incorporates quick combination passing, combined with intelligent decision-making.

This session is realistic to game situations, because it’s important to practice what we play and how we play. After all, we find that making practices challenging will help players work out situations quickly.”

Arsène Wenger - Arsenal

Arsène Wenger’s session is developed in 9 diagrams and we also show how this training session paid off for a Champions League goal against Barcelona.

The full contents list for Volume 3 – containing 36 sessions – is detailed below. Where clubs are listed, this is the coach’s club at the time of writing their session for Elite Soccer.

Manager/coach Club/Affiliation Session Name
Attacking Sessions
Kenny Dalglish Liverpool Attacking movement and interplay
Sam Allardyce West Ham United Overloads in attacking play
Sean Dyche Watford Attacking from crosses
Steve Cotterill Nottingham Forest Crossing and finishing
Mick Wadsworth Hartlepool United Forward thinking
Terry Brown AFC Wimbledon Breaking opposition lines
Ricky Sbragia Scotland U-17s Link-up combination play
Steve Darby Mohun Bagan Individual finishing
John Bilton LMA Ambassador The ‘box cross’
Sammy Mcllroy LMA Ambassador Crosses from danger zones:
Midfield and Full-Team Sessions
Arsène Wenger Arsenal Passing through the lines
Mick McCarthy Wolverhampton Wanderers Attacking and defending
in counter-attack situations
Steve Kean Blackburn Rovers Pressing in key areas
Neil Warnock QPR The confrontation line
Gus Poyet Brighton & Hove Albion Finding the free player
Darren Ferguson Peterborough United Rotation and movement
Lee Clark Huddersfield Town Rotational play
Martin Allen Notts County Rotational play in midfield
Steve Eyre Rochdale The 100 passes game
Dean Holdsworth Aldershot Town Support play and swapping roles
Aidy Boothroyd Northampton Town Decisive decision making
Jamie Pitman Hereford United Possession and support
Jim Cassell Manchester City Development without pressure
Graeme Jones Wigan Athletic Position specific possession
Darren Robinson LMA Ambassador Purposeful possession and switching
Defensive Sessions
Roberto Mancini Manchester City Decisive defending
Nigel Adkins Southampton Defending crosses
John Still Dagenham & Redbridge Defending as a zonal back four
Martin Ling Torquay United Defending in the final third
Goalkeeping Sessions
Gary Waddock Wycombe Wanderers Goalkeeping angles
Adrian Tucker Swansea City Keeper’s kicking drill:
Andy Leaning Leeds United Shot-stopping for keepers
Dave Beasant Glenn Hoddle Academy Angled shot stopping
Conditioning Sessions
Uwe Rösler Brentford Pre-season conditioning
Tom Little Huddersfield Town Possession keeper catch
Set Pieces
Mick McCarthy Wolverhampton Wanderers Free kick routine
Stephen Constantine Nea Salamina Corner kick routine

Volume 4

The lead session in Volume 4 comes from Champions League winning manager Carlo Ancelotti of Paris Saint-Germain. Here is Carlo’s overview of his session in his own words:

This session is based on tactical work, movement and patterns of play in the middle and attacking thirds.

It uses a 4-3-2-1 formation, and a system that has offered me great success at AC Milan, Chelsea and PSG.

We see the formation as particularly effective when constructing box-to-box passing moves.

The counter-attacking that we practice involves passing and receiving between the lines, well-timed movements and crossover runs and the exploitation of space behind the opposition.

At PSG we set up the progressions on neighbouring pitches.  This enables players to stay focused and maximises the sessions’s intensity.”

Carlo Ancelotti – Paris Saint-Germain

Carlo Ancelotti’s session is developed in 9 diagrams and we also show you real-life examples of teams he has picked in a 4-3-2-1 formation at both Chelsea and PSG.

The full contents list for volume 4 – featuring a further 36 sessions – is detailed below. Again, where clubs are listed, this was the coach’s club at the time they wrote their session for Elite Soccer.

Manager/coach Club/Affiliation Title
Attacking Sessions
Carlo Ancelotti Paris Saint-Germain Attacking movement in a 4-3-2-1 formation
Martin O’Neill Sunderland 1v1s through the middle
Brian McDermott Reading Variable crossing and finishing practise
Malky Mackay Cardiff City Striker combination and link play
Kenny Jackett Millwall Attacking in a 4-3-3 formation
Michael Appleton Portsmouth Counter-attack team shape in a 4-4-1-1
John Ward Colchester United Finishing under pressure
Colin Lee Notts County Forward runs and passes
Paul Sturrock Southend United Countering through your strikers
Mark McGhee Bristol Rovers Transition of counter-attack
Kevin Blackwell LMA Ambassador Close quarter finishing
Peter Jackson LMA Ambassador Finishing from crosses
David Unsworth LMA Ambassador Wide players and shape
Chris Sulley LMA Ambassador Attacking skills in the final third
Midfield and Full-Team Sessions
André Villas-Boas LMA Ambassador Possession Principles
Roberto Martinez Wigan Athletic The 1v1 situation
Paul Lambert Norwich City Developing Premier League players’ technique
Dougie Freedman Crystal Palace The defensive screen
Richie Barker Bury 1v1 attacking and defending
Nigel Clough Derby County Improving technical ability
Derek McInnes Bristol City Functional attacking plan
Russell Slade Leyton Orient Playing through the thirds
Noel Mitchell Northern Ireland Under-15s Girls Midfield rotation and forward movement
Phil Brown LMA Ambassador Picking the right pass forward
Keith Millen LMA Ambassador Quick combination play
Mark Robins LMA Ambassador Awareness and rotation
Mike Kelly LMA Ambassador Movement through midfield
Paul Peschisolido LMA Ambassador Creating space in midfield
Defensive Sessions
Dave Jones Sheffield Wednesday Defending as a back four unit
Phil Parkinson Bradford City Defending Positions
Jim Bentley Morecambe Defending in a 3-5-2 formation
Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra Preventing crosses
Kevin Nicholson Derby Country Defending in and around the penalty area
Goalkeeping Sessions
Eric Steele Manchester United Keeper match day warm-up
Neil Cutler Scunthorpe United Dedicated keeper session
Set Pieces
Paul Kee Northern Ireland Under-17s Defending corner kicks

You can choose either volume when you order today. Or why not take advantage of my special offer to get both volumes and make a great saving? Read on to learn more.

It’s more than just big name managers

The big names appearing in these books 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, there are no x’s or o’s in sight.

Take a look at this session from Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle to see exactly what we’ve done to make these books not only the most authoritative coaching resources you own, but also the easiest to use.

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 managers give you the main things to look out for.

Diagrams – The clearly laid out diagrams in Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series 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.

So, it costs thousands, right?

Wrong! These sessions are coaching gold–dust but we are able to offer them to you at a fantastically affordable price. From just £37, you can buy one book and if you buy both at once, prices start at just £67! Who else can offer you coaching sessions written by Ferguson, Moyes, Redknapp, McLeish, Hodgson, Holloway, Pardew and more for just £67? That is only 93p per session!

Think about everything else you spend to put your training sessions on. £67 is just a drop in the ocean but it can add more value to your sessions and produce more results for your team than any other coaching resource.

Money-back guarantee

Your purchase of Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series comes with my ‘no questions asked' money back guarantee, so your order is completely risk-free. In the unlikely event that you are not entirely satisfied with Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series, simply let me know within 30 days and I will give you a full refund. 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)
  • 12 sessions written by Premier League managers
  • Huge selection of tactics and techniques
  • Plans and practices written by the manager himself
  • 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

If you’ve ever wondered what top professional soccer managers do to bring out the best in their players, wonder no longer. Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series Volumes 3 & 4 give you everything you need to have a real impact on your players. Order Today!

Yours in football,

Kevin Barrow

James Evans

Editor, Elite Soccer: The Collectors' Series

PS – Elite Soccer: The Collectors’ Series is not available anywhere else. The sooner you order the sooner you benefit, so why wait! There is no risk and you will get match–winning advice at the click of a button…

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