Coaching sessions written by José Mourniho, David Moyes, Harry Redknapp 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 fromt he 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 l 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 practise 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 l 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 5

The lead session in Volume 5 comes from legendary Real Madrid manager José Mourinho. Here is José’s overview of his defensive organisation session in his own words:

The organisation of this session is simple – little equipment is required. The complexity comes through the fundamentals of team tactics, but this session offers a strict template on which we can build.

The session is about defensive organisation, and specifically two points: depth control and double marking. We examine distances and movement between defenders in protecting against attacking crosses arriving from the flanks.

With practice, defenders will be able to follow a set of processes of recognising the threat, positioning accordingly, then dealing with the danger.

José Mourinho - Real Madrid

José Mourinho‘s session is developed in 8 diagrams looking at facets of defending including defensive areas, depth control and when to press.

The full contents list for Volume 5 - 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.



Session Name

Attacking Sessions

Steve Clarke

West Bromwich Albion

Penalty box session

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

Volume 6

The lead session in Volume 6 comes from QPR manager Harry Redknapp. Harry's session explains how he prepared his QPR side for a vital Barclays Premier League match away to then UEFA Champions League holders Chelsea on January 2 2013.

We knew our main problem would be countering Chelsea's shape, specifically the runs from Juan Mata, Ramires and Frank Lampard - players who break at extreme pace.

In addition, they are a team who like to play out from the back, pushing their full-backs on to create genuine width.

This gives their wide players freedom, with Mata, Eden Hazard and Victor Moses potentially deadly in those positions.”

Harry Redknapp - QPR

Harry Redknapp's session enabled his team to restrict Chelsea to just one clear-cut goalscoring chance in the entire match. At the other end, Shaun Wright-Phillips's 78th-minute goal secured victory and shows how you can come out on top against sides with more gifted players.



Session Name

Attacking Sessions

Malky Mackay

Cardiff City


Gordon Strachen


Attacking using direct central passing

Neil Lennon


Counter-attacking masterclass

Neil Warnock

Leeds UTD

Quick movement in the final third

Mark Robins

Huddersfield Town

Crossing and finishing

Dean Smith


Playing with splict strikers

Mark Yates

Cheltenham Town

Reoraganising for the second phase of crossing

Nigel Worthington

York City

Diamond shooting game

Alan Irvine


Blind side runs

Bobby Davidson

LMA Ambassador

Technical passing & finishing

Paul Buckle

LMA Ambassador

Block and counter from halfway

Michale Johnson

Birmingham City

Attacking with the spare man

Midfield and Full-Team Sessions

Alan Pardew

Newcastle United

Playing forward in a 4-3-3

Harry Redknapp and Joe Jordan


How to beat the Champions League Winners

Nigel Clough

Derby County

Switching play

Lee Clarke

Birmingham City

Exploiting overloads

David Flitcroft


Playing through the thirds with your no.10 as a playmaker

Stuart Gray

Sheffield Wednesday

Mastering possession

Steve Davis and James Collins

Crewe Alexandra

The moving screen

Wayne Burnett

Dagenham & Redbridge

Playing through midfield

Jim Bentley


Build-up play in a 4-3-3

Neil McDonald

West Ham United

Perfecting the 4-3-3 formation

Gregg Broughton

Norwich City

Developing the next Zidane

David Pleat

LMA Ambassador

Movement without the ball

Matthew Bishop

LMA Ambassador

Movement to recieve the ball

Defensive Sessions

Paul Lambert

Aston Villa

Defensive dexterity

Joe Dunne

Colchester United

Defending the phases from crosses

Nicky Eaden

Leicester City

Defending when overloaded

Jamie Hoyland

Sheffield United

The dedicated defence

Steve Harrison

LMA Ambassador

Developing defenders' confidence

Fitness & Goalkeeping session

Kevin Nicholson

Cardiff City

Pre-season fitness plan

James Russell


Post-match recovery session

Richie Barker

Crawley Town

Crossing for keepers

Graham Turner and Gavin Ward

Shewsbury Town

Keeping goal from crosses

Available in a format to suit you

These professional practice plans are available in print format 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.

You can also now access your PDFs on an iPhone or iPad, so you can use them at training straight away!

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 Elite Soccer to see exactly what we’ve done to make our sessions as easy to use as possible.

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 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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