Monthly Archives: September 2013

PFT Player Receives First Semester Report at Barcelona

Pro Football Training have been following the progress of young PFT Player Zak Gilsenan since he left Perth last year.  Zak has just received his first semester report from his coach at Barcelona’s FCB Escola Academy.

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

PFT Goalkeeper Program

Pro Football Training are delighted to announce that we have secured the expertise of Aleks Vrteski as a Specialist Goalkeeping Coach.

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Favourite Links

Please see below some of our favourite websites.

 

Coaching

FFA National Curriculum

www.insidesoccer.com

www.thecoachingmanual.com

www.soccerspecific.com

www.billbeswick.com

www.uefa.com/trainingground

www.worldclasscoaching.com

General

www.thesoccerlounge.com

www.bbc.co.uk/football

www.a-league.com.au

www.perthglory.com.au

www.footballwa.net

www.thepfa.net.au

www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/

www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/

www.scotsman.com/football

Governing Bodies

www.fifa.com

www.uefa.com

www.the-afc.com/en/home

www.footballaustralia.com.au

www.footballwest.com.au

www.scottishfa.net

www.thefa.com

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Video of the Week

2012 - Term 3 - Week 10

Nick Levitt, FA National Development Manager

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/VE-31TyvltQ&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/VE-31TyvltQ&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

2012 - Term 3 - Week 9

Bounce Author Matthew Syed on Preparing for the Olympics

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/AibWrCkYVk&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/AibWrCkYVk&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2012 - Term 3 - Week 8

Why do we make Kids play like adults?

32ft Goal

BBC presenter Mike Bushell donned his goalkeeping gloves at the launch of the initiative this week, keeping net in a 32ft wide and 9ft tall goal. It is designed to give adults a perspective on how daunting a full-size goal is to a young player.

2012 - Term 3 - Week 1

Bounce by Matthew Syed

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/I1K6bOG8mj8&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/I1K6bOG8mj8&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2012 - Term 1 - Week 3

The legendary Ice Hockey Superstar, Wayne Gretzky

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/N4_jPZIqc9M&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/N4_jPZIqc9M&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

2012 - Term 1 - Week 2

Newcastle United's Neil Winskill talks about the importance of Player Conduct during our 2011 Tour.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/LWj3yXe2R8Q&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/LWj3yXe2R8Q&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

2012 - Term 1 - Week 1

Newcastle United's Neil Winskill presents during our 2011 Tour.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/6Jdsi4x5OiA&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/6Jdsi4x5OiA&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2011 - Term 3 - Week 2

Zinedine Zindane in Training

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/2wSQroR8nQk&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/2wSQroR8nQk&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2011 - Term 3 - Week 1

Ray Winstone introduces the FA Respect Campaign.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/0A-pTcP9CjE&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/0A-pTcP9CjE&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2011 - Term 2 - Week 9

Some words of wisdom from the great Guus Hiddink

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/WAF9EOOidz0&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/WAF9EOOidz0&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2011 - Term 2 - Week 7

Barcelona produced one of the best team performances ever seen.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/zkYQTtdgVAI&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/zkYQTtdgVAI&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

2011 - Term 1 - Week 4

Thomas Jebb showcases his style whilst reading Soccer International.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/mEhbOi9mFN8&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/mEhbOi9mFN8&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

Term 4 - Week 10

Brian McClair and John Cook from Manchester Utd tell us what qualities they look for in a player. 24/7 Football!

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/TZm8IJ-7ZYE&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/TZm8IJ-7ZYE&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

Term 4 - Week 9

Arsene Wenger talks about making the Complete Player, TIM - Talent, Intelligence, Motivation.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/705Il99m4Ag&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/705Il99m4Ag&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

Term 4 - Week 8

An insight into the life of an American University Soccer Team, this is taken from Mark's former College, Lyn University.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/fdEVhgtWmEU&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/fdEVhgtWmEU&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

Term 4 - Week 5

New PFT Coach Daniel Cappellaro launches his PFT Career in style.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/ZCwSZVCrBWg&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZCwSZVCrBWg&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Testimonials

Since launching Pro Football Training in August 2009 we have had some wonderful letters, emails and phone calls from parents, players, coaches and teachers regarding the work we do.

 

Here are a few of the thousands we have so far received.....

 

We and the boys really want to thank you for all you do and the boys love coming to your sessions.  It is so much more than just soccer!  They really feel part of a community, have made great friends and love the game in such a comfortable but productive environment. The boys love being part of PFT!
 
It has been a great pleasure to meet you. I have seen many coaches in Europe,USA  and here, but it is fair to say that you are among the most professional coaches I have met so far. Wish you both all the best and thanks for doing what you do for kids because my sons love to be part of your program

 

It is so refreshing to hear positive comments about his attitude and soccer skills rather than negative comments about his size!!

 

The street 4's were once again brilliant and so much fun had by so many players and their families, was brilliant guys, well done. It was so good seeing one or 2 pft players with 3 newbies, different levels of ability, different kit but all had the same big smile before, during and after, you are truly amazing, and we appreciate you and what you do very much.

 

Not only have you been an outstanding contributor to his skills development, you are exactly the energetic, fair, encouraging and positive role models that I would want my son to aspire to be. It actually brings me so much joy to watch how wonderfully you communicate with the players and how they respond in kind with so much enthusiasm and discipline for such young people.

 

I've been meaning to drop you an email for a while to thank you sincerely for being such a great mentor for him He respects and admires you and you have re-ignited his enthusiasm after these past two difficult years.

 

Thanks to you both for running such a fabulous holiday clinic-the boys were on a high when they got home & couldn't wait to get outside & practice their new tricks. I was impressed with how you handled the children's attention & motivated them to have a go & do their best. It was fantastic to watch. See you in the near future.

 

First and foremost I have to commend both of you on the  great atmosphere you guys created during the 3 day clinic. I could tell that all the boys had a great time & the thing I love most is the fact that the attention was focused on having fun and learning great training at the same time.

 

Thanks again for coaching our son, as you know he absolutely loves your clinics! He gets so much from them and not just in terms of football, his whole drive and enthusiasm for life is boosted (which for a 12yr old boy is amazing!!)

 

Our goal is for all children who attend a Pro Football Training session to have football as a positive part of their lives for many years.

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Diego Maradona

Maradona

He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time and played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell's Old Boys, setting world-record contract fees. In his international career, playing for Argentina, he earned 91 caps and scored 34 goals.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/jtMwqqS8vcI&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/jtMwqqS8vcI&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

He played in four FIFA World Cup tournaments, including the 1986 tournament, where he captained Argentina and led them to their victory over West Germany in the final, winning the Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player. In that same tournament's quarterfinal round, he scored both goals in a 2–1 victory over England that entered football history, though for two different reasons. The first goal was via a handball known as the "Hand of God", while the second goal was a 60 m mazy dribble past six England players which was voted "The Goal of the Century".

Check out our PFT Trix n Movez dedicated to Maradona.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/ZPD6cBLIlpE&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/ZPD6cBLIlpE&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Pele

Pele

He is the all-time leading scorer of the Brazil national football team and is the only footballer to be a part of three World Cup-winning squads. His nickname is “King”, he played for Santos and New York Cosmos and is regarded as the greatest player of all time.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/mCJBXfKtOiM&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/mCJBXfKtOiM&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

Check out our PFT Trix n Movez dedicated to Pele.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/oS29vYn8VVY&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/oS29vYn8VVY&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

George Best

Best

Georgie Best was a Northern Irish professional football player, best known for his years with Manchester United. He was a winger whose game combined pace, acceleration, balance, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to beat defenders.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/jYU0KsGLuxE&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/jYU0KsGLuxE&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">
In 1968 he won the European Cup with Manchester United, and was named the European Footballer of the Year. When fit, he was an automatic choice for the Northern Ireland team, but he was unable to lead them to the World Cup qualification, despite being capped 37 times and scoring nine goals.

Check out our PFT Trix n Movez dedicated to George Best.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/ys16nLRg6gI&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/ys16nLRg6gI&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

Copyright © 201

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Rivelino

Rivelino

He was famous for his thunderous long-range free kicks, excellent long passes, quick thinking and distinct way of controlling the ball. He also invented a football move called the "flip flap", famously copied by Ronaldinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years. He is widely regarded as one of the most graceful football players ever, and among the best midfielders of his generation.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/zuir7PwfovM&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/zuir7PwfovM&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">
Rivelino started as a futsal player before playing for Corinthians and Fluminese in Brazil. He won the World Cup with Brazil in 1970 and was nicknamed "O Rei do Parque" (King of the Park).

Check out our PFT Trix n Movez dedicated to Rivelino.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/YlnIqigHTgA&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/YlnIqigHTgA&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|

Zinedine Zidane

Zidane

He is widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of football. Zidane played for Juventus and Real Madrid and was the captain of the French national team.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/LhcM4WP2cTc&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/LhcM4WP2cTc&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

He won the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship. After a brief international retirement, he returned to the national team in 2005 and captained France to the 2006 World Cup Final where he won the Golden Ball as the tournament's most outstanding player.

Check out our PFT Trix n Movez dedicated to 'Zizou'.

Dim lights Embed http://www.youtube.com/v/N4At2s9bITE&hl=en&fs=1" title="JoomlaWorks AllVideos Player">http://www.youtube.com/v/N4At2s9bITE&hl=en&fs=1">" readonly="readonly" type="text">

 

September 2nd, 2013|Uncategorised|