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Yesterday evening our Community and Youth Academy Coaches travelled to Firhill Stadium to join the Thistle Weir Youth Academy & Community Coaches as they enjoyed a coach education Coerver coaching course.

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Joe Jones delivered the theory side of the course to all Morton and Thistle coaches giving a presentation on the background to Coerver Coaching.  Coerver is a football skills teaching method which is suited for all ages but especially for players aged 5-16 year olds of all abilities and their parents, coaches and teachers.  The method focuses on individual skills development and small group play.

The ultimate goal of the Coerver Coaching method is to; develop skilled, confident and creative players, make the game fun to practice and play, teach good sportsmanship and respect for all, value winning but not more than character and performance and finally to provide a safe and educational experience that meets best practice criteria.

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Throughout the year we aim to provide all coaches with my coach education courses and in-service sessions to ensure we are delivering parallel football coaching, and delivering the same messages to our young football players.

Tom Elliott, Community Engagement Manager commented “I was delighted with the turnout from both football clubs and a special mention must go to the young Partick Thistle players who were a credit to the football club. Coerver coaching is a programme that we are looking to include within our community and academy programmes.  It will be great to watch the coaches deliver the module content within our boys and girls programmes.”

Thank you to everyone who attended the course yesterday and to Joe Jones & James Brash from Coerver who delivered the course.

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