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4 Decades of Youth Development: An Evening With Tony Carr MBE

01.04.22 at 06:30pm

Middlesex FA & The AFA are delighted to offer the following Coach Development Event in partnership with The Coaches Network.  Join us on Friday 1st April 2022 (6.30pm – 8.00pm) at Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, Greyhound Hill, Hendon, NW4 4BT as Tony Carr MBE, former Director of Youth Development at West Ham United F.C’s Youth Academy hosts a face to face evening on 4 Decades of Youth Development.

Questions this workshop will aim to answer:

  • What are the fundamentals in planning for seasonal and Long Term Player Development?
  • How do you identify and decide what the priorities are in a club/academy coaching programme?
  • In what ways can I help support individuals within the wider group context?
  • Who else can support me in doing so?

What can coaches expect to take away?

  • Some thinking and planning considerations to support coaches in planning a structured programme both with in and across phases.
  • Consideration and suggestion on how to cater for players are stand outs amongst the group 

Overview of the event: 

Tony Carr is one of the most influential coaches of all time. Having achieved his boyhood dream of signing with West Ham United in 1966 and training alongside the inimitable Bobby Moore, a leg break forced Carr to end his playing career before it had even begun. Not to be deterred, he decided to forge himself a new path and was appointed director of youth football at West Ham in 1973, aged just 23.

In this live discussion in partnership with The Coaches Network Podcast, we will explore the insights from over 4 decades of youth development with West Ham United and the challenges that can arise along the way in developing an effective youth development programme including the following:

  • Developing a seasonal programme of training
  • Supporting individuals in the wider group context 
  • How to keep things fresh and engaging over time

We will explore these areas through an interview style discussion followed by an opportunity for Q+A with our host and special guest Tony Carr in order to give you some food for thought to support you throughout the season, with some hints, tips and ideas for you to take away and try out with your own players.  For further details and to book your place via The Coaches Network, Click Here.