NEW CONTENT: Our latest LMA Masterclass...

Have you seen the LMA Masterlcass series on The Coaching Manual? We've got a lot to shout about.

Apr 22nd 2021

Written by The Coaching Manual

Thanks to our partnership with the League Managers Association, we are able to bring you a whole host of Masterclass sessions featuring some of the biggest names in coaching.

This week we announced the latest Masterclass, delivered by Aitor Karanka, and wanted to take the chance to look back over at some of the fantastic LMA sessions that are hosted on The Coaching Manual.

  • Rene Meulensteen
    Former Manchester United head coach and current Socceroos Assistant Manager Rene Meulensteen coaches players how to change the rhythm, use combinations play and switch play to create goal-scoring opportunities.
  • Steve McClaren
    League Cup, Eredivisie title winner, and Ex-England Steve McClaren puts on a playing out from the back masterclass to help teams that want to play a possession-based footballing style.
  • David Moyes
    In this masterclass session delivered by West Ham United manager David Moyes, we explore the reason for pressing and the technical, tactical components of pressing individually and as a team.
  • Dean Smith
    Premier League manager and League Cup finalist Dean Smith coaches the Indonesian U17 national team in this playing out from the back masterclass in association with the LMA.
  • Gary Rowett
    In this Masterclass with current Millwall manager Gary Rowett, the coach teaches players how to transition to attack when winning the ball in this fun, dynamic, and intense session.
  • Chris Hughton
    In this session, we work with Chris Hughton to give you a counter-attack session that encourages teams to play forward quickly from different areas of the field.
  • Mark Warburton
    Current QPR manager Mark Warburton shows you what is like to break lines with high-intensity combinations and forward movement, just as he would expect with his current team.
  • Alan Irvine
    West Ham United Assistant Manager Alan Irvine coaches a masterclass in attacking quickly and counter-attacking. With loads of detail, Alan discusses many things from attacking overloads to the timing of passes and runs.
  • Michael Appleton
    In another session from our partnership with the LMA, Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton coaches players how to use attacking overloads, forward runs with underlaps and overlaps and also switching play in these fantastic practices.

We are also delighted to bring to you our latest LMA Masterclass, featuring former Middlesborough and Birmingham City manager Aitor Karanka, whose playing career saw him spend five years at Real Madrid and appear for the Spanish national side.

In our latest session, Aitor Karanka coaches players on how to focus on both attack and defensive principles in one practice as well as discussing the importance of attacking overloads.

You can watch the full session here. This session, and all other LMA Masterclasses are available exclusively for our Premium Members.


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