Aidy Boothroyd

Aidy Boothroyd has managed at every level of English football. He was just 34 when he was appointed manager of Watford in March 2005 and he immediately saved the club from relegation from the second tier of English football. The following season he led them to promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.
An early graduate of the LMA’s Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University, he has also managed at Colchester United, Coventry City and Northampton Town. Currently manager of the England U21 side, he has also enjoyed spells in charge of the U19s and U20s.

Sessions by Aidy Boothroyd

Decisive decision making

in Attacking

This session focuses on decisions made by individuals and the team when winning the ball back in a transition. Turnover of play is one of the most common occurrences in a football match, and equipping our players to know how to maximise space and possession in these situations means we can make best use of the ball. The session works through a number of different drills, designed to rehearse passing, dribbling, pressing and finishing. MORE

Transition game

in Formations and Tactics

Help your players feel comfortable when keeping the ball in tight areas with this session which is based on defending in overloads yet incorporates both defensive and offensive elements. MORE

Defending 1v1

in Defending

If players can take the ball off their opponent anywhere on the pitch, the team is better equipped to deal with an attacking overload, so get your players mastering the art of 1v1 defending. MORE

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