Chris Beech

Highly regarded in coaching circles and a UEFA Pro Licence holder, Chris Beech has 15 years’ experience as a coach, nine of which have been dedicated to developing youth talent. Players he has brought through the ranks include Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens, Republic of Ireland international Scott Hogan, and Bolton winger Will Buckley.

He began his football career for his hometown club, Blackpool, playing under Sam Allardyce. After stints with Hartlepool United and Huddersfield Town, he finally retired in 2004 while playing for Rochdale.

Turning to coaching, he worked with the U12s at Bury before impressing as the club’s youth team manager. He subsequently returned to former club, Rochdale, to work with the youth team, and he also enjoyed a month as caretaker manager in their 2011-12 League One campaign. He was promoted to assistant manager in 2013, a role he held at Spotland for nearly six years.

Sessions by Chris Beech

Creating overloads in tight spaces

in Attacking

This training session is all about creating overloads in tight spaces when in possession. Three is the magic number here and this session encourages players to use the three-player support system to create overloads. MORE

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