Dave Jones

Dave Jones is a highly experienced football coach. He is also a former LMA Manager of the Year, an award he picked up in 1998 for his work with Premier League Southampton.
Starting his coaching career at Stockport County, he led the club to promotion as Second Division runners-up in 1997. His subsequent career highlights have included taking Wolverhampton Wanderers back to the Premier League as play-off winners in 2003; leading Cardiff City to the FA Cup final in 2008; and achieving promotion to the Championship for Sheffield Wednesday in 2012.
Most recently he was manager of Hartlepool United.

Sessions by Dave Jones

Crossing and finishing

in Attacking

This is an all-round session for all players – strikers, midfielders, wide players, full-backs, defenders and goalkeepers – and uses the basis of attackers having three separate attempts on goal. I like this session because it can be adapted for any formation, and has the important feature of an end product – namely goals being... MORE

Penalty box battles

in Defending

Defending is a skill that needs practice, as much as dribbling or passing. Within that, it’s vital that players win their 1v1 duels, particularly in and around the penalty box. When we look back over matches where the team has emerged victorious, we’ll often find that our defenders have performed the defending principles well. We... MORE

Defending as a back four unit

in Defending

Get your back four working as a unit, whilst developing a clear understanding of defensive roles. This will create a solidity that is difficult for opposition teams to penetrate, meaning attackers can only create chances by doing something really special. MORE

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