Jamie Hoyland

Jamie Hoyland is Academy Manager at Sheffield United, overseeing the next breed of talented youngsters to emerge from Bramall Lane.

The 47-year-old has a long association with the Blades, having played for the club in the Premier League between 1992 and 1994. He also appeared for Manchester City, Bury, Bristol City, Burnley, Carlisle United and Scarborough.

Hoyland held coaching positions at Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End before moving to the Sheffield United academy.

Sessions by Jamie Hoyland

The dedicated defence

in Defending

This session is all about defensive positions. It looks at how players should act when the opposing team has the ball, working firstly with units and then with all of the team together. It’s important to practise this in order to retain defensive shape when out of possession. Players need to look at which side to show, which side to mark, as well as assessing defensive distances and planning how to win the ball back. This is relevant to every match we play in, and we practise the session each week. MORE

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