Issue 126 – Roy Hodgson

Welcome to the January 2021 issue of Elite Soccer. This month we have another five tried and tested coaching sessions that will help you to develop your players. Written by some of the game’s leading football coaches, we hope these activities will be of a great benefit to you in your training.

We’re delighted to welcome Roy Hodgson back to the magazine as our cover star. One of the most experienced coaches in the world game, Roy is manager of Premier League side Crystal Palace and this month he shares a session straight from the Palace training ground that will help to develop the play of wide players and show them how and when to come inside to receive the ball.

Valerien Ismael has coached in Germany, Austria and Greece and he is currently working in English football as manager of Championship side Barnsley. His training session in this month’s issue is all about playing forward in a quick and direct fashion.

Next up is Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett, who has written a series of activities that encourage players to counter-attack with speed and precision.

Graham Biggs is Northampton Town’s head of coaching and he hopes his session on playing through the midfield will help to develop the ability to maintain possession and improve the timing, quality and weight of passing.

Ben Garner was most recently manager of League One club Bristol Rovers and in this issue of Elite Soccer he shares a session that focuses on pressing and recovering with intensity.

I hope you find that this month’s sessions will open your eyes to some new coaching ideas. We will return next month with five brand new training activities.