Speed Alistair Smith has been the designated learning consultant to the FA for 17 years – his tips could help you avoid some common coaching pitfalls
Juande Ramos Former Tottenham and West Ham striker Freddie Kanoute now manages two academies in Mali and Dubai - he discusses the challenge of switching from playing to coaching
Luke Chadwick Luke Chadwick reveals how he has overcome issues with self-belief in his role as foundation phase lead coach at Cambridge United
Kevin Phillips Early starts, late finishes and learning to be unselfish – Derby County assistant Kevin Phillips on making the transition from player to coach
Mental Preparation John Bostock made his professional debut at 15, but was paralysed by a fear of failure during five years with Tottenham. He tells FFT how he has rebuilt his career and confidence with RC Lens
Mental Preparation These five tips from Preston North End's head of academy coaching, Matt Craddock, will improve your communication with players
Passing New cutting edge technology will enable amateur clubs to film games without hiring a cameraman
Chelsea Do academies prepare youngsters for the professional game? We asked former Chelsea youth team player and Reading midfielder John Swift
LA Galaxy LA Galaxy recently held open trials in London - FourFourTwo joined 350 wannabe footballers chasing the Hollywood dream
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