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NEW! Introducing the first TWFM Player development programme.

With the return of group sport across the UK, are you looking for something new for you and your team to get involved in over the summer which will improve your footballing skills and your love of the game?

As part of an exciting new collaboration between The Women’s Football Magazine and The Coaching Manual (an extensive online resource for football coaches) we are launching our first ever football education course for girls aged 5-14. The course, which will start on May 17, will use the proven TopTekkers Player One programme, developed here in the UK and already delivering excellent results at home and overseas. For a single course fee of just £20, all course participants will receive:

  • a six week football training education course
  • twelve months access to the TopTekkers website
  • a twelve month complimentary subscription to The Women’s Football Magazine.

So what is TopTekkers Player One?

TopTekkers Player One is a six-week digital football education course for children aged 5-14. As well as improving their ability and technique with live sessions from UK Premier League academy coach Steven Crane, participants will be given exciting off-field workshop tasks to improve their nutrition knowledge, creativity, and have fun - all while boosting their confidence and presentation skills.

Steven said: "I've been working on ways to keep my own players fresh and engaged, and that's why we've come up with TopTekkers Player One - from top to bottom it teaches them everything they need to become a well rounded player, while having a lot of fun.”

Each week, players get:

  • Online on-field session. The course includes one on-field session to complete in your own time. These include fun technical activities delivered by Coach Crane
  • Off-field workshop task. Fun tasks to complete away from the training field designed to improve a fully-rounded knowledge of soccer as well as develop the child as an individual, including analysis, scouting, nutrition, mindset, presentation skills, and confidence.
  • TopTekkers weekly learning plan. Three fun challenges every week to complete on the TopTekkers app, with progressed tracked personally by Coach Crane.
  • Physical challenges. Three fun physical challenges each week designed to help get players back in shape

Players are also welcome to share their training videos on social media - TopTekkers Player One may be completed away from the training pitch, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t encourage a shared love of learning the sport together - tag your posts with #TTPlayerOne and see how other participants are getting on!

So how do I apply?

The structure and delivery method means this course is ideal for individuals, groups of friends, teams or whole clubs to sign up to together. All the exercises can be completed in a venue of your choice so there’s no difficult travelling to do as we all come out of lock-down. If you would like to sign your club up to this course, please contact Mike Cross, lead for girls football development at The Coaching Manual on [email protected]