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1.3  Onside Soccer - Football Training Programme

All Onside Soccer projects follow a specific programme of mentorship and football coaching.  Our football coaching programme has been designed to be used in a variety of settings and to be flexible for different standards of players.  The programme was designed by the 'Soccer Italian Style' Academy, a specialist youth coaching organisation based in Italy. 


The SIS Academy was started by successful youth coaches Mirko Mazzantini and Simone Bombardieri, who work at Italian Serie A sides AFC Fiorentina, and Empoli FC respectively. Both coaches have seen huge success with their training methods and have extensive experience of developing young players. After a consultation process SIS produced a 6 week (30 day) training programme to allow players at Onside Academies the chance to receive up to date and high quality training, equivalent to that being delivered in top European clubs. 


The programme is well structured, follows a logical path and is progressive. Furthermore, it is flexible enough that coaches in the developing world can adapt it for their own use and the circumstances of their environment. The structured nature of the training programme also helps to hold the young people’s interest week by week, working on many different aspects so they are always stimulated and never bored. 

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