Grass Roots Football LIVE announces Coaching and Seminar programme

GRFL logoGrass Roots Football LIVE is the ultimate day out for thousands of grass roots managers, coaches, players and club officials.

Taking place at the NEC, Birmingham over the weekend of 4 – 6 June, there really is something for everyone at a football club.

Managers & coaches can get inside the minds of some of the country’s top coaches including Alan Curbishley, Ian Holloway, Peter Taylor, Iain Dowie, Graham Taylor and West Ham Academy Director Tony Carr

Young players can enjoy a brilliant day out receiving top coaching in the Skills Zone: 12 Football League clubs, Man United Soccer Schools, Coerver Coaching, Brazilian Soccer Schools, Billy Wingrove, John Farnworth, The Mark Harrod Crossbar Challenge, professional goalkeeping coaching and fitness training… it’s all in the Skills Zone.

Club & league officials will find plenty of interest in the Exhibition Hall, Club Development Theatre and Player & Coach Development Theatre.

The full programme has now been announced. Here are just a few highlights:



Inside Soccer Boot Room – Jim Leighton & Alan Kelly
Everything you want to know about penalty kicks

Player & Coach Devel. Theatre – Bill Beswick, Tom Bates & Louise Deeley
Coaching – dealing with adversity

Ian Holloway


Errea Coaches Arena – Ian Holloway (pictured)
Shaping for first touch

Inside Soccer Boot Room – Peter Taylor
Defending at corners


Errea Coaches Arena – Alan Curbishley
Drills to improve finishing

Player and Coach Development Theatre – Challenger Sports
Opportunities in the USA – Player and Coaching Pathways


Tickets are available in advance at just £14 for adults and £9 for under 18s, saving £3 off the on-day price.

For further information and to buy your tickets now visit

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  1. chris thomson on May 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    just found about this today the 19th. can you give me a bit more notice folks as i am from scotland and the wife needs to my movements well in advance.

  2. Club Website on May 20, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Hi Chris

    Sorry you’ve found out about this too late, but it’s not the first time we’ve mentioned the show.

    It was announced here on Club Website back in March:

    … and in the April edition of The Club House, our monthly newsletter:

    If you’re not signed up to The Club House you can do so here:

    The Club Website Team

  3. chris lawson on May 22, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    our 8 year old grandson is keen to get some football experience we have been trying to get info about a junior coaching fc but we have only had confusing info that it was on saturdays at cutler hammer or at springfield or somewhere along london road please can you help he is a pupil at balioll junior school

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