The practices are designed to inspire and motivate the players in real game situations that give them freedom of choice and movement both in and out of possession. The basic techniques of passing, dribbling, shooting, tackling and heading will all be used but with use to solve a match problem rather than constant repetition. The sessions have goals and objectives for both the attacking and defending players in order to aid the tempo, competition and enjoyment of the practice.
Mike Beale is a former professional player who since 2001 has coached at various levels of the game. He recently moved from his position at Youth Development Officer and Academy Coach at Chelsea FC to the same position at Liverpool FC in England.