Monday, 21 November 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Christmas Soccer Schools in Salisbury & Southampton

Following on from a fantastic week at our October Half Term Soccer Schools, our Fun & Friendly Coaching Team are delighted to be returning to run 5 Day Coaching courses in Salisbury & Southampton over the festive season.


What? 5 Days of Structured Football FUN
When?
Monday 19th - Friday 23rd December
Who? 5 - 12 Yr Old Boys & Girls who love their footy
Where? Manor Fields, Salisbury & Wyvern College, Eastleigh

MLT Surprise: Matt dropped into our October Soccer School at Wyvern Fair Oak to see how everyone was getting on!

The MLT Christmas Programme aims to help children increase their football skills and confidence in a safe and fun environment.

As with all of the Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Programmes, the emphasis will be on our ‘Philosophy’, Skill Development, to be coached to “Play with Freedom & without Fear.”


It’s “Quick & Easy” to Secure your Child's place!
Please complete our Online Registration Form for your Child here
Once you've submitted the Form, please pay by your Mobile or via Online Payment to our Account:


Premier Elite Sports Coaching Ltd:

Bank Account Number:-             22595228
Bank Sort Code:-                        522118
Please ensure You Quote a Reference & include your child’s name.
Salisbury SSS/Child’s name:-     SSS/S Phillips
Wyvern WSS/Child’s name:-      WSS/S Phillips

Please spread the word to all your Footy Friends as there are Limited Places Available.. (Salisbury Limited to 36 Places per Day!)


Any questions/queries or to arrange Sibling Discount, please contact Sam Phillips
sam@mltnaturalcoaching.com

 Don’t Delay, Book Today!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Director Francis Benali receives Freedom of Southampton

On Wednesday 16th November, Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Director, Francis Benali, was granted the Freedom of Southampton.

SUPER-FRAN: Stands proud with Honorary Award
The honour was awarded in recognition of Fran's fund raising achievements for charitable causes, having raised more than £390,000 for Cancer Research UK.

In his most recent Challenge, Benali's Big Race Fran ran a marathon and cycled 75 miles (120km) each day for a fortnight in October with the 1,000-mile (1,600km) route linking 44 football clubs taking him to South Wales, the Midlands and the North-West, before crossing the country and returning via East Anglia and London.

Fran was welcomed "Home" with a standing ovation from fans when he arrived at St Mary's Stadium at half-time during the home match against Burnley on 16th October.

All the MLTNC Team are extremely proud of Franny as he continues to act as a truly inspirational and positive Role Model for not only our Players, but our Coaches too.
#MLTNCFamily

Thursday, 22 September 2016

MLTNC 5 Day October Half Term Soccer Schools

Following on from a Super Summer of Soccer Schools, we are delighted to be returning to run 5 Day Coaching Courses in Salisbury & Southampton this coming October Half Term for 5-12 Yr Old Boys & Girls.
Join the FUN & Friendly atmosphere & see what the Buzz is all about! # MLTNCFamily

The October Half Term Programme aims to help children increase their football skills and confidence in a safe and fun environment. As with all of the Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Programmes, the emphasis will be on our ‘Philosophy’, skill development, to be coached to “Play with Freedom & without Fear.”

It’s Quick & Easy” to Secure your Child's place!

Please complete our Online Registration Form for your Child here

Once you've submitted the Form, please pay by your Mobile or via Online Payment to our Account:

Premier Elite Sports Coaching Ltd:
Bank Account Number:-             22595228
Bank Sort Code:-                        522118
Please ensure You Quote a Reference & include your child’s name.
Salisbury SSS/Child’s name:-     SSS/S Phillips
Wyvern WSS/Child’s name:-      WSS/S Phillips

Please spread the word to all your Footy Friends as there are Limited Places Available.. Don’t Delay, Book Today!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Matt makes Ben's Big Day with Chauffeur Surprise!

On Wednesday 20th July, Matt pulled off one of the biggest surprises for our Academy Goalkeeper Ben, as he turned up at his doorstep to chauffeur him to his Year 6 Prom!

ALL ABOARD: Ben & MLT arrive in style at the Prom
Ben's Mum & Dad had been in on the Big Surprise after initially running the idea passed Steve Phillips who asked Matt whether he would shock Ben, who has been attending our Toynbee Academy since it's birth in 2012.

Matt was keen to make it happen, so arrived equipped with Chauffeur hat at the Shaw household just in time before the Prom with Ben still completely unaware.

PAPARAZZI: Ben & MLT pose for pictures!
After going for a quick spin, suited and booted, “looking a million dollars,” Ben arrived with Chauffeur MLT at the Prom to steal the spotlight!

"Ben was so surprised and a little overwhelmed I think and he absolutely loved it." ... Click here for video!

#MLTNCFamily

Friday, 15 July 2016

Congratulations to Kezia who signs for Saints' Girls Team


SAINT KEZIA: Jody, Pele & Fran congratulate Kez!
Matt & all the Coaching Team would like to say a massive Well Done to Kezia, who becomes the 19th #MLTNCFamily member in four years to join a Professional Club after signing for Southampton FC's Girls U10's Team.

Kezia joined us initially a few seasons back at our Monday Development Centre and quickly caught the eye of our Coaching Team who promoted her up into our Wednesday Academy where she’s continued to flourish.

We are all very proud and excited for young Kezia, who has been a delight to coach and has a great attitude and desire to improve, along with bundles of natural ability.

FAREWELL KEZIA: Fellow U10, U11 & U12 #MLTNCFamily members wish Kez all the best!
"We would like to thank you, the fantastic coaches for all you have done for Kezia. She has enjoyed every moment of her time at MLT and we believe the coaching has improved both her technical ability and her understanding of the game. Thank you for letting her join the boys!” Kezia's Parents, Sharon & Mark.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Meet the Coaches: Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching's Joe Partington on his nine year journey with AFC Bournemouth

LOOKS THE PART: Joe acts as a fantastic role model
As the 2015/2016 season draws to a close, our Academy & Community Coach Joe Partington looks back on his nine year stint with AFC Bournemouth.

Joe played a part in "The Cherrie's" rise up through the ranks, from League Two to the Premier League.

Now, a key figure of Eastleigh FC, playing in the Vanarama National League, Joe hopes he can help "The Spitfires" climb up the Leagues and reduplicate the AFC Bournemouth success story of recent years.


I was 15 - just turned 16 maybe - when Portsmouth told me I wasn’t going to get a scholarship contract. I got a contact with Bournemouth and ended up playing a couple of trial games. Joe Roach invited me to join the youth team and I snapped it up.
I remember in my first year I only had a couple of opportunities to train with the first team. However, in my second year the club was having a lot of financial problems and a lot of the youth team lads ended up in training and on the bench. It was a blessing in disguise for us, because we wouldn’t have got that opportunity anywhere else.

My debut was Luton away. We ended up winning 4-1, Max Gradel scored a worldy. I came on towards the end of the game, I can’t even remember if I touched the ball, but it was a big moment for me.

Without a doubt my biggest moment that season was scoring the equaliser against Swansea. I came on for a few minutes, jumped up for a corner and closed my eyes - the ball hit me on the head and went in! I went a little bit mental; to do that when I was still a youth team player was pretty special.

At the end of that season we were going in one by one to find out if we had been offered professional deals. If I am honest, I wasn’t expecting to get one as there were some good players who missed out that season.

Kevin Bond wasn’t there himself, but Joe Roach delivered the news. He gave us a letter from the manager saying, ‘we’d like to invite you to turn professional’ - my mum has still got it somewhere!




















I got my first start under Jimmy Quinn in a match at home to Bury.
He wasn’t at the club very long, but for some reason he saw something in me to give me a start. I had a volley that came of my heel and went in, so it ended up being a good full debut and something to remember.

I remember Eddie coming in, because he had worked with the reserves for a long time already. I’d been working with him for a while and had a good relationship with him already. I played in his first game as manager, but unfortunately we ended up losing it late on at Darlington.

I think Eddie sort of knew that perhaps I was just a little bit too young. Or perhaps in his eyes he wanted to go with something different to get results, but I wasn’t a main pick in the side. At that age it was still nice to be involved consistently and be half a part of something special when the lads stayed up.

In the build up to the 2012/13 I felt like I had done quite well in pre-season and I had come back fit. Still, I had no idea that I would be starting the first game of the season. As a boyhood Portsmouth fan, walking out onto the pitch at Fratton Park and being a part of the game will be something I always remember.

















Lee Bradbury and I were good friends, we used to travel in together pretty much everyday. We were at Colchester away when Eddie was leaving for Burnley and Bradders said to me, ‘I think I might be involved in looking after the squad’. Obviously, he ended being manager on a permanent basis and you can’t start travelling in with the manager, so I had to start doing my own thing!

When Eddie came back we had a chat and he said he wanted to turn me into a defender. We worked hard together on the training ground to make the transition as best we could. You don’t appreciate how much of his effort and time go into making people improve until you leave and experience different managers and different coaches.

I blocked a shot by Jordan Chiedozie in training and my leg ended up twisting the wrong way round after it got caught in the ground. I went for an x-ray that afternoon and Steve Hard told me it was fractured. I was devastated at the time but what can you do?

During my recovery, I came in one morning and expected to train with the fitness coaches as normal. I spoke to Steve about something that didn’t look quite right on my leg. He sent a photo to the surgeon and they called me in to operate on an infection the same day.

I ended up have three operations in a week. That period obviously wasn’t too positive for me, but If Steve hadn’t referred me to the surgeon when he did, God knows what would have happened to my leg!

Even though I was part of the sides that had success at AFC Bournemouth, I am not going to kid myself and say that I was a massive part of it. Every season that I was there the lads were so successful and winning games that it was difficult for me to get in, and even more difficult to stay in.

There wasn’t really any conversation at the end of my final season, it was just a mutual thing and we didn’t have to speak about it. I went in to see Eddie to say thank you and let him know how much I appreciated everything he had done for me as a coach and towards me as a person as well.

My best friend at Bournemouth? Without a doubt Steve Cook. We lived together for about three or four years, we were always a positive influence on each other. To this day, I am certain that Cooky and I are the best FIFA partnership the club has ever seen.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching 12 Days of Summer Holiday Soccer School at Manor Fields Primary School, Salisbury

We are pleased to announce we are running 12 Days of Football Fun from 9am to 1pm or 4pm for 5 - 12 year olds throughout the Summer Holidays!

Click here for our Salisbury Summer Programme Brochure.

***Limited to 36 Places per Day, so Please Don't Delay, Book Today!***
We "had a Ball" in May Half Term, Join Us during the Summer Holidays for more Football FUN!!! :)
Our Summer Holiday Programme aims to help children increase their football skills and confidence in a safe and fun environment.

As with all of the Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching Programmes, the emphasis will be on our ‘Philosophy’, skill development, to be coached to “Play with Freedom & without Fear.”

Please arrive for 9.00am, as the fun & games start from 9.30 every day.

Car Access to the School will be available through the Security Gate behind the Law Courts off Wilton Road or by parking in Highbury Avenue and walking through to the School from 8.50am.

Someone will be there to let Parents & Children in, no earlier than 8.50am & from 3.45 - 4pm to collect.

Parents please pick up your child at 1pm or 4pm.

Come along everyday with lots of energy, a Smile and please bring suitable sports clothing, trainers, wet weather clothes and plenty of layers just in case.

Please feel free to invite along your friends!

Dates:

"We are running 12 Days throughout Summer Manor Fields so come along & Join the FUN!!!"

Week 1 (5 Days):- Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th July

Week 2 (5 Days):- Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th August

Week 3 (2 Days):- Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st August

"It's Easy to Book & Pay Online"
Please complete our Summer Soccer School Registration Form then proceed to make Online Bank Transfer / PayPal or bring cash or a cheque made payable to Premier Elite Sports Coaching Ltd.
For more information, please email: sam@mltnaturalcoaching.com

http://www.mltnaturalcoaching.com/soccer-schools-feb.html