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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching 31 Days of Summer Holiday Soccer School at Wyvern College, Fair Oak

We are pleased to announce we are running 31 Days of Football Fun from 9am to 1pm or 4pm for 5 - 12 year olds right throughout the Summer Holidays!

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.”

Our Qualified Goalkeeping Coach Jamie Robinson will also be doing Specialist Goalkeeper Coaching 9am - 1pm for Goalkeepers attending, before joining in with the afternoon Tournaments until 4pm.

Please arrive at Wyvern Reception for around 9.00am, as the fun & games start from 9.30 every day. The MLTNC Team will greet all the children in the main School Reception from 9.00am - 9.20am.

Parents please pick up your child at 1pm or 4pm from Wyvern in the same area at the main School Reception.
Please feel free to invite along your friends!


Dates: 
"We are running 31 Days all the way through Summer at Wyvern so come along & Join the FUN!!!"

Week 1 (2 Days):- Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd July

Week 2 (5 Days):- Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th, Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th, Friday 29th July

Week 3 (5 Days):- Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Friday 5th August

Week 4 (5 Days):- Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th August

Week 5 (5 Days):- Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th, Friday 19th August

Week 6 (5 Days):- Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th August

Week 7 (4 Days):- Tuesday 30th, Wednesday 31st August, Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd September

"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

www.mltnaturalcoaching.com

Friday, 29 April 2016

Matt Le Tissier celebrates our 1 Year Football Coaching Anniversary with the Southampton Day Services OTARS

WOW!!! What a fantastic evening of Football last night where Matt joined us to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary with the Southampton Day Services OTARS.

"Our Story"


Steve Phillips, Managing Director, received a phone call early into 2015 from Nicki Parsons at Southampton OTARS who enquired whether it would be possible for us to provide one of our Coaching Team to take a regular football coaching session for the Southampton OTARS on Thursday evenings.

We were more than happy to help, so we found one of our coaches who was available on Thursday nights to take the sessions. So after Nicki organising the time and venue, our coach Ben Jefford headed down to the Southampton Sports Centre along with Steve to take the first session in April 2015.

SAVED! MLT's penalty palmed away by "Richard the Cat"
The first session went down like a storm! The OTARS thoroughly enjoyed Ben's games and learning new skills within the hour session and all had a great time.

B
en proceeded to run the session every Thursday evening, providing Football Fun with lots of laughs & smiles along the way.

After a few months, due to his footballing playing career, Ben was no longer available to take the session on a Thursday night due to having to travel up to London for his team at the time, Welling United FC.

This is where another member of our Coaching Team "took the OTARS under his wing," as Luke Davis stepped in to head up the sessions on a weekly basis.

Luke has done a fantastic job over the last year, building a special friendship with each and every Player as well as the Parents who come along to watch & support every week which was apparent last night in all the smiles and love on show.

Other members of our Coaching Team, Jamie Robinson, Jody Rivers, Pele & Sam Phillips have all stepped in to take sessions to cover Luke when he's been unavailable on the odd occasion, and have all thoroughly enjoyed it.



Once again, a massive Thank You to Nicki Parsons for making the phone call a year ago, and for giving our Coaches an opportunity to work with this incredible group of people..

Here's to many more years in Partnership with the Southampton OTARS to come!!

SQUAD PHOTO: The OTARS happy in their kits along with our Coaches Sam P, Luke, Pele, Jody and of course MLT
#MLTNCFamily

Monday, 25 April 2016

Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching 4 Day May Half Term Soccer Schools in Salisbury & Southampton

Following an overwhelming response to our Easter Holiday Soccer Schools, our Coaching Team are delighted to be returning this coming May Half Term for 4 Days of Football Fun at our venues in Salisbury & Southampton.

We had great fun at Easter where we were joined by Matt Le Tissier
The Matt Le Tissier Natural Coaching May Half Term Programme aims to help children increase their football skills and confidence in a safe and fun environment. As with all of our Natural Coaching Programmes, the emphasis will be on our ‘Philosophy’, Skill Development, to "Learn to Play Matt’s Way," with Flair & Freedom.

Click here for MLT Salisbury Soccer School Leaflet
Click here for MLT Southampton Soccer School Leaflet

We are running 4 Days of Football Fun from 9am to 4pm for 5 - 12 year olds or 9am to 1pm (optional) for 5 - 7 year olds. There will be plenty of time for lunch & snacks & lots of exciting Fun Themed Footie Sports for everyone where we'll be looking at a different topic per day!

At our Southampton venue at Wyvern College, our Qualified Goalkeeping Coach Jamie Robinson will be doing Specialist GK Coaching 9am - 1pm for Goalkeepers attending, before joining in with the afternoon Tournaments until 4pm.

Venues:

MLTNC in Salisbury


Join Jody Rivers & The Team at Manor Fields Primary School, Wilton Road, Salisbury, SP2 7EJ.. feel free to invite along your friends to join you!


Click here to Book & Pay for May Half Term!

MLTNC in Southampton***SPECIAL OFFER: 4 DAYS FOR THE PRICE OF 3!!!***

Take advantage of our Special Deal, "4 Days for the Price of 3" when you Book & Pay before Friday 27th May.. so instead of paying £68 (9am - 4pm) or £38 (9am - 1pm) you'll need to Pay just £54 (9am - 4pm) or £30 (9am - 1pm) for the 4 Days!!!

Join our Fun & Friendly Coaching Team at Wyvern College, Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh SO50 7AN.. feel free to invite along your friends to join you!

Click here for Book & May for May Half Term!

Dates:

Day 1 Tuesday 31st May
Day 2 Wednesday 1st June
Day 3 Thursday 2nd June
Day 4 Friday 3rd June

Prices starting from just £11!
Its ‘Quick & Easy’ to Book & Pay Online via Online Bank Transfer, simply click here for our May Soccer Schools Registration page & booking instructions.

Please feel free to invite along your friends to Join the #MLTNCFamily

If you have any queries, please contact Sam Phillips via email: sam@mltnaturalcoaching.com