Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood show their coaching skills on Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016
21 May 2016

Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood show their coaching skills on Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016

The big names got out onto the pitch to take sessions


The star names gathered showed what they could do on the pitch on day two of the National Coaches Conference.
Tim Sherwood and Thierry Henry were the first two coaches to take practical sessions on the pitch at Dragon Park.
The likes of Marcel Desailly, Freddie Ljungberg and Mikel Arteta looked on as Henry showcased a session on possession, progression and penetration while Sherwood focused on team rotation and balance as part of the education for the hundreds of coaches gathered.

Once they had finished Exeter City youth coach Lee Skyrme held a session on an individualised approach to training and US Soccer’s Ryan Alexander coached on small and large sided training games.

In the afternoon, the coaches gathered at the Celtic Manor for a tactical session with national coach Chris Coleman, who gave a game-by-game analysis of how Euro 2016 qualification was achieved.
Then Sky Sports presenter Bryn Law hosted a Q&A with internationals past and present Ian Rush, Chris Gunter and Craig Bellamy, in which the qualification journey and its significance were discussed.

Gavin Chesterfield then held a theoretical session about how the young Welsh players are educated while they are in the Wales camp before Liverpool's First Team development coach Pep Lijnders gave a fascinating insight into Jurgen Klopp's methods at Anfield.

Once the theory sessions were finished the coaches gathered in the Caernarfon Suite to watch Manchester United win the FA Cup in extra time against Crystal Palace,

Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood kick off Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016
Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood kick off Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016
Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood kick off Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016
Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood kick off Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016
Thierry Henry and Tim Sherwood show their coaching on Day Two of the National Coaches Conference 2016