I've always had the highest degree of respect for Ron Smith, FA of Malaysia's former director of coaching. We spoke about football development at great length and both of us who had the privilege of touring Japan in 1999, were impressed with the footy culture over there which is virtually impossible to emulate and replicate in Malaysia so long we have individuals/politicians with vested interests running the show here.
So when former Perak coach Steve Darby highlighted Ron's latest tech mobile idea, I am only too pleased to share it here.
Never done this before, but its good that football people are doing things for the game and not just "take money and run" people. May be of great use to coaches (especially younger ones)
My friend, Ron Smith,(Ex AIS Head Coach and on Socceroo staff) has launched an iPhone App called "Football Practices". There are 30 practices with a sample of a practice for any number of players from 3 right through to 20. They are animated so all you have to do is select the practice you want to see, press play and then just watch and listen to the instructions.
There are three categories to select from, 3-10, 11-20 and Shooting Practices and they are mostly opposed practices. The App is free to download to view the 3 free samples, once you see those you will want to download the other 27 for $1.99.
I think the App is great and could be very handy to have in my phone but it also works on the iPad and iPod. Read the 4-4-2 report on Ron's app.
As soon as my 6 year old downloads it I'll be using it!!!
Ron will be launching a new website in a couple of months so if you want to be notified when it is ready go to www.socceron.com.au and enter your email address and you'll be notified.
Hope its of use.