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FEET AND TECHNIQUE with Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy Coach Rick Bell


The Feet and Technique sessions are very busy at present and the standard of every player is high. If you are interested in attending then please contact Rick personally to discuss your interest in this programme.

The Elite Football Development Centres operate from Priestnall Sports Centre, Priestnall Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport. SK4 3HR.

North West Football is a division of A-Star Coaching and provides an outstanding football development service for talented and gifted young football players.


The sessions are priced at £10 per session (from January 2015)


Session 1 is on a Monday 5.15pm - 6.30pm - Under 10 and Under 11 players.  Priestnall Sports Centre (Indoors)

Session 2 is on a Tuesday 6.15pm - 7.30pm - Under 11 and Under 12 players. Priestnall Sports Centre (Indoors)

Session 3 is on a Friday 6.00pm - 7.20pm - Professional Football Club Contract Players only. Please speak to Rick Bell personally.


Both sessions are for players who play at professional football clubs and offer an excellent service away from the players contracted club that aids the search for 10,000 hours. If your son currently has a place at a centre of excellence then this type of session can help you to develop into an Academy standard player and we have tangible evidence of helping these types of players become better players. Supporting references available.

The session is modern and provides the player with a mental stimulus as we work at a high intensity, playing fast attacking football, passing the ball over 1 - 7 yards. The modern sessions teach the player to evaluate as he is playing and to build pictures , patterns and shapes whilst in possession of the football. Rick has personally been to France and Spain with Blackburn Rovers Youth Academy on tour and on coaching development seminars and has brought back session plans and knowledge from 3 clubs. Barcelona, Marseille and Lyon. The sessions at Priestnall are European based and there are very few coaches in the North West of England who will deliver and coach like Rick does. Over 750 young boys have received contracts from Rick Bells football projects over many years and the new innovative European style of coaching will be very different to what your son is learning with his current coach. If you would like to watch a session before you join then please ask to come and visit North West Football.


Sessions provide the player with the opportunity of improving their techniques on:

  • Passing the football
  • Receiving the football
  • Playing on a quarter turn
  • Playing on the half turn
  • Playing off the first touch (in front and around the side)
  • Passing and pressing phase plays, to develop speed of play, speed of thought (reducing player anxiety levels). A very intelligent coaching concept.
  • All sessions use the inside and outside of both feet and the use of protection turns and disguise. Barcelona Academy System.


The Iniesta triangles have been developed by Rick through many years of excellent coaching and the emphasis is to develop a technically gifted player who can pass and receive the football using both feet. The National game is in need of players who can play off both feet and only coaches who can coach players in the right way to do this will benefit those players.


If you would like to have a place at one of the centres then please feel free to contact Rick on 07779 148 595 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Sessions are currently very busy and are well attended by players from Manchester City, Everton, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderer , Rochdale, Oldham Athletic, Accrington Stanley and Manchester United.


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