Sheffield United coaches happy with TFA cadets' progress

Sheffield United coaches happy with TFA cadets' progress

As a part of the tie-up, two coaches - Mark Kelly and Lee Walshaw - from the English Championships club, who are presently conducting a workshop for TFA coaches and cadets at its Jamshedpur facility.

"It is shaping up extremely well. We are looking at how the development is going, all are working extremely hard," said Walshaw.

Asked if they are emphasising on any specific aspect of the game, he said they are looking at all aspects, but with special emphasis on technical and tactical aspects.

"We are working on the technical, coordination, tactical team play and game play," said Kelly.

Though it's just a 15-day programme, the Sheffield coaches are not thinking about the short time frame.

"I have visited quite a few countries in Europe, and seen how those clubs train young players. I want to pass on these information to coaches and the youngsters at TFA," he said.

Even as they continue the tradition of providing players to the national team, the TFA now wants to go international.

"So far we have not gone beyond national level, and that is why this tie-up with an European club. We are satisfied with the tie-up," said TFA senior manager M R Bhalla.
"We gained a lot. We can see from the reactions that the tie-up is certainly helping us. The attitude of the boys has changed," he said.

"The plan is to continue to with this tie-up. The boys will get to enjoy their (Sheffield's) facilities in the coming months," he added.The visiting experts are hosting sessions on technique, fitness, strength, sports science and diet.

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