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Enthusiastic, aspiring football coach.

Belgian Football Development

Belgian FA -Youth Development Philosophy PDF file looking at the philosophy of Belgian Youth Football. http://www.nzs.si/resources/files/doc/dokumenti/ostali_dokumenti/Mladinski_napredek_Belgija.pdf

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Session: Coach Strikers When And How To Combine Their Movement To Create Goalscoring Opportunities

The session is divided into two phases: Functional Practice and Phase of Play The principles of attacking should be applied throughout: Penetration, Dispersal, Movement, Support, Innovation Functional Practice Setup Functional practice using funnelled central area starting from corners of six … Continue reading

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Session: Coach a Team to Press As a Unit

Coaching A Team To Press Defensively In A Small Sided Game Setup 70 x 50 approx. 8v8 + GKs Offside rule applies Key Factors Compactness (Distance, angle of supporting players, horizontally and vertically) Closest player to apply pressure (How? Show … Continue reading

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Football Tactics: Arrigo Saachi’s 4-4-2

Arrigo Saachi’s 4-4-2 system utilised with AC Milan. Arrigo Sacchi’s route to the AC Milan hot-seat wasn’t of a traditional manager of a top European club with a stellar career which naturally parachuted him into a top job but from … Continue reading

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Session: Coach A Team To Defend Against Combination Play

Coach A Team To Defend Against Combination Play A session I coached to coach a team to defend against combination play. Session begins with a functional practice then moves into a phase of play. I spent approximately 20 minutes with … Continue reading

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Barca v Barca

Barcelona play Barcelona in a small sided match. Tito vs Pep. Watch the video here.

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Practice, instruction and skill acquisition in soccer: Challenging tradition

An interesting read by A. MARK WILLIAMS & NICOLA J. HODGES on skill acquisition in soccer. Skill Acquisition In Soccer

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