Category Archives: Coaching

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Session: Working with two strikers to create shooting opportunities in a functional practice

A session recently ran with my eleven a side team on creating shooting opportunities with two strikers in a functional practice Key Factors – Movement To Receive – Receiving Position: Side On? Back To Goal? – Pass Selection/Quality – First … Continue reading

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Interview With Dan Abrahams, Author Of Soccer Tough

Dan Abrahams is a sports psychology expert, who uses practical and simple techniques to help athletes and footballers succeed. His latest book is titled Soccer Tough and is available to buy from all good online bookstores. Dan Abrahams’ Website Published … Continue reading

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Session: Creating And Utilising Space

A session ran with an adult eleven a side team on Creating And Exploiting Space In A Small Sided Game. Key Factors: – Create space: full backs spread out to use whole width of pitch, front players pushed high, midfield … Continue reading

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Session: Playing Out From The Back

A session I ran with my eleven a side team on Playing Out From The Back In A Phase Of Play. Key Factors: – Creating space – Passing: selection and quality – Support: angles and distances – Player Movement: create/exploit … Continue reading

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German youth football study

Source: Youth Football Scotland Youth Football Worldwide: Germany In this section of Youth Football Scotland, we will look at how nations from around the footballing world, both major and minor, have approached the development of their youth systems. We will … Continue reading

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Talent: Is It Born Or Made?

Elite athletes’ beliefs about sport ability Natalie Jowett & Christopher Spray, Loughborough University, UK Introduction Is sporting ability born or made? This question has no doubt sparked much debate amongst lay people, academics and coaches. However, the beliefs athletes’ themselves … Continue reading

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An Interview With Rafa Benitez Following Euro 2012

Rafael Benitez: England have the talent – but not the philosophy How can you play the Barcelona way if you don’t have Xavi, Iniesta and Messi? It is better to decide on a system That was a very good experience … Continue reading

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An Interview With Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers: Spain have been a great model for me over many years Swansea’s young manager is about to complete an impressive first Premier League season and he is heading to join Vincente del Bosque’s Euro 2012 training camp for … Continue reading

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Player Rotation In Mini Soccer

Player Rotation In Mini Soccer

Suggested player rotation in mini soccer with an example 2-3-1 formation.

Source: FACA

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A Brief History & Why I Coach

Coaching, How I Got Started and What I Believe On Rotating Positions Years ago, I decided that, having a love of football, I’d attempt to put something back into the game. Volunteering was the start, but where exactly? Referee? Linesman? … Continue reading

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