Category Archives: Coaching

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Session: Coach A Team To Produce And Score From Crosses

Coaching a team to produce and score from crosses A session I recently coached on my UEFA B course as a mock assessment starting with a functional practice, finishing with a phase of play. Remarks The session progressed well. The … Continue reading

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Barcelona Philosophy

Barcelona Coaching Philosophy An interesting document circulating the internet about Barcelona’s philosophy discussing formation, systems of play and the qualities expected of each player. Barcelona Coaching Philosophy

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Session: Coach A Team To Improve Flank Play In A Functional Practice

A session recently ran with my eleven a side team on coaching a team to improve flank play in a functional practice. Key Factors: – Position Of Wide Player – Full Back Support – Crossing Opportunities – Support Infield – … Continue reading

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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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