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FA Interview With Carlo Ancelotti

FA interview with Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. The full interview is available in the FA Boot Room magazine for April. Real Madrid head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, has urged aspiring English coaches and managers to study the intricacies of the … Continue reading

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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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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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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: 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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