A small sided game idea to create moments of transition, especially defence to attack!
Manchester City Goal Kicks 2017/18
A quick look at Manchester City’s goal kicks during the 2017/18 season.
He doesn't look like a footballer...
“He had amazing technical skills, he was very fast making decisions and had incredible vision; he had everything we look for in young midfielders.” Note the checklist, it doesn’t focus on his physical attributes: power, pace and size. In a time where football has become quicker, players are taller and more athletic – there was room for
“El Ilusionista” (the Illusionist).
What does 'Outplay' mean?
Outplay. Dominate 1v1’s. Dominate Possession.
What Can Coaches Learn from Steve Kerr?
Kerr’s depth of knowledge is obvious and unquestionable, but as coaches what can we learn from his coaching interactions and approaches?
Seeking an Appropriate Challenge
If your youth football team are winning every week, are you really "winning"?
Top 5 Defending Sessions
Here are some of my favourite defending sessions focusing on individuals or units.
NEW EBOOK: 50 Small Sided Games...Now Online.
The new ebook "50 Small Sided Games" is now available to download.
Video Analysis: Agüero vs WBA
A look at Guardiola's post match interview and video examples of Sergio Agüero's excellent movement versus WBA in the EPL
Session Idea: Individual Possession
A session looking to improve receiving and releasing skills under intense pressure.
The process is where the magic is. How do you help the player get from where they are, to where they could be if you don't embrace the process?
Most coaches practice 1v1's but are we doing it right and more importantly are we meeting the demands of the game?
COMBINE TO SCORE
FREE session plan. A 2v2 session looking to encourage snappy combination play and quick finishes in and around the box.
Coaching in the Grey
Football is complex. We should try and establish the things we want to see more of, things we want to see less of and then dive into the complexity of the grey, scenario by scenario.
YOUR help! Please support Abraham, a 15-year-old goalkeeper at Uganda's only full time football academy.
The Cruyff Turn
The Cruyff turn is one of the most iconic moments in football, it was a creative solution to a problem. In this short clip Johan Cruyff discusses his thought process and how he "outplayed" his opponent, I found this absolutely fascinating.
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Play Out Against a High Press - UEFA A Part 2 Practical
Video and session plan from Part 2 of the UEFA A Licence 2016