Ian Barker is somewhat unique having held leadership positions with US Youth Soccer and United Soccer Coaches and he has had extensive experience at youth and college levels. Ian coached for 21 seasons with the men’s programs at the University of Wisconsin and Macalester College, before becoming United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Education in 2012. Ian was the Director of Coaching and Player Development for Minnesota Youth Soccer Association for 10 years and is a Head Coach of Region II Boys Olympic Development Program. Ian’s qualifications are extensive and he holds the USSF A License, United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma and United Soccer Coaches Master Coach Diploma.
When you attack the play should cover all areas of the attacking third. To do this attackers need support from midfield that is creative and moves quickly into the dangerous areas of the pitch to create goal scoring chances. MORE