Exploring the principles of play

Peter Prickett is the author of Football’s Principles Of Play, Developing Skill: A Guide to 3v3 Soccer Coaching and Developing Skill 2. He is a Level 3 Football Coach and an ex-FA affiliate futsal tutor. He coaches at Brentford FC’s community sports trust.

Dave Clarke spoke to Peter about what lies behind his 3v3 philosophy and how coaches can use that when they are working with their players. Peter has just published his latest book called Football’s Principles of Play and he explains what he sees as the main principles of play, how they have changed, alternative principles and games to bring them out.

The topics we cover include:

  • Benefits of 3v3 coaching
  • How 1v1s, 2v2s etc work in the system
  • Coaching technique and tactics
  • Defend narrow spread out to attack
  • Principles of play and session design
  • How Lionel Messi’s goal fits into the principles of play

Contact Peter Prickett on:

Twitter: The Bearded Coach @PeterPrickett

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