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Does it matter what you wear?

in Blog, Team Management

Watching the different ways the top managers dress, it always gives an impression of the team and how it plays. Think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho who are dressed in sharp suits with very successful teams – although Pep can be seen in some very jazzy clothes these days. Now I am not saying... MORE

Keeper passing

Keeper keeps it

in Goalkeeping, Tactics

The most effective way of scoring more goals is to play out from the back and build play with possession. Use this session to teach your keeper to play the ball out with his feet MORE

Defend from the front

in Email newsletters, Tactics

Defending from the front is a key tactic for teams like Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. He wants more than just forward play from his offensive-minded midfielders. He wants work-rate and discipline. Use these sessions to get your players pressing from the front MORE

Coaching in tight areas

in Blog, Team Management

Looking around some of the remarkable academies in youth soccer with all the facilities that they have it is sometimes easy to forget that a lot of coaches have to work in limited space. MORE

Support worker

in Defending, Tactics

This training session is a great fun way of introducing and explaining the concepts of defensive pressure and support play to young players. MORE

Out of adversity: winning v development

in Blog, Team Management

You’ll often find that out of adversity comes opportunity. A player came to meet me with his mum and dad late last year. He had been having a tough time at his club and was both tearful about returning to the club and tearful about not playing football. MORE

Body position to defend

Turned away

in Defending, Tips and advice

If you want your defenders to learn to come out on top in a one-on-one situation with an opponent, use this activity to teach them what to do and what to look for MORE

1-0 up tactics

in Defending, Tactics

When a team is 1-0 up at half-time they need a tactic that will help them score again but has good defensive qualities so the opposition have less chance of equalising MORE


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