Team Shape and How to Effectively Coach It

Our recently released Coaching Team Shape in the 3-3-1 has been getting lots of attention recently, especially for its use of the “grid system” when setting up training sessions.  I have copied an excerpt from the book which is part … Continue reading

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Arsenal v Bayern Munich Tactical Review

Bayern Munich’s attacking movement to lose markers from crossing position – By Stevie Grieve. Arsenal played Bayern Munich for a long period with 10v11, and defended fairly well against possibly the most fluid attacking team in Europe. Pep Guardiola teams play … Continue reading

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1v1s For Finishing and Goalkeeping

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on technical and tactical aspects of finishing, passing, attacking in a 1v1 situation and goalkeeping. Set-up: Field length is 44 yards (length of the penalty area). Width is from the edge/corner of the penalty … Continue reading

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Morphing One Grid Into Multiple Drills

This is the Introduction to our new book, Progressive Soccer Training in Grids by Dan Minutillo and Rich Rafloski INTRODUCTION Too much time is wasted by a coach or staff setting up grid after grid before and during a training … Continue reading

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The Ideal Formation – Part Three

By Stevie Grieve author of, Attacking in the 4-2-3-1  (Read Part One here and Part Two here) We have also seen Real Madrid over the last 12 months being able to stop Barcelona in La Liga, and win in the Nou Camp, and Bayern … Continue reading

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Coaching the Whole-Part-Whole Methodology

THE FRENCH ELITE FORMATION COACHING LICENSE METHODOLOGY (WHOLE, PART, WHOLE) VS THE USSF COACHING METHODOLOGY (SIMPLE TO COMPLEX) This article is contributed by John Pascarella, Sporting Kansas City Assistant Coach. Pascarella played professionally for nine seasons before beginning his coaching … Continue reading

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