How to Open Up the Center of the 4-2-3-1

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Coaching the 4-2-3-1 Advanced Tactics here  AND his new book, Beating the 4-2-3-1. This article is an excerpt from the chapter called “Exploiting the Central Midfield” from our new book, Beating the 4-2-3-1. Attacking the … Continue reading

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Creative Passing Drills Video

  Get your players passing like champions! Creative Passing Drills is a five-part video series that shows you how to run progressive passing and receiving sessions that give your players more touches than conventional sessions. Led by Chelsea Academy coach … Continue reading

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Creative Attacking Drills Video

  This special six-part video series runs you through a complete creative attacking session with Chelsea Academy Coach Chris Woodward. Watch how Woodward trains a group of players to be winners, with a progressive session that hones their thinking, movement … Continue reading

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Possession vs. Chance Creation

Ever coached one of those teams that always seemed to dominate the possession statistic but sometimes came up short on the score sheet? Well, if you watched Chelsea lose 3-1 despite controlling the ball nearly 60% in the first leg … Continue reading

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Man Utd v Chelsea – Is It ‘World Class’ Movement or Horrible Defending…You Decide?

By Ricky Clarke These two teams never fail to produce boring games, this weekend’s games wasn’t any different. The game had everything, game finishes, poor ref decisions, fantastic passes and terrible defending. Personally, I think the movement and passing was … Continue reading

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