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December 23, 2015

Have you ever had to keep reminding a 9-year-old to stay in his position? How often do you have to tell your U8 team to spread out? Even if you’ve reviewed and gone over the positional roles of your players a thousand times, they still don’t get it. Why is that?


November 12, 2015

Previously, I wrote about how your style of play is the most important factor in determining how your team plays, and that your system (or formation) doesn’t make much difference. However, once your team begins to understand and consistently, successfully implement you...

October 29, 2015

This was originally published as a two-part series. The first part focused on individual tactics and the second part on team tactics. 

Individual Tactics

When coaches talk about tactics, many of us get excited and love to start analyzing and scheming all the different st...

September 21, 2015

How many times have you debated with someone else about the best formation to play? Or a manager’s formation of choice in a particular match? Have you ever spent hours trying to think about the best system to play with your team?

Stop wasting your time.

Systems hardl...

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