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Develop Players Not Positions [ARTICLE]

by Keep the Ball on

It always worries me when a 9 or 10 year old player tells me they are a full back – by no means am I demeaning full back as a position, but why would a young player that is being developed skilfully and has their whole career in front of them...... Continue

What Makes a Successful Season? [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

After my 2005 season at the University of Wisconsin Rock County, a Division Ill junior college, I thought I had a pretty good idea. We had a record of 13-4, with three of those losses coming against the same team, all by one goal. Records were set...... Continue

Practice Planning for Success on the Field and Beyond [ARTICLE]

by UC Irvine Sports on

How much time is a coach willing to invest in preparing his or her practice? Coaches in general across the board must be ready to plan a practice that is effective, fun, and full of action for the players. Do you have what you need for practice?... Continue

Performance Analysis: Collecting Stats [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA - Soccer Journal on

Statistics, including performance measurements and event analyses, are commonly used in sports such as baseball and American football, in both professional and non-professional venues. However, although professional soccer is flooded with...... Continue

Sideline Behavior: Controlling the Sideline and Behavior and Parents [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

In the May-June issue of Soccer Journal there was an excellent article by Jason Pratt "On Controlling Your Sideline - the One with the Parents on it" He stressed that the behavior of the coach and what he/she modeled had a big impact on how the...... Continue


by NSCAA on

COACHES MAY LOVE THEM, BUT FORMATIONS ARE BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST As Euro 2012 approached, the time for intense tactical analysis had arrived. Much of the talk that summer had been dominated by the usual questions: Which team will win?... Continue

Soccer Parents' Expectations - A Story of Many [ARTICLE]

by Amplified Soccer Athlete on

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where parents' see their children with rose tinted glasses? Many coaches have a story of such a parent in which they "know" their son is the next Neymar, Ronaldo, or Messi.... Continue

Does Spain Play With a 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or Both? [ARTICLE]

by Coaching Soccer Tactics on

Spain’s formation is a source of great debate and intrigue. Is it a 4-3-3? Is it a 4-3-3-0? Is it a 4-6-0? Is it a 4-2-3-1? Is it a 4-2-4-0? Is it a 4-2-2-2?... Continue

Coach-Ability –What Is It, and Do I Have It? [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

What is coach-ability? Coach-ability has become a term that coaches of all sports now use when talking about their reams and recruiting student-athletes. Coach-ability is important for any athlete. It is what makes an average player good and a...... Continue

A Decade of Difference [ARTICLE]

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In 2004, Gabriele Marcotti wrote an article for The Times about Barcelona legend Pep Guardiola. It wasn't a celebratory piece looking back at Guardiola's fine career, nor remarking on his ability to defy the critics and keep playing at a high...... Continue