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Coaching Point : Development or Results - Can You Have Your Cake…?

As parents of sports players, none of us are oblivious to the undercurrent attitude in some players and parents in late junior/youth sports (including football) about the role of winning. 1,014 more words

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Coaching Point : The Dumbest Foul Ever

Here is something that I will never understand as a coach and it happened on several occasion during a recent game…
A ball from one of the attacking players was played behind the opponent’s full back and the full back turned to retrieve the ball, which they did, but was then left pinned against the touch line, facing their own goal, shielding the ball and in a world of trouble, trying to figure a way out. 172 more words

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Playing The Game : The 2-3-2-1 Formation

In this part of the blog, I will be attempting to outline and describe my thoughts and bring out the simplest, and most basic of principles when playing the 2-3-2-1 (also known as the 4-3-1, or 4-1-2-1) playing formation which allows (in my opinion) a perfect balance of both attack and defense. 338 more words

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Decision Making for Players

The WWWWWH of playing soccer. Download the PDF with task:

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Playing The Game: The Numbering System

To create a consistent football language (and to support talent identification), New Zealand Football has adopted the numbering system described below. 683 more words

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