Football Coaching Blog

Welcome to The number one source for football (soccer) coaches to develop playing style. Football Coaching Blog handles football coaching as objectively as possible. No irrelevant “my opinions” and “in my experience”. Everybody has an opinions but when taking a football game as a starting point and as an objective reference then we can talk …
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Playing Style vs. Formation in Football (Soccer)

Do you have a clear, logical and easy to understand way to teach team communication to your players? Placing the players in a certain formation on the pitch and hoping that players figure it out themselves? How should they know where to move, when and why? Going through google searches about Diamond Playing Style gives …
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Drills, Rondos and Small Sided Games

The Internet Puzzle of Soccer / Football Exercises Many times coaches search internet and social media for football / soccer drills, exercises, small sided games, rondos, ball possession games and so on to be used in their own training sessions without really thinking what is the purpose of ie. a certain drill, small sided game …
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Better Perception or Better Communication?

How can we as coaches reduce the amount of information that players need to process to get them to make decisions faster? Many coaches talk a lot about the importance of perception or “scanning”.  Yes those are important and players need to be aware of their surroundings and what is happening (collecting information);  team mates, …
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Many coaches think they coach football (soccer)

Do you coach with the same elements and characteristics that are present in the football game? Or are you coaching something else? Where do we as coaches rely on? Objective facts or subjective opinions and past experiences? All the players around the world play the same game and coaches coach the same game.  So football …
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