Wednesday, 22 February 2012

FC Barcelona Playing Out from the Back vs 4-4-2

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FC Barcelona Tactical Game Situation:
"Playing Out from the Back Against the 4-4-2"


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Dear Fellow Coach,

Why is it that FC Barcelona seem to have so many playing options?

There are a few reasons, but here we show one of them. Our example shows the tactics Pep Guardiola uses when playing against the 4-4-2.

Pep plays with 3 defenders allowing one defender (Alves) to push up and help create superiority in midfield.

This enables Barca to always have extra playing options, which is one of the reason why they can play out from the back with such ease..

Using Tactics Manager Software v1.7, I uploaded the tactical game situation for you to view and download from your Total Team Manager account.

To view and print the tactic, just click on the images or links below.

FC Barcelona - Playing Out from the Back Against the 4-4-2
 

This Attacking and Defending
2-book set includes:

  • 448 pages
  • 452 diagrams
  • 206 coaching topics
  • Printed: B/W

Sample of coaching topics below:

What's Included in the ATTACKING Part of this Book
  • Attacking against opposition pressing in the 1st stage of attack
  • Attacking in the 2nd and 3rd stage on the right and left hand side
  • Maintaining possession
  • Awareness and decision making
  • Retaining balance
  • Transition Play
  • Build-up and combination play
  • Movement of runs and creating space
  • Plus a lot more - Click See Full Book Contents
What's Included in the DEFENDING Part of this Book
  • Strategies used to counter specific formations (the 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1,
    4-3-2-1, 5-3-2 and the 4-3-2-1).
  • Assessments of specific phases of play (central zone, near the
    side-lines and set plays).
  • Pressure, cover and support from front, middle and defensive zones
  • Preventing and limiting opposition space
  • Defending from set-pieces
  • Plus a lot more - Click to see Full Book Contents
Meet the Author
Athanasios Terzis

Athanasios Terzis

  • UEFA 'B' coaching licence

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching & conditioning
  • I played for several teams in the Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 I stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

    I wrote and published two books "4-3-3 the application of the system" and "4-4-2 with diamond in midfield, the application of the system".

    I decided to proceed in something more specific so coaches would have an idea of how top teams apply the same systems. Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams only have success when they prepare well tactically.

    I have watched Barcelona in most of their league and Champions league matches for the last seven years and less frequently over the past twenty years. I believe that this Barcelona side is by far the best Barcelona I have ever seen. Their attractive style of play and success in winning trophies has made them the best side in the world.

    I have analysed Barcelona’s tactics for this book, which together with the teams’ incredible technical ability allows Barca to perform their attractive brand of football. I watched every Barcelona game in the 2010-11 season creating a set of highly detailed notes on each. I watched many of the matches over 20 times. The matches were separated according to the opposing team’s formation.

    These books are made up of over a 1000 hours of extensive tactical research and analysis of Guardiola’s Barcelona side.

    FC Barcelona - A Tactical Analysis: Attacking and Defending Book Set



    Pages: 448 | Diagrams: 452
    Coaching Topics: 206 | Printed: B/W

    Now available, this book set combo is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team.

    We now have a full analysis of Barcelona’s tactics which have been so important to their success. The attacking and defending books show Barca’s 4-3-3 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible attacking and defensive phase of play.

    This gives you an unbelievable chance to learn how Barcelona employ their tactics to maintain possession, create chances, score goals and adapt their tactics to combat any team they play.


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    P.S. You can view, print and download the tactical game situation by logging into your Total Team Manager account, just click the link below:

    FC Barca - Playing Out from the Back Against the 4-4-2

     

    Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    Develop Turning in Small Sided Game

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    Develop Turning in 7 v 7 Small Sided Game

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    Dear Fellow Coach,

    I have just uploaded a new practice to Total Team Manager To develop turning with the ball in a 7 v 7 small sided game using zones. Taken from Coaching Mini Soccer Book, by Richard Seedhouse.

    So using Tactics Manager Software v1.7, I uploaded the practice for you to view and download from your Total Team Manager account.

    To view and download the practice click on the images or links below.

    Develop Turning in 7 v 7 Small Sided Game

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    Coaching Mini Soccer book contains a complete and proven full season training program comprising 12 main sessions and over 70 interchangeable drills to coach the skills required to produce academy standard players and teams.

    FACT - eight players in the last three years have been signed by professional clubs through participation in this program.


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    Friday, 10 February 2012

    FC Barcelona - Pressing to Regain Possession

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    FC Barca Tactical Game Situation:
    "Pressing to Regain Possession High up the Pitch"


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    Dear Fellow Coach,

    FC Barcelona have just got to another Copa del Ray Cup Final after beating Valencia 2-0 on Wednesday in the semi-final second leg.

    Having watched the game, it is incredible to see the way Barca apply pressure.

    Barcelona always commit players high up the pitch to press the opposition, often regaining possession and making an easy transition to attack.

    I have taken a similar game situation from the new FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis Attacking and Defending Books and uploaded it to Total Team Manager.

    The Books are due to be released by the end of next week and now available to be pre-ordered:
    ==> pre-order your copy now

    Using Tactics Manager Software v1.7, I uploaded the tactical game situation for you to view and download from your Total Team Manager account.

    To view and download the practice click on the images or links below.

    FC Barcelona - Pressing to Regain Possession High up the Pitch
     
     
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    Pages: 448 | Diagrams 452

    FC Barcelona - A Tactical Analysis: Attacking and Defending Book Set Combo

    This book set is an exclusive and groundbreaking study of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team.
    A chance to learn to play and coach the ‘Bara way.’

    We now have a full analysis of Barcelona’s tactics which have been so important to their success. The attacking and defending books show Barca’s 4-3-3 system of play, each player’s responsibilities, positioning and movement within every possible attacking and defensive phase of play.


    Our Price: £27.97 GBP / 30 EUR / $43 USD
    You Save: £7 | $11 US
    You'll earn 280 Points

    Best Wishes,

    Coach George

    Director of Coaching
    SoccerTutor.com Ltd.
    www.soccertutor.com
    coachgeorge@soccertutor.com
    UK: +44 208 1234 007
    US: +1 305 767 4443

    P.S. You can view, print and download the tactical game situation by logging into your Total Team Manager account, just click the link below:

    FC Barca - Pressing to Regain Possession High up the Pitch

     

    Tuesday, 7 February 2012

    Improve Player Awareness to Think and Play Quicker

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    Improve Your Players Awareness,
    Anticipation & Decision Making..


    How to Coach your Players to see more and Think Quicker..
    Video SAMPLE Below + Interview with Coach Kevin McGreskin

    Dear Fellow Coach,

    What do Xavi, Fabrigas and Paul Scholes all have in common? They all possess amazing player awareness which enables them to think and act quicker.

    Kevin McGreskin is an expert in coaching "field vision" also known as "Player Awareness" and I interviewed him which I think you will find very interesting:

    How long have you been coaching and researching vision and awareness?
    17 years now, and vision and awareness has something I have really been researching and working on since 1999.
    What coaching licence do you hold?
    I currently hold the UEFA A Licence through three different National Associations, which is a fairly unique achievement. And something I am very proud of.
    Where/who are you currently coaching?
    I am essentially a consultant coach, a specialist in the aspect of performance. I work with a number of professional clubs from first-team to youth academy and a number of National Associations by presenting on their coach education courses or working with their national elite youth players.
    Why is developing player awareness so important?

    For me, awareness really is the difference maker.

    At the highest level, everyone can head it and kick it. They are all pretty similar when it comes to technical ability. Sure, you have guys like Messi who is so much better but, on the whole, everyone else is largely at the same level. It is the decisions they make that separates them.

    But this can only be achieved through good levels of awareness.

    At what age can you start to coach player awareness.. Does this also depend of skill level of the players?

    I really believe you can start at any age, and the younger the better.

    However, with the very youngest age groups all you are aiming to do is plant a seed and getting them to experiment with the concepts. They will make a lot of "mistakes", and that is a natural part of the learning process, but the important thing is that they will have the opportunity to practice and learn the right habits from the start.

    After using your coaching methods, how long will it take to see improved results?

    Everyone is different. I have seen a difference in some players I have worked with after only a couple of sessions. However, other players may take a little longer but that's why we, as coaches, are there.

    It will also depend how long the coach continues with the exercises. Too many times I see coaches giving up as he or she thinks the exercise doesn't seem to be "working" because the players are making too many "mistakes". Mistakes are a natural part of the learning process, the skill of a coach is to guide them through that process as efficiently as possible.

    It also depends on your philosophy as a coach and whether you measure "results" by performance goals or outcome goals. Sure it would be great if everything fell into place and we always both played well and won our games but sometimes you can improve the performances without necessarily winning games. For me it's the development of the players that is important and, hopefully, if you do everything you can there then the score takes care of itself.

    How do players/team benefit after implementing your coaching methods?

    Players will become more aware on the pitch and because of this, they will feel more composed and make better decisions. They will also be able to change the tempo of the play to suit the game situation because they know what the "game picture" is, and what their options are. They will be much more effective.

    One coach I worked with told me he felt his team were keeping possession much better, and that they were moving the ball much more quickly around the field when required. He said it must be down to the work I was doing with the players as he wasn't doing anything different and that was after only four sessions with the team.

    The whole point is that we are training the players to see more, think quicker and play better. If we get them doing this then everything improves.

    What is the suggested time spent on coaching player awareness in a 1 hour session or 1.5 hour session?

    I believe it needs to be worked on in every session but that doesn't mean it has to be the main focus of the entire session. Most coaches use drills, dynamic exercises and opposed practices in their sessions, which is why I have included a variety of these on the DVD.

    I want to show them that they don't have to fundamentally change the structure of their training sessions, or how they coach, in order to develop awareness. A coach can spend as much or as little time as they want reinforcing this aspect. What I frequently say to coaches is that they should think of my exercises as an "awareness gym" where they are really developing and reinforcing the essential habits of awareness all whilst the players are also working on their technique.

    And, with this in mind, I think a minimum of 15-20 minutes should be allocated in every session for this kind of training.

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    About Kevin McGreskin - The Soccer eyeQ Coaching Expert

    Highly respected as one of the top field vision and game awareness specialists in the country, Kevin is the Technical Director at Soccer eyeQ.

    Kevin holds the prestigious UEFA A Licence qualification through three different national associations - English FA, Irish FA and Welsh FA.

    Kevin has an impressive record of delivering clinics and workshops across the UK to professional and semi-professional clubs, from Academy to First Team level, as well as successfully presenting on the prestigious UEFA Pro Licence and UEFA A Licence courses.

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    Run time: 72 minutes

    Soccer eyeQ Developing Vision & Awareness DVD Vol. 1
    This unique coaching DVD offers you an insight to training methods previously only available on the highest coaching awards in Europe, and at the elite levels of the game.

    In soccer, almost everything players do and almost every decision they make is because of what they see - and the earlier a player sees something, the quicker they can act. Improving a players "field vision", the awareness of everything around them, will help them become a much more dynamic and effective players.


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    Best Wishes,

    Coach George

    Director of Coaching
    SoccerTutor.com Ltd.
    www.soccertutor.com
    coachgeorge@soccertutor.com
    UK: +44 208 1234 007
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    P.S. The sooner you integrate the methods in this DVD into your sessions plans, the quicker your players will develop their awareness to "See More, Think Quicker and Play Better".

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