Category: Coaching

Soccer Formations

There is no ideal formation. From a coaching perspective, “the best” formation is the one that best suits the players on your squad. 4-4-2 This is a very…

Finding your position

Ideally, you want to try playing in different positions and see where you fit best. Just remember that there may be a difference between your favorite position and…

Is soccer boring to watch?

Soccer resembles basketball with no hands. It uses zone and man defenses, movement away from the ball and a team-oriented attack. The transition game is critical to success….

Negative and positive space

Between the ball-handler and the goal behind him lies an area that is usually less well-defended than the area under direct attack. This “negative space” is useful in…

Soccer drills

Attacking drills Warmup shooting drill This is a good drill to start off a shooting practice. The finisher gives a pass to a stationary player who serves the…

Soccer playing styles

British Players: physical, quick, direct Characteristics: The no-nonsense British style incorporates a lot of traditional values that have been present in England since the emergence of football. Attacks…

Soccer positions

#3. Sweeper The sweeper is always “the last player” in defense, roaming laterally a few meters behind the line of defenders. He must not sway too far toward…