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?

by Tribune News 1993 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…

Negative and positive space

By Ric Miller 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”…

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…