Play the Game, Not the Rules

As coaches, we have the creative responsibility to foresee the circumstances a player will face in upcoming matches, and construct exercises which will deliver high quantities of the desired match situations.

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David Garcia
Crash Course to Positional Play: Part 1 of 4

Within the subtleties of positional play, we can divide this style into three objectives which need to be met in order to achieve success. In each of the upcoming parts of this positional play series, one of the objectives will be discussed comprehensively...

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David Garcia
Positional Play in Motion

Personally, I feel positional play is the most attractive style of football which achieves winning results. The following characteristics are examples of crucial concepts in positional play...

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David Garcia
Sevilla's Shapeless Form

Of course there are many aspects which contribute to the success of a team; physical, psychological, technical, and tactical. Each of the aforementioned aspects can be divided into different segments, and within the tactical aspects I’d like to direct my attention to his formations, or shall we say the lack of formations...

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David Garcia
The Morality of Youth Football

Alejandro is a typical 11 year old Spanish boy. He attends the local primary school, he hangs out with his friends, he watches Real Madrid on the weekends, he plays for the local football club with all of his friends. But there is something very special about Alejandro...

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David Garcia
USA vs. Mexico Match Analysis

Mexico hadn’t won a World Cup Qualifier against the USMNT in the U.S. since 1972. That’s 44 years. And if you ask any Mexican fan what the term ‘Dos a Cero‘ means to them, they might show with one finger. To put it plainly, El Tri has had a thorn in their side and it’s...

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David Garcia
The Klinsmann Conundrum

Now I want to set the record straight: I do not think that Jürgen Klinsmann should be fired. But I do think that we could be better than we are now, if Klinsmann sees the big picture of what is happening in the rest of professional soccer …

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Timothy Wood