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Attacking Midfield Runs

As part of preparation for my final UEFA B Licence Assessment I put together some research on the topic “Attacking Midfield Runs”. I also had the opportunity to present this to a group of coaches as part of a recent Modern Soccer Coach “Midfield Masterclass” Webinar alongside the excellent David Seymour. Below is some ideas […]

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Defending from the Front Functional Practice

This is the first defending functional practice from the UEFA B Licence Course that I will look at. The topic is Defending front the Front where we will look at how the front players should press to make the opposition play predictable.

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Center Forward Movement Functional Practice

In this functional practice we will look at Center Forward Movement. The best number 9s are excellent in their movement, we will look at different types of movements to get behind and in front of defenders.

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Attacking in Wide Areas Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Attacking in Wide Areas. The aim of this functional practice is to develop understanding of how to use the wide areas of a pitch to create goal scoring opportunities.

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Midfield Positive Runs Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Midfield Positive Runs. The aim of the session is to develop understanding of how to use good movement to break opposition lines.

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Midfield Set Up Play Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at Midfield Set Up Play. After receiving the ball from the Defenders, the aim is to play through midfield and find a Center Forward.

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Playing Out From The Back Functional Practice

In this practice we will look at playing out from the back and basic build up play with the aim of getting into the midfield third.

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3 Steps to Better Coaching Interventions – Infographic

One of the best bits of information I received on the Uefa B Licence Course in Belfast with the Irish FA, was on how to improve your Coaching Interventions.

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Sports Psychology – The Future Coach Seminar

Tom Bates is a leading performance psychologist, speaker, author and UEFA A Licence Coach and has worked with teams in the Premier League and English Championship.

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Working on Communication

This month on the Modern Soccer Coach Worldwide Mentorship Programme we have been looking at communication and how it is an essential tool for any successful coach.