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Attacking and Playing Forward

0 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 20:39
  Below is a recent session at University of Cincinnati aimed at encouraging players to play forward  and attack with speed. The session incorporates attacking with width, combination play, and overloading areas in the aim of creating goalscoring opportunities. We also added game like situations with the functional work in order to give players problems to solve in the attempt Continue Reading...
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Passing and Opening Up In Possession

2 Submitted by on Thu, 28 February 2013, 02:47
Below is a recent session we did at the University of Cincinnati that incorporated passing and working to receive the ball on the half turn. This session really demands that players focus on their movement before receiving the pass and that is the difference between playing forward or having to go back to where you received it. The tempo of Continue Reading...
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Kicking Off At University of Cincinnati

0 Submitted by on Thu, 21 February 2013, 14:09
  My first few weeks at University of Cincinnati has certainly been an enjoyable experience. Starting in a new school, in a new role, in a new city, there have been a lot of adjustments, not to mention the cold weather! There has been no time to waste and it has been an action packed few weeks for everyone in Continue Reading...
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A New Year, A New Challenge And Saying Goodbye To Wingate University

2 Submitted by on Mon, 21 January 2013, 17:44
      New year’s resolutions are typically about taking on new challenges and finding ways to grow and get better. My resolution would go hand in hand with one of the biggest decisions I have ever made, being I am leaving Wingate University to accept a position as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at University of Cincinnati. My wife, Erin, Continue Reading...
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My Top Ten Coaching Books

0 Submitted by on Wed, 12 December 2012, 02:53
Like most coaches, books are a big source of where I draw my ideas, views and inspiration. In my experience, some of the best coaching books I have read have been written about  sports away from soccer – basketball, football, golf, and gaelic football are all on the top ten list.  The criteria for a top ten selection was quite simple.  I have Continue Reading...
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Harry Versus Rafa: Which Coaching Style Is The Best?

0 Submitted by on Wed, 28 November 2012, 02:28
Last week two of the Premier League’s greatest managers/coaches returned to English football’s top flight. Both Harry Redknapp and Rafa Benitez start their new jobs at different ends of the table and with contrasting coaching styles. Harry is the ultimate “man manager” and psychologist. Players love playing for him and this is shown in the expansive style of soccer that his teams have always Continue Reading...
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Wingate University Women’s Soccer Blog – 11/20/2012

0 Submitted by on Tue, 20 November 2012, 04:48
      “The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.” Similar to last year, our season ended last Friday in Savannah as we ran up against an excellent North Georgia team in the NCAA Tournament. The result was disappointing but I cannot fault the effort of the players and Continue Reading...
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