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Defensive Transition Session – Cal State Bakersfield 2014

0 Submitted by on Tue, 17 February 2015, 02:58
Below is a pressing training session from California State University, Bakersfield, from the 2014 season. Our goals for the session were as follows: 1. Quick reactions to losing the ball. Time was not wasted identifying whether we would press or not. 2. Intensity of our work defensively would be high at all times. 3. We don’t simply chase the ball Continue Reading...
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The Decline Of The Post Game Interview

0 Submitted by on Tue, 30 September 2014, 03:19
  Have you ever watched a Premier League team on the wrong end of a defeat and wonder what the manager would say after that performance? As coaches, we seem to constantly play “what would I do in that situation” and with good reason. We may not be fortunate enough to operate in front of 60,000 passionate fans every week, Continue Reading...
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What Makes An Effective Warm-Up Routine For Games?

0 Submitted by on Fri, 12 September 2014, 04:44
  It’s probably one of the biggest fears for every coach: Your team are not mentally and physically ready when the whistle blows. Of course, the preparation has taken place all week, sometimes even longer, but you do not want to leave any stone unturned one hour before kick off. We all want to give our team the best opportunity Continue Reading...
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Would You Want To Coach Mario Balotelli?

0 Submitted by on Fri, 05 September 2014, 03:55
  When Brendan Rodgers signed Mario Balotelli last week, it seemed to divide opinion in the football world. One side questioned why he would bring a man who, although talent has never been in question, has never fulfilled his potential at his previous clubs. Others argued that it was a bargain and that Rodgers could work his magic in a Continue Reading...
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Building A Philosophy Versus The Quick Fix

0 Submitted by on Thu, 28 August 2014, 02:49
  With Manchester United’s slow start to the domestic season, there has been a lot of talk this week about whether coaches should implement a philosophy or play with a system in which the players are already comfortable with. In theory, developing a philosophy and style of play is easy for a coach. It does not take much to announce Continue Reading...
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First Preseason At CSUB

0 Submitted by on Thu, 21 August 2014, 03:21
A college preseason program is just as challenging for coaches as it is for the players. With only sixteen days to prepare before the first game, you have to manage the physical preparation of the team, introduce an effective system of play, and instill a spirit that can propel the team over the next three months of elite competition.  Time Continue Reading...
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