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Football Conditioning
A Modern Scientific Approach
Fitness Training | Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach

This fantastic FULLCOLOUR book is written by Adam Owen Ph.D (UEFA Professional Coaching Licence and Ph.D in Sport and Exercise Science) who is the Sport Science & Fitness Coach for the Wales National Team and a Research Science Consultant at SL Benfica. Assistant author Alexandre Dellal Ph.D is the Head of Physical Preparation at OGC Nice and a leading researcher in the world of football science.

The primary aim of this book is to help you make use of the modern coaching methods and football science principles and educate coaches working with players of all ages and levels. This book will help you increase the efficiency of all your training sessions and ensure that key components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and physiological) are being developed in conjunction with each other, rather than in isolation, which is fundamental to the development of football players.

In book 1 we focus on:

  • The Distance and Intensity of Running
  • Physiological Demands of Football
  • Injuries and Prevention Techniques
  • Speed & Agility Training Drills
  • Warm Up Drills and Injury Prevention
  • Strength and Conditioning Exercises
  • Training Load Management: Reducing the Risk of Injury

Part 2 of the book set focuses on Periodization, Seasonal Training and Small Sided Games.
Click here to Buy the Book Set and Save 25%

Apply Modern Coaching Methods and Football Science Principles to Develop your Players All Season Round
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientifc Approach
  • 195 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 51 Topics
  • 24 Practices
  • 24 Exercises
  • U15-Pro Level

Topic Examples:

  • Total Distance Covered in High-Intensity Running
  • The Different Physical Demands for Different Playing Positions
  • Strategies to Improve Running Economy
  • Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA)
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Injury Prevention Techniques Used in Football
  • Training Load Management: Reducing the Risk of Injury

24 Practices including:

  • Coordination and Agility with One-Two Combination Warm Up
  • Quick Reactions and Changes of Direction in a Speed Exercise
  • Speed Endurance and Explosive Power in an Attacking Combination with Finishing
  • Speed Endurance in a Quick Break Away Functional Practice With Finishing

Full Book Contents: CLICK HERE

What People say about Adam Owen Ph.D:
Walter Smith

Walter Smith OBE (Former Rangers FC Manager):

‘’Coaches, at a range of levels, will enjoy the content of this book and be able to integrate the key findings into their training. Maximising the link between the technical, tactical and physical aspect of the game has seen an increased use of technology, analysis and specific personnel to ensure performance levels are maximised, and player injury is minimised. As a result, this book encapsulates these topics and highlights the fact that Adam is one of the most innovative performance coaches, underpinning sound football specific practice with scientific knowledge.’’

Adam Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal FC and Wales):

‘‘Having known and worked with Adam for many years at International level, he is someone I enjoy working with and I have benefited in many areas of my game due to his methods and knowledge. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.’’

Steven Davis

Steven Davis (Southampton FC and Northern Ireland Captain):

‘‘Adam and I worked together for many years during a significant and successful part of my career. His knowledge in his specialised area, and the philosophy he implemented from a science and performance aspect within the club (Rangers FC) was excellent. As a result, it led to an improvement in me as a professional.’’

Prof. Del P. Wong

Prof. Del P. Wong (Football Science Researcher):

‘‘Adam’s main strength is the ability to link cutting edge science to the on-field performance to stimulate a different thought process as highlighted throughout this book. Attaining the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence and a Ph.D degree, is a rare but very impressive combination which make him very unique in our field. The information provided within this book highlights the link between the science and on-pitch coaching.’’

FREE Samples:
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Meet the Author
Dr. Adam Owen

Dr. Adam Owen

Currently the Wales National Team Sport Science and Fitness Coach, Football Research Scientist Consultant at SL Benfica (Portugal), Assistant Coach and Head of Performance at Servette FC (Switzerland) and Associate Research Scientist at Claude Bernard Lyon.1 University (France).

Previous positions have included the Head of Fitness and Performance at Sheffield United FC (England), Head of Sport Science and Performance at Rangers FC (Scotland), Head of Fitness and Science at Sheffield Wednesday FC (England), Head of Sport Science at Celtic FC Academy (Scotland) and Technical and Fitness Coach at Wrexham FC Academy (Wales).

  • UEFA Professional Coaching Licence
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport and Exercise Science
Meet the Assistant Author
Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal is one of the most highly regarded football research scientists within the game. He is currently Head of Physical Preparation at French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, whilst also holding a research position at FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France

He was previously at Olympique Lyonnais as Head of Physical Preparation and has also worked at International level with the Ivory Coast National team throughout their successful African Cup of Nations period. A very active researcher in the field of sport and football science, he has numerous scientific journal publications, books and on-going research projects.

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence (French Football Federation [F.F.F], Clairefontaine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport Science
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach Fitness Training | Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach.

Apply Modern Coaching Methods and Football Science Principles to Develop your Players All Season Round.


Level U15-Pro 51 Topics 24 Practices 24 Exercises
  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value

Click here to Buy the Book Set and Save 25%

Football Conditioning
A Modern Scientific Approach
Periodization | Seasonal Training | Small Sided Games

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach

This fantastic FULLCOLOUR book is written by Adam Owen Ph.D (UEFA Professional Coaching Licence and Ph.D in Sport and Exercise Science) who is the Sport Science & Fitness Coach for the Wales National Team and a Research Science Consultant at SL Benfica. Assistant author Alexandre Dellal Ph.D is the Head of Physical Preparation at OGC Nice and a leading researcher in the world of football science.

The primary aim of this book is to help you make use of the modern coaching methods and football science principles and educate coaches working with players of all ages and levels. This book will help you increase the efficiency of all your training sessions and ensure that key components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and physiological) are being developed in conjunction with each other, rather than in isolation, which is fundamental to the development of football players.

In book 2 we focus on:

  • Periodization
  • Seasonal Football Training and Practices
  • The benefits of Small Sided Games
  • Small Sided Games: Training Drills
  • Transition Games
  • (30 Practices) for coaches to implement into their training sessions

Part 1 of the book set focuses on Fitness Training, Speed & Agility and Injury Prevention.
Click here to Buy the Book Set and Save 25%

Apply Modern Coaching Methods and Football Science Principles to Develop your Players All Season Round
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientifc Approach
  • 155 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 79 Topics
  • 30 Practices
  • U15-Pro Level

Topic Examples:

  • Training Periodization and Fatigue Management in Football
  • Effect of Interval Training on Physical Fitness and Fatigue
  • Intermittent (Stop-Start) Exercises
  • Training Principles / Methods
  • Repeated Sprint Ability: Recommendations for Training
  • Physiology of Small Sided Games Training in Football
  • Periodization of Small Sided Games

30 Practices including:

  • Continuous High Intensity 3 v 3 Duels
  • High Intensity Pressing and Quick Shooting in a 4 v 4 Attack vs Defence Practice
  • End to End Possession and Intense Pressing (3 v 7) in a Transition Game
  • Pressing to Win the Ball Back Quickly in an 8 v 4 Transition Game
  • Quick Break Attacks in a 3 Team Small Sided Game

Full Book Contents: CLICK HERE

What People say about Adam Owen Ph.D:
Walter Smith

Walter Smith OBE (Former Rangers FC Manager):

‘’Coaches, at a range of levels, will enjoy the content of this book and be able to integrate the key findings into their training. Maximising the link between the technical, tactical and physical aspect of the game has seen an increased use of technology, analysis and specific personnel to ensure performance levels are maximised, and player injury is minimised. As a result, this book encapsulates these topics and highlights the fact that Adam is one of the most innovative performance coaches, underpinning sound football specific practice with scientific knowledge.’’

Adam Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal FC and Wales):

‘‘Having known and worked with Adam for many years at International level, he is someone I enjoy working with and I have benefited in many areas of my game due to his methods and knowledge. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.’’

Steven Davis

Steven Davis (Southampton FC and Northern Ireland Captain):

‘‘Adam and I worked together for many years during a significant and successful part of my career. His knowledge in his specialised area, and the philosophy he implemented from a science and performance aspect within the club (Rangers FC) was excellent. As a result, it led to an improvement in me as a professional.’’

Prof. Del P. Wong

Prof. Del P. Wong (Football Science Researcher):

‘‘Adam’s main strength is the ability to link cutting edge science to the on-field performance to stimulate a different thought process as highlighted throughout this book. Attaining the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence and a Ph.D degree, is a rare but very impressive combination which make him very unique in our field. The information provided within this book highlights the link between the science and on-pitch coaching.’’

FREE Samples:
COMING HERE SOON...
Free Samples Available Now via Coach Viewer App
Meet the Author
Dr. Adam Owen

Dr. Adam Owen

Currently the Wales National Team Sport Science and Fitness Coach, Football Research Scientist Consultant at SL Benfica (Portugal), Assistant Coach and Head of Performance at Servette FC (Switzerland) and Associate Research Scientist at Claude Bernard Lyon.1 University (France).

Previous positions have included the Head of Fitness and Performance at Sheffield United FC (England), Head of Sport Science and Performance at Rangers FC (Scotland), Head of Fitness and Science at Sheffield Wednesday FC (England), Head of Sport Science at Celtic FC Academy (Scotland) and Technical and Fitness Coach at Wrexham FC Academy (Wales).

  • UEFA Professional Coaching Licence
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport and Exercise Science
Meet the Assistant Author
Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal is one of the most highly regarded football research scientists within the game. He is currently Head of Physical Preparation at French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, whilst also holding a research position at FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France

He was previously at Olympique Lyonnais as Head of Physical Preparation and has also worked at International level with the Ivory Coast National team throughout their successful African Cup of Nations period. A very active researcher in the field of sport and football science, he has numerous scientific journal publications, books and on-going research projects.

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence (French Football Federation [F.F.F], Clairefontaine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport Science
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach - Periodization | Seasonal Training | Small Sided Games

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach.

Apply Modern Coaching Methods and Football Science Principles to Develop your Players All Season Round.


Level U15-Pro 79 Topics 30 Practices 155 Pages
  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value

Click here to Buy the Book Set and Save 25%

Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach 2 Book Set - Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention | Periodization Training | Small Sided Games Coaching Positional Play - "Expansive Football" Attacking Tactics & Practices
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Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach 2 Book Set - Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention | Periodization Training | Small Sided Games Coaching Positional Play - "Expansive Football" Attacking Tactics & Practices
Football Conditioning
A Modern Scientific Approach
Fitness Training | Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention
Periodization | Seasonal Training | Small Sided Games

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach

This fantastic FULLCOLOUR book is written by Adam Owen Ph.D (UEFA Professional Coaching Licence and Ph.D in Sport and Exercise Science) who is the Sport Science & Fitness Coach for the Wales National Team and a Research Science Consultant at SL Benfica. Assistant author Alexandre Dellal Ph.D is the Head of Physical Preparation at OGC Nice and a leading researcher in the world of football science.

The primary aim of this book set is to help you make use of the modern coaching methods and football science principles and educate coaches working with players of all ages and levels. This book will help you increase the efficiency of all your training sessions and ensure that key components of the game (technical, tactical, physical and physiological) are being developed in conjunction with each other, rather than in isolation, which is fundamental to the development of football players.

In book 1 we focus on:

  • The Distance and Intensity of Running
  • Physiological Demands of Football
  • Injuries and Prevention Techniques
  • Speed & Agility Training Drills
  • Warm Up Drills and Injury Prevention
  • Strength and Conditioning Exercises
  • Training Load Management: Reducing the Risk of Injury

In book 2 we focus on:

  • Periodization
  • Seasonal Football Training and Practices
  • The benefits of Small Sided Games
  • Small Sided Games: Training Drills
  • Transition Games
  • (30 Practices) for coaches to implement into their training sessions
Book 1: Fitness Training | Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention:
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientifc Approach
  • 195 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 51 Topics
  • 24 Practices
  • 24 Exercises
  • U15-Pro Level

Topic Examples:

  • Total Distance Covered in High-Intensity Running
  • The Different Physical Demands for Different Playing Positions
  • Strategies to Improve Running Economy
  • Repeated Sprint Ability (RSA)
  • High Intensity Interval Training
  • Injury Prevention Techniques Used in Football
  • Training Load Management: Reducing the Risk of Injury

24 Practices including:

  • Coordination and Agility with One-Two Combination Warm Up
  • Quick Reactions and Changes of Direction in a Speed Exercise
  • Speed Endurance and Explosive Power in an Attacking Combination with Finishing
  • Speed Endurance in a Quick Break Away Functional Practice With Finishing

Full Book Contents: CLICK HERE

Book 2: Periodization | Seasonal Training | Small Sided Games:
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientifc Approach
  • 155 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 79 Topics
  • 30 Practices
  • U15-Pro Level

Topic Examples:

  • Training Periodization and Fatigue Management in Football
  • Effect of Interval Training on Physical Fitness and Fatigue
  • Intermittent (Stop-Start) Exercises
  • Training Principles / Methods
  • Repeated Sprint Ability: Recommendations for Training
  • Physiology of Small Sided Games Training in Football
  • Periodization of Small Sided Games

30 Practices including:

  • Continuous High Intensity 3 v 3 Duels
  • High Intensity Pressing and Quick Shooting in a 4 v 4 Attack vs Defence Practice
  • End to End Possession and Intense Pressing (3 v 7) in a Transition Game
  • Pressing to Win the Ball Back Quickly in an 8 v 4 Transition Game
  • Quick Break Attacks in a 3 Team Small Sided Game

Full Book Contents: CLICK HERE

What People say about Adam Owen Ph.D:
Walter Smith

Walter Smith OBE (Former Rangers FC Manager):

‘’Coaches, at a range of levels, will enjoy the content of this book and be able to integrate the key findings into their training. Maximising the link between the technical, tactical and physical aspect of the game has seen an increased use of technology, analysis and specific personnel to ensure performance levels are maximised, and player injury is minimised. As a result, this book encapsulates these topics and highlights the fact that Adam is one of the most innovative performance coaches, underpinning sound football specific practice with scientific knowledge.’’

Adam Ramsey

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal FC and Wales):

‘‘Having known and worked with Adam for many years at International level, he is someone I enjoy working with and I have benefited in many areas of my game due to his methods and knowledge. I look forward to working with him for many years to come.’’

Steven Davis

Steven Davis (Southampton FC and Northern Ireland Captain):

‘‘Adam and I worked together for many years during a significant and successful part of my career. His knowledge in his specialised area, and the philosophy he implemented from a science and performance aspect within the club (Rangers FC) was excellent. As a result, it led to an improvement in me as a professional.’’

Prof. Del P. Wong

Prof. Del P. Wong (Football Science Researcher):

‘‘Adam’s main strength is the ability to link cutting edge science to the on-field performance to stimulate a different thought process as highlighted throughout this book. Attaining the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence and a Ph.D degree, is a rare but very impressive combination which make him very unique in our field. The information provided within this book highlights the link between the science and on-pitch coaching.’’

FREE Samples:
COMING HERE SOON...
Free Samples Available Now via Coach Viewer App
Meet the Author
Dr. Adam Owen

Dr. Adam Owen

Currently the Wales National Team Sport Science and Fitness Coach, Football Research Scientist Consultant at SL Benfica (Portugal), Assistant Coach and Head of Performance at Servette FC (Switzerland) and Associate Research Scientist at Claude Bernard Lyon.1 University (France).

Previous positions have included the Head of Fitness and Performance at Sheffield United FC (England), Head of Sport Science and Performance at Rangers FC (Scotland), Head of Fitness and Science at Sheffield Wednesday FC (England), Head of Sport Science at Celtic FC Academy (Scotland) and Technical and Fitness Coach at Wrexham FC Academy (Wales).

  • UEFA Professional Coaching Licence
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport and Exercise Science
Meet the Assistant Author
Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal

Dr. Alexandre Dellal is one of the most highly regarded football research scientists within the game. He is currently Head of Physical Preparation at French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice, whilst also holding a research position at FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France

He was previously at Olympique Lyonnais as Head of Physical Preparation and has also worked at International level with the Ivory Coast National team throughout their successful African Cup of Nations period. A very active researcher in the field of sport and football science, he has numerous scientific journal publications, books and on-going research projects.

  • UEFA A Coaching Licence (French Football Federation [F.F.F], Clairefontaine)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Sport Science
Football Conditioning: A Modern Scientific Approach 2 Book Set - Speed & Agility | Injury Prevention | Periodization Training | Small Sided Games

Your Chance to Learn from a World Leading UEFA Pro Licence, Sport Science and Fitness Coach.

Apply Modern Coaching Methods and Football Science Principles to Develop your Players All Season Round.


Level U15-Pro 130 Topics 54 Practices 24 Exercises
  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Coaching Positional Play
"Expansive Football" Attacking Tactics & Practices
Learn to Coach Positional Play with the Spanish Game Model of "Expansive Football", Attacking Tactics & Practices

This fantastic FULLCOLOUR book is written by Pasquale Casà Basile, a UEFA Pro Licence Coach and a specialist in tactics and team management. Learn how to coach positional play and develop your tactics with the Spanish game model of "Expansive Football" so your team can play effective attacking football.

Through this method of teaching, players are also helped to grow in personality and taught fundamental values such as work rate, competitiveness, teamwork and the desire to win.

This book also provides detailed analysis of 34 different tactical situations and provides 47 practices for you to use when training your team.

There are detailed chapters to outline the "Expansive Football" game model including:

  • Positional Attacking
  • Developing an Effective Attacking Tactical Game
  • Methodologies to Use in Training
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Competitiveness and Desire to Win
  • The Methods of Training
  • Putting the Theory into Practice with "Expansive Football"

Learn How to Effectively Coach Positional play with the Spanish game model of "Expansive Football"
Coaching Positional Play
  • 180 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 34 Tactical Situations
  • 47 Practices
  • U12-18+ Level

Pasquale Casà Basile (UEFA Pro Licence Coach) has had various roles, including with the Catalan Football Association and RCD Espanyol, where he coordinates, facilitates and develops the work of the youth team coaches, directing the development of tactics and periodization of the Spanish football model.

34 Tactical Situations analysed including:

  • Building Up Play Against the Opposition's High Press (2 Markers)
  • Support Play When the Ball is Out Wide
  • Retaining a Balanced Formation in the Possession Phase
  • The Transition from Attack to Defence

47 practices including:

  • Switching the Point of Attack with Player Movement in the Final Third
  • Quick Combination Play with Positional Inter-Changing of Diagonal Movements
  • Maintaining Possession in the Centre with a Quick Break Attack
  • "Expansive Football" Combination Play in a 7 v 2 Attack vs Defence Practice

Full Book Contents: CLICK HERE

FREE Practice Samples:
Coaching Positional Play Expanisve Football 9v9 Zonal Positional Game Coaching Positional Play Expanisve Football Tactics
Meet the Coach
Pasquale Casà Basile

Pasquale Casà Basile

Has a UEFA Pro coaching licence, as well as being a specialist in tactics and team management. In the past he has trained a lot of clubs, including four years at the technical centre for RCD Espanyol de Barcelona.

Pasquale also worked in a technical project with the FC Barcelona Foundation and is currently working as the Head of Youth Development for FC Legirus Inter in Finland. Pasquale’s work is usually to coordinate, facilitate and develop the work of the coaches of the youth teams, directing the development of tactics and periodization of the Spanish football model.

  • UEFA Pro Coaching Licence
  • Catalan Football Federation Professeur for Level 1 Coaching Courses
  • Head of Youth Development for FC Legirus Inter (Finland)
  • RCD Espanyol de Barcelona - Coach at the Technical Centre 2005-2009
  • Head Coach U19 Reus Deportiu (Catalonia), 2006-2009 (2006-2007 League Champions and promotion to highest level)
Coaching Positional Play - "Expansive Football" Attacking Tactics & Practices

Learn how to coach positional play and develop your tactics with the Spanish game model of "Expansive Football" so your team can play effective attacking football.


Level U12-U18+ 34 Tactics 47 Practices
  • Paperback COLOUR
  • eBook: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
  • Paperback + eBook: Best Value
Periodization Fitness Training - A Revolutionary Football Conditioning Program FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations
Periodization Fitness Training -  A Revolutionary Football Conditioning Program FC Barcelona Training Sessions - 160 Practices
This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR is written by a current Real Madrid fitness coach (and former Manchester City / Atletico de Madrid coach).

In this book, he explains how to create, organise and structure your football specific fitness training sessions. We provide fitness training which includes practices that develop all the attributes needed for an individual and a team, such as warm ups with and without the ball, conditioning, technical, tactical, competitive small sided games, attacking, defending, the transition from defence to attack and attack to defence.

Best Coaching Book 2014 - Italian FA

FC Barcelona Training Sessions
160 Practices from 34 Tactical Situations
Learn to Coach your Team the 'Barca Way'

This special book is in FULL COLOUR book contains tactical and technical exercises that have been formulated from the tactical situations which are presented in the book ‘FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending’.

This book has 2 main aims:
1. To deeply analyse how and why Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, possibly the best team of all time, used their specific tactics in different game situations.
2. Provide you with a training session for each tactical situation with progressive practices.

This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the exact phases of play used by FC Barcelona.


Learn how to Train your Team the 'Barca Way!'
160 Practices Created from 34 Real Game Situations

This book includes:

  • Pages: 244
  • Practices: 160
  • Sessions: 34
  • Age Group: U12-18+
  • Print: FULL COLOUR

See full coaching topics below:


Athanasios Terzis is a UEFA ‘B’ licence coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona team, often described as the best ever.
This analysis has been used to produce 34 sessions (160 practices) including: quick passing functional practices, patterns of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play, game situations and small sided games.

Practice Topic Samples:

  • First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence
  • Passing Through the Midfield Line 3 Zone Possession Game
  • Changing the Direction of Play in a 2(+5) v 4 Possession Game
  • Creating Space for the Wingers in a Dynamic 2 Zone SSG
  • Using the Correct Body Shape in a 4v4 (+5) Possession Game
  • Creating Passing Options in a Dynamic End Line Game
  • Receive, Turn and Pass in Limited Space
  • Building Up From the Back Pattern of Play
  • 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game
  • Chain Reaction Pressing High Up the Pitch in Side Zones
  • Dynamic Pressing & Counter Attack Game

  • Full Book Contents
    INTRODUCTION

    PASSING PRACTICES
    15 Passing Exercises on How to Coach Barcelona’s Quick Combinations and Unique Attacking Style of Play
    PRACTICES FOR THIS TOPIC (15)
    1. Technical: One-Two Combinations in a Pass and Move Pattern of Play
    2. Technical: One-Two Combinations in a Pass and Move Pattern of Play (2)
    3. Pass and Move: Creating Space Pattern of Play (1)
    4. Pass and Move: Creating Space Pattern of Play (2)
    5. Turn, Pass and Move Pattern of Play
    6. One Touch Combination Play with an Overlapping Run
    7. Taking Advantage of Space in a One Touch Pattern of Playbr /> 8. Technical: One Touch Passing
    9. First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence (1)
    10. First Touch and Awareness Passing Sequence (2)
    11. Overcoming the Opposition’s Pressure Possession Game
    12. First Touch and Awareness Possession Game
    13. Switching Play ‘Double Square’ Possession Game
    14. Using the Correct Body Shape in a 5v5 (+1) Possession Game
    15. Forming the Correct Shapes in an End to End Possession Game

    ATTACKING

    Attacking Tactical Situation 1
    ANALYSIS: FORWARD PASSES DIRECTLY FROM THE DEFENDERS TO THE FORWARDS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing Direct to the Forwards with Combination Play
    2. Passing Direct to the Forwards with Combination Play (2)
    3. Passing Through the Midfield Line 3 Zone Possession Game
    4. Building Up From the Back in a 3 Zone Dynamic SSG
    5. Passing Direct to The Forwards ‘Receiving Zone’ Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 2
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDERS JOINING THE MIDFIELD
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Running With the Ball Out from the Back
    2. Defenders Joining the Midfield in a 3v3 (+4) Possession Game
    3. Creating a Numerical Advantage in Midfield & Finishing Practice
    4. Creating a Numerical Advantage in Midfield in a 3 Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 3
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING POSITIONS DURING BUILD UP PLAY
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Positions Combination Play
    2. Changing the Direction of Play in a 2(+5) v 4 Possession Game
    3. Switching Positions End Zone Game
    4. Dropping Deep to Create Space in a 2 Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 4
    ANALYSIS: THE FORWARD DROPPING DEEP TO MAINTAIN POSSESSION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Dropping Deep and Retaining Possession in Midfield
    2. Forwards Dropping Deep Possession Game
    3. Dropping Deep with Quick Break Attacks in a 3 Zone SSG
    4. Dropping Deep with Quick Break Attacks 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 5
    ANALYSIS: CREATING SPACE FOR OTHERS TO EXPLOIT IN THE LOW ZONE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating Space for Others Combination Play
    2. Creating Space for Others Combination Play (2)
    3. Creating Space for Others End Zone Game
    4. Creating Space in the Low Zone 8v7 Small Sided Game
    5. Creating Space in the Low Zone 9v8 Small Sided Game
    6. Creating Space in the Low Zone 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 6
    ANALYSIS: CREATING SPACE FOR OTHERS ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating Space for the Wingers on the Flanks Pattern of Play
    2. Creating Space for the Wingers in a Dynamic 2 Zone SSG
    3. Creating Space on the Flank in a High & Low Zone Game
    4. Wingers Dropping Deep: Creating Space 2 Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 7
    ANALYSIS: USING THE CORRECT BODY SHAPE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Technical: Receiving with the Correct Body Shape in Pairs
    2. Using the Correct Body Shape in a 4v4 (+5) Possession Game
    3. ‘Receiving Zone’ 6v7 (+2) Body Shape Dynamic Game
    4. ‘Receiving Zone’ Building Up Play 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 8
    ANALYSIS: CREATING A NUMERICAL SUPERIORITY ON THE FLANKS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (7 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating a Numerical Superiority on the Flank Combination Play
    2. Creating a Numerical Superiority on the Flank Combination Play (2)
    3. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank
    4. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank (2)
    5. Attacking Combination Play on the Flank (3)
    6. Switching Play to the Weak Side 9v8 Small Sided Game
    7. Creating 2v1 Situations on the Flank in a Side Zone SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 9
    ANALYSIS: CREATING AT LEAST 3 PASSING OPTIONS FOR THE MAN IN POSSESSION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Play ‘4 Corner Zones’ Possession Game
    2. Creating Passing Options in a Dynamic End Line Game
    3. Switching Play 7v7 (+2) Small Sided Game
    4. Switching Play to the Flank in a 9v9 (+2) Side Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 10
    ANALYSIS: RECEIVING IN BEHIND THE MIDFIELD LINE AND APPROACHING THE THIRD STAGE OF ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Receive, Turn and Pass in Limited Space
    2. Receive, Turn, Pass and Switch Play Possession Game
    3. Receive, Turn and Pass 3 Zone Switching Play Game
    4. Passing Through the Midfield Line Possession Game
    5. Passing Through the Midfield Line Dynamic SSG
    6. Passing Through the Midfield Line ‘Receiving Zone’ Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 11
    ANALYSIS: BREAKING THROUGH THE OPPOSITION’S PRESSING IN THE FIRST STAGE OF ATTACK USING 2 PLAYERS AT THE BACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (6 PRACTICES)
    1. Building Up From the Back Pattern of Play
    2. Quick Combination Play with the ‘Link Players’
    3. Building Up Play From the Back to Break Through Pressing
    4. Finding the Target Player in a 4v4 (+4) Switching Play Game
    5. Building Up ‘Free Player’ Dynamic End Line Game
    6. Building Up Play & Breaking Down Pressure 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 12
    ANALYSIS: BREAKING THROUGH THE OPPOSITION’S PRESSING IN THE FIRST STAGE OF ATTACK USING 3 PLAYERS AT THE BACK
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION
    Building Up Play From the Back Dynamic End Line Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 13
    ANALYSIS: BUILDING UP PLAY ON THE RIGHT FLANK USING A 3 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Building Up on the Flank Combination Play
    2. Building Up on the Flank Combination Play (2)
    3. 4v4 (+2) Position Specific Possession Game
    4. Attacking Combinations on the Right Flank with Finishing
    5. Numerical Advantage Flank Zones Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 14
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING PLAY
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. One Touch Switching Play Combinations Practice
    2. Switching Play 3v3 (+3) Possession Game
    3. 6v6 (+4) Position Specific Switching Play Dynamic Game
    4. Switching Play Game with Divided Pitch & Side Zones

    Attacking Tactical Situation 15
    ANALYSIS: SWITCHING PLAY TOWARDS THE FLANKS USING LONG BALLS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Switching Play with Accurate Long Passes
    2. 4v2 (+3) / 4v2 (+3) Switching Play From Zone to Zone
    3. Switching Play Game with Divided Pitch & Side Zones (2)
    4. Switching Play with 2v1s on the Flank 3 Zone Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 16
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: DECISION MAKING IN THE FINAL THIRD
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (2 PRACTICES)
    1. Combination Play in the Final Third
    2. Decision Making 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing

    Attacking Tactical Situation 17
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATING A NUMERICAL ADVANTAGE ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (2 PRACTICES)
    1. Quick Combination Play on the Flank
    2. Decision Making 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 18
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATE AND ATTACK THE FREE SPACE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. One-Two, Attack the Free Space, Cross and Finish
    2. Create and Attack the Free Space in a 3v2 Zone
    3. 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 19
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER & THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: OVERLOADING THE SIDE IN THE THIRD STAGE OF ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Overloading the Side Pattern of Play
    2. Overloading the Side 3v2 Zonal Play with Finishing
    3. 6v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game
    4. Combinations Between the Winger & the Attacking Midfielder Final Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 20
    ANALYSIS: COMBINATIONS BETWEEN THE WINGER, THE FULL BACK AND THE ATTACKING MIDFIELDER: CREATE AND ATTACK THE FREE SPACE ON THE FLANK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Create Space, Receive, Turn and Attacking Combination
    2. Creating and Attacking Free Space Zonal Play with Finishing
    3. 5v4 (+1) Position Specific 3 Zone Combination Game (2)
    4. Combinations Between the Wingers, the Attacking Midfielder and the Full Backs Final Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 21
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE USING A 2 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing, Moving & Retaining Balance with 2 Defenders
    2. Covering the Centre Back’s Forward Run with the Ball
    3. Retaining Balance at the Back 2 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Retaining Balance at the Back with Building Up Play Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 22
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE USING A 3 MAN DEFENCE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. Passing, Moving & Retaining Balance with 3 Defenders
    2. Covering the Centre Back’s Forward Run with the Ball (2)
    3. Retaining Balance at the Back 2 Zone Small Sided Game (2)
    4. Retaining Balance at the Back with Building Up Play Game (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 23
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE: THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER’S ROLE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Retaining Balance During the Attacking Phase with Zones
    2. Retaining Balance: 2 Zone Negative Transition Game
    3. Retaining Balance: 2 Zone Negative Transition Game (2)

    Attacking Tactical Situation 24
    ANALYSIS: RETAINING BALANCE DURING THE ATTACKING PHASE: THE FULL BACK’S ROLE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Full Back’s Decision Making in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. Timing the Full Back’s Runs in an 8v9 Dynamic SSG
    3. Timing the Full Back’s Runs in an 11v11 Dynamic SSG

    Attacking Tactical Situation 25
    ANALYSIS: THE NEGATIVE TRANSITION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (4 PRACTICES)
    1. 4v4 (+4) Quick Reactions Dynamic Negative Transition Game
    2. 5v5 (+2) Quick Break Attack Small Sided Game
    3. 5v5 (+2) Quick Break Attack Finishing Game
    4. Two Phase Negative Transition 11v11 Game

    Attacking Tactical Situation 26
    ANALYSIS: THE POSITIVE TRANSITION
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (9 PRACTICES)
    SITUATION 1: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Down the Flank - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 1: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Down the Flank - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 2: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Through the Centre - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 2: Winning the Ball Near the Sideline and Attacking Through the Centre - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 3: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Through the Centre - 3 Zone Game
    SITUATION 3: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Through the Centre - 4 Zone Game
    SITUATION 4: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Down the Flank - 5 Zone Game
    SITUATION 4: Winning the Ball Near the Centre and Attacking Down the Flank - 4 Zone Game
    Positive Transition Game with 2 Side Zones

    DEFENDING

    Defending Tactical Situation 1
    ANALYSIS: CHAIN REACTION OF THE MIDFIELDERS AND THE FORWARDS
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Chain Reaction Pressing High Up the Pitch in Side Zones
    2. Cohesion & Compactness in the Pressing Application
    3. Cohesive Shifting Across to Press Near the Sidelines

    Defending Tactical Situation 2
    ANALYSIS: COHESION BETWEEN THE BACK 4 AND THE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Synchronised Movement of the Defenders & the Def. Midfielder
    2. 5v4 Chain Reaction Pressing Near the Sideline
    3. Closing Down the Opposition Full Backs Pressing Game

    Defending Tactical Situation 3
    ANALYSIS: PRESSING HIGH UP THE PITCH AND FORCING THE BALL WIDE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (5 PRACTICES)
    1. Pressing the Ball Wide as a Compact Unit
    2. Dynamic Pressing & Counter Attack Game
    3. Superiority in Numbers Around the Ball Zonal Game
    4. Pressing in 3 Stages Game with 4 Zones
    5. Pressing in 3 Stages Game with 4 Zones (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 4
    ANALYSIS: THE WINGER PUTS PRESSURE ON THE CENTRE BACK TO PREVENT THE PASS TOWARDS THE ADVANCED FULL BACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Chain Reactions to Prevent Forward Passes
    2. Preventing Forward Passes with a Numerical Superiority in the Central Zone
    3. Using Body Shape to Limit Passing Angles for the Centre Backs

    Defending Tactical Situation 5
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING AGAINST A CENTRE MIDFIELDER WITH SPACE TO CREATE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible
    2. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible in the Centre
    3. Movements When Applying Pressure is not Possible in the Centre (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 6
    ANALYSIS: COHESIVE REACTIONS WHEN THE OPPOSITION CREATE SPACE DOWN THE FLANK TO ATTACK
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Dealing With an Opponent Free in Space on the Flank
    2. Defending When Pressing is Not Possible Near the Sidelines
    3. Defending When Pressing is Not Possible Near the Sidelines (2)

    Defending Tactical Situation 7
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING A SWITCH OF PLAY TO THE WEAK SIDE
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. 2v2 Play with Collective Defending on the Flanks
    2. 3v3 Defending on the Flanks in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    3. Quick Collective Reactions: Defending on the Weak Side

    Defending Tactical Situation 8
    ANALYSIS: DEFENDING NEAR THE SIDELINE AND CLOSE TO THE PENALTY AREA
    SESSION FOR THIS TACTICAL SITUATION (3 PRACTICES)
    1. Creating a Numerical Advantage & Taking Up the Correct Positions in the Penalty Area to Defend Crosses
    2. Preventing the Cross on the Flank by Creating a 2v1 Advantage
    3. Creating a Numerical Advantage High Up on the Flank to Block Crosses


    Meet the Author
    Athanasios Terzis

    Athanasios Terzis

  • UEFA 'B' coaching licence

  • M.Sc. certification in coaching and conditioning

  • Soccer Team Tactics

    I played for several teams in Greek professional leagues. At the age of 29 stopped playing and focused on studying football coaching. I have been head coach of several semi-pro football teams in Greece and worked as a technical director in the Academies of DOXA Dramas (Greek football league, 2nd division).

    I have written 6 books including: FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending. (English, Spanish, Japanese & Korean),
    and Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid: A Tactical Analysis - Attacking and Defending . (English & Japanese)

    Analysing games tactically is a great love and strength of mine. I think teams have success only when they prepare well tactically.

    I have watched Barcelona in most of their league and Champions league matches for the last seven years and less frequently over the past twenty years. I believe that this Barcelona side is by far the best Barcelona I have ever seen in regards to their attractive style of play and success in becoming the best football side in the world.

    I have analysed Barcelona’s tactics for this book, which together with the teams’ incredible technical ability allows Barca to perform their attractive brand of football. I have now decided to use my tactical analysis to produce ready made sessions for coaches to train their teams the ‘Barca way.’

    This book contains tactical and technical exercises that have been formulated from the tactical situations which are presented in my previous book ‘ FC Barcelona: A Tactical Analysis ’. We analyse deeply how and why Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona, possibly the best team of all time, used their specific tactics in different situations.

    We provide a training session for each tactical situation with progressive exercises. We produce a guide for how coaches can train the tactics used by F.C. Barcelona.

    My dream is to use my skills at the professional level.


    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like 'Barca Way' with 160 practices organised into 34 ready-made sessions

    Pages: 246
    Practices: 160
    Sessions: 34
    Print: FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U12-18+

    Advanced Spanish Academy Coaching - 120 Technical, Tactical and Conditioning Practices from Top Spanish Coaches Coaching the Tiki Taka Style of Play
    Advanced Spanish Academy Coaching - 120 Technical, Tactical and Conditioning Practices from Top Spanish Coaches Coaching the Tiki Taka Style of Play
    This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR contains Spanish coaching philosophies as well as 120 practices as used in the academies of the Spanish La Liga.

    There are technical and tactical practices for a wide range of topics ideal for coaches at youth level wanting to develop their team to world leading ' Spanish academy standards'.
    Coaching The Tiki Taka Style of Play

    This exceptional book in FULL COLOUR contains a complete coaching resource on the Tiki Taka philosophy, development, training methods, tactical insight and of course practices from FC Barcelona, Ajax, Liverpool and more.

    This book covers some of the following:

  • Learn the Tiki-Taka coaching philosophy
  • How to develop the Tiki Taka method through purpose designed training asessions
  • How to implement the Tiki Taka style of play
  • Practices from FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Villarreal, Liverpool FC and more
  • Blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football
  • Tactical Analysis of Guardiola, Cruyff and Van Gaal’s Positional Systems

  • This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the Tiki Taka style of play, just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Learn how to Coach the 'Tiki-Taka' Style of Play

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 224
    • Practices: 50
    • Tactical: 30
    • Age Group: U11-18+
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    Jed Davies outlines in detail the Tiki-Taka football philosophy popularised by Barcelona and Spain and shows you, the coach, how to implement this style of play. Davies has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea City FC, Villarreal CF and AFC Ajax who have all developed possession based philosophies as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Part 1 explores the development theory that requires an understanding before you are able to produce the Tiki-Taka style of football, this includes: Establishing a Football Philosophy, Identifying Local Talent and Purposeful Training.

    Part 2 looks at the Tiki-Taka philosophy and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions. 50 practices are provided from professional clubs including FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Athletic Bilbao and Liverpool FC.

    Part 3 looks at the influential figures in the evolution of Tiki-Taka with chapters on Rinus Michels (‘The Father of Football’), Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola among others.

    Part 4 looks at the Tactical Theory and provides a blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football. It analyses positional systems, game realistic situations and solves tactical problems such as when the opposition are sitting in a deep low block (‘Parking the Bus’), all using the advice provided from professional coaches who have been involved in the implementation of the Tiki-Taka philosophy.

    Practice Topic Samples:

  • AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
  • FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
  • VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
  • ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
  • LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
  • FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
  • AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game

  • Full Book Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    PART 1: THE TIKI TAKA DEVELOPMENT THEORY

    1. THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL SIDED GAMES FOR TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
    Research and Studies
    The English FA’s Plan for Changes
    Futsal
    Conclusion
    2. LACK OF CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY
    A Critical Analysis of the Long Ball Approach
    3. A GLOBAL FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    Barcelona
    Ajax
    4. ESTABLISHING A CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY)
    Liverpool FC
    5. A LOCAL TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME
    6. PLAYER POTENTIAL AND DEVELOPMENT
    ‘Geniuses Are Made Not Born’: The Polgar Sisters Chess Experiment
    7. FC BARCELONA CASE STUDY
    Approach to Purposeful Training Hours at La Masia
    8. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING
    9. GROWTH MINDSET: CAROL DWECK’S EXPERIMENT
    ‘Always Praise Effort and Not Talent’
    10. TRAINING AT ‘THE EDGE OF YOUR ABILITY’.
    11. COGNITIVE TRAINING
    12. THE POWERS OF TRAINING THE MENTAL ASPECTS OF A PLAYER
    The Power of Imagination: Effective Visualisation
    Eliminating Doubt
    Mental Toughness
    13. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING, A SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    Building Up Play From the Back Dynamic End Line Game

    PART 2: 50 PRACTICES TO COACH THE TIKI TAKA STYLE OF PLAY

    TRAINING METHODS
    PRACTICE FORMAT

    1. FC BARCELONA: The Rondo
    2. FC BARCELONA: The Double Rondo
    3. FC BARCELONA: The Adjacent Passing Square Exercise
    4. FC BARCELONA: The Laureano Ruiz Simplified Triangulation Exercise
    5. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
    6. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+1) Corner To Corner Possession Exercise
    7. FC BARCELONA: Shielding the Ball and Waiting for Support with 3 v 1 Play
    8. AFC AJAX: Directional 6 v 6 ‘3 Goals Game’
    9. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
    10. LIVERPOOL FC: Position Specific 8 v 8 (+1) Possession Exercise
    11. VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
    12. VILLARREAL CF: Match Realistic Overloads in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    13. LIVERPOOL FC: Playing through the Lines in a 4 Zone Passing Exercise
    14. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the Thirds with 1 v 1 Duels
    15. AFC AJAX: 10 v 4 Playing through the Middle Third (Zone)
    16. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Three Zone Small Sided Game
    17. AFC AJAX: Passing in Behind the Defensive Line in a 4 v 4 (+2) SSG with 2 End Zones
    18. FC BARCELONA: Using Width in Your Own Half SSG
    19. FC BARCELONA: Playing Out from the Back 3 Zone SSG
    20. FC BARCELONA: 8 v 9 Phase of Play - Playing against the Deep Block
    21. SWANSEA CITY FC: Position Specific Pattern Play
    22. SWANSEA CITY FC: 8 v 6 Phase of Play - Playing Out from the Back
    23. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
    24. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within a Compact Block (Pattern Play)
    25. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back (Pattern Play)
    26. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back From a Throw-in (Pattern Play)
    27. LIVERPOOL FC: Shooting Practice with Quick Passing
    28. FC BARCELONA: Feeding the Ball into the Front 3 (3 v 3 (+GK) Attacking Practice)
    29. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC: Finding the Centre Forward in the Box 3 v 3 (+GK) Practice
    30. FEYENOORD FC: Raymond Verheijen’s Sprinting & Finishing Under Pressure
    31. AFC AJAX: 3 Man 1 v 1 Duel ‘Moves to Beat’ Dribbling Exercise
    32. FC BARCELONA: The 3 Station Interchanges Exercise (Losing Your Man)
    33. VILLARREAL CF: 4 v 4 Pressing Patterns
    34. VILLARREAL CF: 3 v 3 High Intensity Transition Game
    35. FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
    36. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 2 / 5 v 8 Quick Transition Game with Central Square
    37. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Transition Game with Blocking Zone
    38. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Organisation Position Specific Pattern Play
    39. LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
    40. AFC AJAX: Defensive Shape Transition Game
    41. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘Triggers’ Pressing Game
    42. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘6 Second Rule’ Pressing Game
    43. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Attacking Zone Game
    44. AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game
    45. SWANSEA CITY FC: Attacking in the Final Third (2 v 2s)
    46. FC BARCELONA: 2 v 1 / 2 v 3 Quick Transition Game
    47. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the False 9 in a SSG
    48. FC BARCELONA: 3 Team Vision & Awareness Practice
    49. FC BARCELONA: 3 v 1 / 2 v 2 Awareness Game
    50. FC BARCELONA: 4 Corner Zone Dynamic Transition Game

    PART 3: INFLUENTIAL FIGURES: THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA

    1. THE TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    2. THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL
    The 12 Men Who Changed Football the Most
    3. ARCHIE MCLEAN
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo
    4. URUGUAY 1930
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo

    5. MATTHIAS SINDELAR
    The World’s First Great ‘False 9’
    6. LA MAQUINA AND EVOLUTION’S PATH
    Renato Cesarini & José María Minella
    7. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGYARS
    Gusztáv Sebes
    8. MASLOV’S PRESSING APPROACH
    9. RINUS MICHELS
    The Architect of Total Football
    10. VALERIY LOBANOVSKYI
    The Science of His Pressing Approach
    11. JOHAN CRUYFF
    The Father or Son of Total Football?
    12. LOUIS VAN GAAL
    13. FRANK RIJKAARD
    14. PEP GUARDIOLA
    The Great Exhibition
    GUARDIOLA’S TRANSITIONAL DIAGRAM
    (4-3-3 or the W-W with Full Backs further Forward Turning into a 2-1-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S IN POSSESSION SYSTEM DIAGRAM (2-1-4-3, 3-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S TEAM FORMATION: Players Roles and Responsibilities
    Lionel Messi
    THE FOUNDATIONS OF GUARDIOLA’S PLAYING STYLE: Barcelona’s Youth Development System & the Club
    LIFE AFTER PEP GUARDIOLA: Tito Vilanova

    PART 4: TIKI TAKA TACTICAL THEORY

    MAKING SENSE OF TIKI TAKA AND THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
    What Are the Variables of Tiki Taka Football?
    What Are the “Non-Variables” of Tiki Taka Football?
    Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities
    Themes of the Development History of Tiki Taka
    1. THE SPATIAL POSITIONAL SYSTEM AND CONCEPT OF ‘FORMATION’
    Template for Coaches to Plot Out Their Formation
    Positional Systems
    The Tiki Taka Positional System Template
    Ajax’s Positional System under Van Gaal
    Barcelona’s Positional System under Guardiola
    Summary of Ajax and Barcelona’s Positional System
    Brendan Rogers and the Positional System of Play
    Marcelo Bielsa’s Positional Play
    The Importance of Positioning to Tiki Taka
    2. THE TRANSITION DIFFERENTIALS
    Regaining Possession, a FC Barcelona Case Study
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Regaining Possession
    3. THE ART OF COLLECTIVE PRESSING
    The 6 Second Rule
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Pressing
    FC Barcelona: Preparing for the Negative Transition while in Possession High Up the Pitch
    FC Barcelona: Effective 6 Second Pressing High Up the Pitch
    How 3 Players Can Successfully Press 5
    4. BALL CIRCULATION
    Barcelona USA: A Youth Development Success Story
    Training to Create Habits
    5. THE ATTACKING ATTITUDES
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of Goals Scored 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of the Assists 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    Assessing the Statistics
    Villarreal: A Case Study
    Comparing Swansea City and FC Barcelona’s Possession Based Philosophies
    6. DEFENSIVE ORGANISATION: THE BLOCK
    The 3 Types of ‘Block’
    7. THE CONCLUSION OF THE FOOTBALLING STATES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
    8. THE INDIVIDUAL BASIC TASKS
    Case Study: A Typical 4-3-3 into a 3-4-3
    (1) The Sweeper Goalkeeper
    (2 & 3) The Wing Backs
    (4 & 5) The Central Defenders
    THE MIDFIELD TRIO (6, 8, 10): (6) The Controller (Defensive Midfielder)
    (8) The Second Controller or Central Midfield Playmaker
    (10) The Box to Box or Advanced Central Midfielder
    THE ATTACKING TRIO (7, 11 & 9): (7 & 11) The Inside Forwards
    (9) The False 9 or Central Striker
    9. TACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND VARIATIONS OF THE FORM
    Tactical Problem 1: Struggling to Control Possession and Build up from the Back from a Goal Kick.
    Playing From The Defence Through To The Midfield.
    Tactical Problem 2: The opposition are sitting in a deep low block (also known as “Parking the Bus”) and it has become increasingly difficult to find spaces to penetrate further forward
    ‘The False Touch’ – Example
    Tactical Problem 3: The profile of players available to you make it increasingly difficult to control the games through the theoretical 4-3-3 (3-4-3) and requires a positional system that still provides the options both in attack and to play out from the back
    Tactical Problem 4: You have set your midfield up with 2 controllers and 1 number 10 further forward.
    Your team have a lot of possession but are struggling to play passes forward and control
    possession in the final third
    Tactical Problem 5: You find that your defensive line is too slow to play with the high line necessary for the theoretical system of play and is suffering under the pressure of quicker strikers
    10. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC CASE STUDY
    Developing a Possession Game
    1. Through the Coach:
    2. Through the Player:
    The Process of Possession (Ball Circulation)
    The Attacking Transition
    The Defensive Transition
    The Process of Being Out of Possession (Defensive Block)
    Conclusion
    FINAL THOUGHTS: A SHORT REFLECTIVE MESSAGE

    Meet the Author
    Jed C. Davies

    Jed C. Davies

    Jed is the assistant manager and head of analysis for Oxford University Centaurs and has worked with various youth players throughout Europe.

    He has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea FC, Villarreal CF, AFC Ajax and a number of teams developing a particular fascination with the possession based philosophies in football as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Tiki-Taka football is a style of football popularised by Spain and Barcelona during the decade ending 2010 and is part of a philosophy in football that has existed right from the game’s very beginnings: a way of controlling the game through possession and positional systems.

    Jed Davies has been fortunate enough to speak in great lengths with a number of coaches who work at the clubs who currently advocate the possession based philosophy and in doing so, has developed a clear understanding of what the tiki-taka philosophy is and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions.

    A train of thought has been developed that football that is played in this way is developed through it’s ‘form’: positional systems, attitudes to building up possession etc. Davies therefore has proposed that football tactics should be designed around the dictum “form follows process”, a way of perfect football within an adaptive structure where the structure and positional system is the agent of change, rather than the players themselves.


    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to the 'TIKI-TAKA' style of play just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Pages: 224
    Practices: 50
    Tactics: 30
    Print: FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U11-18+

    Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions - 114 Practices from Goal Analysis of Real Madrid’s 4-2-3-1 Spain Attacking Sessions - 140 Practices from Goal Analysis of the Spanish National Team
    Attacking & Finishing Training Sessions Vol.1 - Real Madrid’s 4-2-3-1 Spain Attacking Sessions 140 Practices from Goal Analysis
    Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions
    114 Practices from Goal Analysis of Real Madrid’s 4-2-3-1
    Learn how to coach your team to play like
    "the best counter attacking team in the world " with
    114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions

    This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR (Jose Mourinho Attacking Sessions) (formerly called Attacking & Finishing Training Sessions) is the first in a series of books which provide you with a blueprint of how to attack and score goals like the world’s best teams.

    Michail is a UEFA ‘A’ license coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of Real Madrid’s best 48 goals in the 2011-2012 season, when they scored a record 121 goals to win the Spanish Championship (La Liga).

    This goal analysis of Jose Mourinho’s tactics has been used to produce 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions . Each goal is analysed, followed by a full session on that specific topic of Real’s attacking play, with clear colour diagrams, detailed descriptions and coaching points.

    You can use these ready-made sessions to practice Real Madrid’s attacking play and combinations. You can learn exactly how Real found attacking solutions for every tactical situation created by opponent’s who defended with a deep, middle or high defensive line.


    Learn how to Attack in the 4-2-3-1 and Coach your team
    to play like "the best counter attacking team in the world"

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 212
    • Practices: 114
    • Sessions : 30
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    A large section of this book is based on the transition phase. You can learn how to coach your team to play like ‘the best counter attacking team in the world.’ There are sessions on the transition from defence to attack in the low, middle and high zones.

    Practices included:
  • Functional Technical Practices
  • Phases of Plays
  • Opposed/Unopposed Zone play
  • Counter-Attacking Exercises
  • Transition Games
  • Small Sided Games

  • Full Book Contents
    Real Madrid Statistics During the 2011/12 Season
    Outline Of Jose Mourinho’s Attacking Tactics.
    Real Madrid’s Players

    CHAPTER 1
    Attacking against Opponents who use a Deep Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: One-Two Combination and Quick Final Ball
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Passing and One-Two Combination Play
    2. Quick One-Two Combination Play
    3. One-Two Combination and Final Ball
    4. One-Two Combination and Final Ball with 2 Options
    5. Double One-Two Combination and Final Ball
    6. One-Two Combination Play with Final Ball in a SSG
    7. Inside Supporting Runs in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: One Touch Combination Play with a 3rd Man Run
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Short and Long Passing Combination Play
    2. Quick Passing Combination, 3rd Man Run and Finish
    3. Quick Combination, 3rd Man Run, Final Ball and Finish
    4. Through Balls & 3rd Man Runs in a Small Sided Game
    5. Quick Combinations & 3rd Man Runs in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: 3rd Man Overlapping Run & Final Ball Behind Defensive Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Dribble inside to Create Space for 3rd Man Overlap
    2. Dribble Inside with 3rd Man Overlap and Finish
    3. Combination, 3rd Man Overlap and Final Ball
    4. Dribble Inside, 3rd Man Overlap and Final Ball
    5. Dribble Inside, 3rd Man Overlap, Support and Final Pass
    6. 3rd Man Overlapping Runs with Side Zones in a SSG (1)G
    7. 3rd Man Overlapping Runs with Side Zones in a SSG (2)

    Goal Analysis: 1v1 on the Flank with Runs from the Centre into the Box
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (6 Practices)
    1. Timing of Runs with Short Crossing and Finishing
    2. Switching Play and Crossing in a Position Specific Practice
    3. 1v1 on the Flanks: Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    4. 1v1 in the Centre and on the Flanks with Side Zones
    5. 2v2 on the Flanks - Crossing & Finishing with Side Zones
    6. 2v2 on the Flanks - Switching Play, Crossing & Finishing

    Goal Analysis: Intelligent Positioning in the Box with Quick Finishing
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Quick Finishing in and Around the Penalty Area
    2. Transition Play - Winning the 2nd Ball with Quick Finishing
    3. Winning the Ball Back Immediately in a Dynamic Game

    Goal Analysis: Full Back’s In Advanced Positions: Crossing and Finishing
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Crossing and Finishing with Advanced Full Backs (1)
    1. Crossing and Finishing with Advanced Full Backs (2)

    Goal Analysis: Switching Play to Change the Point of Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Utilising Width and Switching Play in a Small Sided Game
    2. Switching Play with Advanced Full Backs in a SSG (1)
    3. Switching Play with Advanced Full Backs in a SSG (2)
    4. Using Width and Creating Space in and Around the Box

    Goal Analysis: Timed Runs in Between the Full Back and Centre Back
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Passing in Behind the Defensive Line in a 9 Zone SSG
    2. Exploiting Space in Behind with Diagonal Runs in a SSG
    3. Timing Runs in Between Defenders Who Use a Deep Line

    Goal Analysis: Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line Through the Centre
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 6v6 (+2) Passing into the ‘Goal Zone’ Small Sided Game
    2. 6v6 (+2) Support Play in a 1v1 Zonal Dynamic Game
    3. 7v7 (+2) Runs in Behind and Finishing in a SSG
    4. Receiving in Behind the Defensive Line - 9v9

    Goal Analysis: Timing Runs in Behind to be Onside
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Attacking Combinations & Finishing with the Offside Rule
    2. 6v5 (+GK) Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule (1)
    3. 6v5 (+GK) Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule (2)
    4. Attacking and Finishing with the Offside Rule in a SSG

    CHAPTER 2
    Attacking against Opponents who use a Middle Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: Creating Space for 1v1 Situations on the Flank
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Creating Space on the Flank and Timing Runs from the Centre in an Unopposed Practice
    2. Creating Space on the Flank and Timing Runs from the Centre in an Opposed Practice
    3. 2v2 on the Flanks with Crossing and Finishing
    4. 2v2 on the Flanks with Support from the Centre
    5. Creating a 1v1 Situation on the Flank

    Goal Analysis: Midfield Forward Runs in Behind the Defence
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Forward Runs and Through Balls in a Zonal Game
    2. Timing Runs in Between Defenders in a 4 Zone Game
    3. Timing Runs in Between Defenders in a 9v9 Game
    4. Timing Runs in a Position Specific Zonal Practice

    Goal Analysis: Through Balls from the Flank into the Centre & in Behind
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 6v6 (+2) ‘End Zone’ Final Ball Game
    2. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (1)
    3. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (2)
    4. Passing in Behind a Middle Defensive Line in a 9v9 Game

    Goal Analysis: Long Switch of Play to Create Space for a Final Ball
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TOPIC

    1. Switching Play and Through Balls Against a Middle Defensive Line in a 5 Zone Position Specific Practice

    CHAPTER 3
    Attacking against Opponents who use a High Defensive Line

    Goal Analysis: Playing the Ball in Behind a High Defensive Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. 4 Zone Possession Game
    2. Position Specific 7v7 (+1) Possession Game
    3. Building Up Play Through the Lines in a Position Specific Practice
    4. Playing in Behind a High Defensive Line in an 11v11 Game

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play against Opponent’s who Press High
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Breaking Through Pressure Possession Game
    2. Dynamic Transitional Possession Game in the 4-2-3-1
    3. Playing Through the Lines in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Breaking Through Pressure High Up the Pitch in a 3 Zone Game (1) 5. Breaking Through Pressure High Up the Pitch in a 3 Zone Game (2)

    CHAPTER 4
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Low Zone

    Goal Analysis: Creating and Taking Advantage of 1v1 / 2v2 Situations
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Unopposed Fast Break Attack Practice
    2. Opposed Fast Break Attack with 1v1 / 2v2 Situations

    Goal Analysis: Quick Counter Attacking from the Low Zone
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Transition & Support Play in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. Transition & Support Play with Side Players
    3. 11v11 Transition & Support Play in a 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opposition
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. 3 Team Counter Attacking Small Sided Game
    2. Dynamic 3 Team Counter Attacking Small Sided Game
    3. Playing Wide and Switching Play in a Transition Game
    4. Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opponent in a 3 Zone Transition Game
    5. Exploiting the Weak Side of the Opponent in a 3 Zone Transition Game using a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Long Pass to Switch Play to the Weak Side on the Break
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Fast Break and Switch of Play in a 5 Zone Game (1)
    2. Fast Break and Switch of Play in a 5 Zone Game (2)

    Goal Analysis: Creating and Exploiting Space on the Flanks
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Defensive Organisation to Win Possession with Quick Break from the Low Zone
    2. Fast Combinations, Support and Finishing Practice
    3. Fast Combinations, Support and Finishing Transition Game
    4. Counter Attacking with a 4v3 Situation in a 3 Zone Game
    4. Counter Attacking with a 4v4 Situation in a 3 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Low Zone: Causing Imbalance in a Defensive Line with a Delayed Pass
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. Support Play in a Low Zone Transition Small Sided Game
    2. Fast Break Attacks in Behind the Defensive Line in a Low Zone Transition Game

    CHAPTER 5
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Middle Zone

    Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Middle Zone: Causing Imbalance in a Defensive Line with a Delayed Pass
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Win the Ball, Dribble, Delayed Final Ball and Finish
    2. Win the Ball, Dribble and Delayed Pass in an Opposed Practice
    3. Win the Ball, Dribble and Delayed Pass against a High Line

    Goal Analysis: Winning Possession in the Centre: Breaking vs a High Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Interceptions and Fast Counter Attacking in a 3 Zone Game
    2. Fast Counter Attacking from the Middle Zone (1)
    3. Fast Counter Attacking from the Middle Zone (2)

    Goal Analysis: Overload Fast Break Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. 2v2 / 3v2 Defence to Attack Transition Duel Game
    2. Fast Break Attacks in a 2 Zone Support Play Game
    3. 3v2 Support Play in an Attacking / Defending Duel Game

    CHAPTER 6
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Passing, Pressing and Fast Break in an Unopposed Practice
    2. Possession, Winning the Ball and Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (1)
    3. Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (2)
    4. Counter Attacking in a Dynamic Game (3)

    CHAPTER 7
    Building Up Play from the Low Zone To The High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Passing Through the Midfield Line from the Back
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Possession & Forward Passing in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    2. 6v6 (+2) Possession & Forward Passing in a 3 Zone Dynamic Game
    3. Passing Through the Midfield Line Transition Game
    4. Passing Through the Midfield Line in a 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game
    5. Passing Through Midfield Line & Finishing in a 5 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play from the Back Through the Centre
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. 9v9 (+2) Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
    2. Building Up Play from the Back in 1v1 / 2v2 / 3v3 Zones

    Goal Analysis: Build Up Play with a 4v4 Situation on the Flank
    PRACTICE FOR THIS TOPIC

    1. Building Up Play From the Back with a 4v4 Central Zone

    Goal Analysis: Creating 1v1 and 2v1 Situations Near the Penalty Area
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. ‘End to End’ 3v3 (+3) Possession Game
    2. ‘End to End’ 5v5 (+1) Possession Game
    3. Build Up Through the Centre and Support Play in a 9 Zone Dynamic 10v10 Game

    Meet the Author

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

  • UEFA 'A' coaching licence

  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education, specialising in Soccer Conditioning.
  • I am 38 years old and started playing football at the age of 10 for F.C Doxa Dramas in Greece. I played in all the age levels before progressing to the first team when I was 19 years old. I played for 10 years as a professional at all levels of Greek football for the following teams: Doxa Dramas, Iltex Likoi (WOLVES), Agrotikos Asteras, Ethnikos K., Pandramaikos and Olimpiakos Volou.

    During my career I won 6 championships with 5 different teams. At the age of 29 I stopped playing and completed my studies in fitness conditioning and football coaching. I was also a student of the UEFA coaching schools (H.F.F in Greece) and I am a fully certified UEFA A’ licence coach.

    I started my coaching career in youth football for 3 years and for the last 4 years I have been a head coach in 3 different semi-professional teams in Greece (winning 2 championships). The aim is to develop young players to be professional footballers. My desire is to work at a higher level elsewhere in Europe. Football is my main focus in life and I have a deep passion for coaching. From very early I was interested in studying training methods as well as to observe and analyse how they are successfully applied (in all phases of the game).

    I love to learn from the great and successful teams who help to evolve the game. For my first book I wanted to use my skills to create great content for coaches all over the world to improve their training sessions. I decided to analyse a team coached by one of the most successful coaches in the last 10 years, Jose Mourinho.

    The season in which all these goals were scored was 2011- 2012 when Jose lead Real Madrid to the Spanish championship (La Liga). I think this is a book which provides content that has not been produced before. We have combined a comprehensive analysis of the phases of play which lead to goals with training exercises that can be used for coaches to train the 4-2-3-1.
    1. We analyse Jose Mourinho’s tactics and the phases of play which lead to Real Madrid’s best goals and how to recognise and find solutions against different opposition’s formations and tactical situations.
    2. We created specific practices to train how to apply the same objectives to your team and achieve the same results.

    In life, I believe it is not what you own that matters, but what you create. So I have decided to make this book. My favourite motto is ‘You can always do much more.’

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like " the best counter attacking team in the world" with 114 practices organised into 30 ready-made sessions

    Pages: 212
    Practices: 114
    Sessions: 30
    Print: IN FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U12 - 18+

    Spain Attacking Sessions
    140 Practices from Goal Analysis of the Spanish National Team
    Learn how to coach your team to play like
    "the best national side in the world" with
    140 practices organised into 31 ready-made sessions

    This top class book in FULL COLOUR - Spain Attacking Sessions is the 2nd in a series of books which provide you with a blueprint of how to attack and score goals like the world’s best teams.

    Michail is a UEFA ‘A’ license coach and has provided a full and extensive analysis of the Spanish National Team's best goals during the 2008-2012 period when Spain won Euro 2008, the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

    This goal analysis has been used to produce 31 ready-made sessions (140 practices) including: functional technical practices, patterns/phases of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play and small sided games.

    You, the coach, can learn how to train your team in the same style as Spain and adapt your own training methods to produce outstanding results.


    Learn how to Attack and Coach your team
    to play like "the best national team in the world"

    This book includes:

    • 272 Pages
    • FULLCOLOUR Print
    • 48 Goal Analysis
    • 31 Sessions
    • 140 Practices
    • U12-Pro Level

    See full coaching topics below:


    This book includes chapters on how to play in all the different phases of the game and against various different oppositions and formations. The first 3 chapter are based on attacking against teams which defend in the low, the middle and the high zone. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 focus on the transition from defence to attack in the low, middle and high zone.

    Learn exactly how Spain found attacking solutions for every tactical situation with sessions such as:

    • Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre
    • Fast Break Attacks
    • Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: Passing through the Lines
    • Quick Transition to Attack when Defending a Corner Kick
    • Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area


    Practice Topic Samples:

    • Quick Finishing in a 2 Zone 6 v 6 (+4) Small Sided Game
    • One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing
    • 6 (+4) v 4 Possession Play in the Centre Transition Game
    • Crossing & Finishing with Quick Transitional Wide Counter Attacks
    • Switching Positions to Create Space in a 6 v 6 (+4) End to End Possession Game
    • Transition to Defence / Attack in a 4 (+2) v 4 Possession Game
    • Possession Play & Pressing in a 4 (+3) v 4 Transition Game

    Full Book Contents
    Summary Of Spain Between 2008 & 2012
    Spain Formation (4-4-2) & Players for UEFA Euro 2008 Finals
    Spain Formation (4-3-3) & Players for FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals
    Spain Formation (4-2-3-1) & Players for UEFA Euro 2012 Finals
    Coaching Format


    CHAPTER 1
    Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Low Zone

    Goal Analysis: Attacking Inside the Penalty Area
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice
    2. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice (2)
    3. Directional First Touch and Finishing Inside the Penalty Area
    4. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 (+8) Small Sided Game
    5. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 Small Sided Game
    6. Quick Finishing in a 2 Zone 6 v 6 (+4) Small Sided Game
    7. Directional First Touch and Quick Finishing in a Position Specific Zonal Game

    Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (6 Practices)
    1. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run
    2. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing
    3. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing (2)
    4. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a 6 v 6 (+2) Small Sided Game
    5. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
    6. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a Position Specific 3 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. One-Two Combination & Dribbling Practice
    2. One-Two Combination, 3rd Man Run and Finishing Practice
    3. One-Two Combination on the Flanks in a Position Specific Pattern of Play
    4. One-Two Combinations in a Position Specific 11 v 11 Zonal Game

    Goal Analysis: Passing in Behind a Defensive Line Positioned on the Edge of the Box
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    Full Pitch Template for 5 Practices
    1. 6 (+4) v 4 Possession Play in the Centre Transition Game
    2. 10 v 10 Tactical Movements in the Middle Zone Possession Game
    3. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind the Defence Goal Zone Game
    4. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game
    5. 11 v 11 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from Deep
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Full Back’s Support Play in a 9 v 9 (+2) End to End Possession Game
    2. Full Back’s Support Play in a 10 v 10 (+2) End to End Possession Game on a Full Pitch
    3. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game
    4. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)

    Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from the Byline
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Continuous Crossing & Finishing Practice
    2. Crossing & Finishing with Quick Transitional Wide Counter Attacks
    3. 2 v 1 Flank Play in a Dynamic Zonal Game

    Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Unopposed Pattern of Play
    2. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Opposed Pattern of Play
    3. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 7 v 6 Zonal Game
    4. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 9 v 10 Zonal Game

    Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game
    2. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game (2)
    3. Attacking through the Centre and Shooting from Distance in a 6 v 6 Dynamic Small Sided Game

    Goal Analysis: Individual Play: Dribbling & Creativity
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Dribbling Inside from the Flank and Shooting Unopposed
    2. Switching Play & Finishing in a Continuous 1 v 1 Duel Practice
    3. Double 1 v 1 Play on the Flank & Finishing in a Dynamic Side Zone Practice

    CHAPTER 2
    Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Middle Zone

    Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Switching Positions to Create Space
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Switching Positions to Create Space in a Combination Pattern of Play
    2. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 6 v 6 (+4) End to End Possession Game
    3. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 7 v 7 (+4) Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
    4. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 9 v 9 Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
    5. Switching Positions Attacking Combination Play in an 11 v 10 Position Specific Game with Central Zone

    Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Maintaining Possession Before Quickly Switching Play to the Opposition’s Weak Side
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (4 Practices)
    1. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction
    2. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction (2)
    3. Attacking from the Back with One-Two Combinations Pattern of Play
    4. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a Position Specific Attacking Combination Practice

    Goal Analysis: Through Balls from the Flank into the Centre & in Behind
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. 6v6 (+2) ‘End Zone’ Final Ball Game
    2. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (1)
    3. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (2)
    4. Passing in Behind a Middle Defensive Line in a 9v9 Game
    5. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a 4 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
    1. 10 v 10 Passing through the Lines in a 6 Zone Possession Game
    2. Passing through the Lines in a 3 Zone Possession Game with a Middle Safety Zone
    3. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game
    4. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)
    5. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (3)

    Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flank
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. 6 v 6 (+6) Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
    2. 10 v 10 Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
    3. Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flanks in a Position Specific 5 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
    1. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 (+4) 2 Zone Possession Game
    2. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 2 Zone Possession Game with 4 Goals
    3. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 Game with 2 Goals
    4. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in a 9 v 9 (+2) 3 Zone Game
    5. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 11 v 11 3 Zone Game

    CHAPTER 3
    Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 6 v 4 Transition Game
    2. Transition to Defence / Attack in a 4 (+2) v 4 Possession Game
    3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game
    4. Attacking from the Back Under Pressure in a 6 v 5 Dynamic Game
    5. Attacking from the Back in a Dynamic Zonal Attacking Game

    Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 7 v 4 Transition Game
    2. Possession Play & Pressing in a 4 (+3) v 4 Transition Game
    3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game (2)
    4. Possession & Pressing in a Continuous 4 Grid Transition Game
    5. Keeping Possession in the Low Zone, Switching Play & Fast Attacks in an 11 v 11 Zonal Game
    CHAPTER 4
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Low Zone

    Goal Analysis: Quick Transition to Attack when Defending a Corner Kick
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Quick Passing Combination, Diagonal Runs & Dribbling Practice
    2. Quick Passing Combination, 3rd Man Run & Dribbling Practice
    3. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank
    4. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank on a Full Pitch
    5. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank in a Fully Active Game Situation

    Goal Analysis: Playing Quickly from Back to Front: Exploiting 1v1, 2v1 or 2v2 Situations in the Final Third
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (6 Practices)
    1. GROUP A: Passing Exercise with 1v1 Duel
    2. GROUP A: Possession and 1 v 1 Duels in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
    3. GROUP A: 1v1 / 2v2 Duels in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game
    4. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game
    5. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game (2)
    6. GROUP A & B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball
    - 2 v 2 Support Play in a 3 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: Passing through the Lines
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Building Up Play Quickly Through the Lines Small Sided Games
    2. Quick Transition to Attack from the Back in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    3. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Game
    4. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: (4 v 3 +1 Situation)
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (2 Practices)
    1. GROUP A: Win the Ball, Counter Attack & Quick Negative Transition (Switching the Point of Defence)
    2. GROUP B: Transition from Defence to Attack in a 4 v 5 (+2) Dynamic Zonal Game
    3. GROUP B: 6 v 6 Quick Reactions in a 2 Zone Transition Phase Game
    4. Group A & B: Winning the Ball & 4 v 3 (+1) Fast Break Attacks in a 3 Zone Transition Game on a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Fast Break Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel
    2. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel (2)
    3. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game
    4. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game (2)

    Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack with a Numerical Disadvantage in the Opposition Half
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 2 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
    2. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
    3. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game on a Full Pitch

    CHAPTER 5
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Middle Zone

    Goal Analysis: Quick Counter Attack in a 2 v 2 Situation with Curved Outside Run
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (7 Practices)
    1. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind
    2. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind (2)
    3. Attacking Combination Play with Inside / Outside Runs
    4. Attacking Combination Play with Curved Outside Run and Shot
    5. Inside & Outside Attacking Runs with 2 v 1 Duel and Finishing
    6. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass Out Wide in a 7 v 7 Dynamic 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    7. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass
    Out Wide in a Dynamic 3 Zone Game

    Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone, Quick Pass and Counter Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (6 Practices)
    1. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game
    2. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game with Goals
    3. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line
    (4-4-2 / 4-4-1-1 Pattern of Play)
    4. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line in a 6 v 5 Zonal Game
    5. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Passing Immediately in Behind
    (Position Specific 8 v 8 Game)
    6. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Quick Counter Attack
    in a 5 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Creating a Numerical Advantage in the Centre & Quick Counter Attack using the Flank
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (4 Practices)
    1. Break through the Centre, Pass to the Flank, Support Play & Finishing Practice
    2. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 5 v 5 (+4) Transition Game
    3. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 2 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in an 11 v 11 Game on a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Quick Pass in Behind the Defensive Line after Regaining Possession
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game without Goalkeepers
    2. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game with Goalkeepers & Passing Gates
    3. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game
    4. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game (2)
    5. Fast Break Attacks in a Dynamic 4 Zone 11 v 11 Transition Game

    Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Middle Zone: Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Fast Break Attack Game with 4 Different Scenarios
    2. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game
    3. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game (2)
    4. Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence in a Dynamic 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
    5. Fast Break Attacks with Different Numerical Scenarios in an 11 v 11 Game

    CHAPTER 6
    The Transition from Defence to Attack in the High Zone

    Goal Analysis: Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Continuous 6 v 5 Zonal Possession Game
    2. Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic Transition Game with 4 Goals
    3. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Small Sided Game
    4. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
    5. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 7 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

    Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball & One-Two Combination High Up the Pitch
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. One-Two Combinations with Passive Pressing
    2. One-Two Combinations in Direction of Play with Passive Pressing
    3. Dribbling, One-Two Combinations & Finishing Practice
    4. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
    5. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game

    Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (3 Practices)
    1. Quick Transition to Attack / Defence Dynamic 9 v 9 Possession Game
    2. High Press & Counter Attack in a 9 v 7 (+4) Small Sided Game
    3. High Press & Counter Attacking in a Position Specific Game

    Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack
    SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
    (5 Practices)
    1. Continuous Transition to Defence & then Transition to Attack in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Game
    2. High Intensity 8 v 8 Pressing Game with Empty Goals
    3. Continuous Transition to Defence / Attack in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
    4. Continuous Dynamic 9 v 9 Transition Game with Shooting Zone
    5. Winning Possession High Up the Pitch in an 11 v 11 Transition Game

    Meet the Author

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

    Michail Tsokaktsidis

  • UEFA 'A' coaching licence

  • Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and Sports Science, specialising in Soccer Conditioning.
  • I am 39 years old and started playing football at the age of 10 for F.C Doxa Dramas in Greece. I played in all the age levels before progressing to the first team when I was 19 years old. I played for 10 years as a professional at all levels of Greek football for the following teams: Doxa Dramas, Iltex Likoi (WOLVES), Agrotikos Asteras, Ethnikos K., Pandramaikos and Olimpiakos Volou.

    During my career I won 6 championships with 5 different teams. At the age of 29 I stopped playing and completed my studies in fitness conditioning and football coaching. I was also a student of the UEFA coaching schools (H.F.F in Greece) and I am a fully certified UEFA A’ licence coach.

    I started my coaching career in youth football for 3 years and for the last 4 years I have been a head coach in 3 different semi-professional teams in Greece (winning 2 championships). The aim is to develop young players to be professional footballers. My desire is to work at a higher level elsewhere in Europe. Football is my main focus in life and I have a deep passion for coaching. From very early I was interested in studying training methods as well as to observe and analyse how they are successfully applied (in all phases of the game).

    I love to learn from the great and successful teams who help to evolve the game. For my second book of the series, I wanted to use my skills to create great content for coaches all over the world to improve their training sessions. I decided to analyse the most successful national team in recent years, Spain. They are a team which play attractive, but also effective football and have
    conquered all before them. The period in which all these goals were scored was 2008-2012 (official competitive games) when Spain won Euro 2008, the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

    I think this is a book which provides content that has not been produced before. We have combined a comprehensive analysis of the phases of play which lead to goals with training exercises that can be used for coaches to train the same tactical situations used with many formations such as the 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 4-1-4-1 and 4-2-3-1.

    1. We analyse Spain’s tactics and the phases of play which lead to their best goals and work on how to recognise and find solutions against different opposition’s formations and various tactical situations.
    2. We created specific practices to train how to apply the same objectives to your team and achieve the same results.

    In life, I believe it is not what you own that matters, but what you create. So I have decided to make this series of books. My favourite motto is ‘You can always do much more.’

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to play like " the best national side in the world" with 140 practices organised into 31 ready-made sessions

    • 272 Pages
    • FULLCOLOUR Print
    • 48 Goal Analysis
    • 31 Sessions
    • 140 Practices
    • U12-Pro Level
    Spanish Academy Soccer Coaching - 120 Practices from the Coaches of Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid & Athletic Bilbao Louis van Gaal's Coaching Philosophy and Practices
    Spanish Academy Soccer Coaching - 120 Practices from the Coaches of Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid & Athletic Bilbao Louis van Gaal's Coaching Philosophy and Practices
    This incredible book IN FULL COLOUR contains Spanish coaching philosophies as well as 120 practices as used in the academies of the Spanish La Liga. There are technical and tactical practices for a wide range of topics ideal for coaches at youth level wanting to develop their team to world leading 'Spanish academy standards'.

    This gives you a completely unique opportunity to learn the types of practices some of the best Spanish Academy coaches run their sessions.

    Louis van Gaal's
    Coaching Philosophy and Practices
    A Unique Opportunity to Learn from one of the World's Best Coaches

    This fantastic new Louis van Gaal book in FULL COLOUR gives you the unique opportunity to learn from the man himself about his coaching philosophy.

    The book is packed full of in depth interviews with Louis van Gaal describing his football philosophy. The topics included are:

    • Preparation and Tactics
    • How to Manage a Team
    • Data Analysis
    • The Periodization of Fitness Training
    • Man Management
    • The importance of Tactics and Psychology
    • 35 Louis van Gaal practices
    The included 35 Louis van Gaal practices are from his time with the Netherlands, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

    The Netherlands training practices in this book were observed at Quick Boys in Katwijk, at the Dutch training accommodation in Hoenderloo, in various stadiums across Europe, during the 2014 training camp in Lagos (Portugal) and in Brazil during the World Cup.

    There were many of the same types of training, but the methodological progress was thought out and the coaching moments were increasingly detailed and demanding.


    Learn from one of the most successful coaches in world football
    This book includes:
    • 154 Pages
    • FULL CO LOUR Print
    • 35 Practices
    • U14-Pro Level
    See full contents below:

    Practice Topic Samples:
    • Timing of Movement in a Quick One-Two Combination Drill With Third Man Run
    • 5 V 3 Awareness Time and Space Possession Exercise
    • Collective Defending In an 8 V 7 Game Situation
    • Positional Support Play in an 8 (+2) V 8 (+2) Possession Game
    • Press High Up the Pitch, Win the Ball and Counter Attack in a 7 V 6 (+Gk) Practice
    • Switch of Play, 1 V 1 Flank Play + Crossing and Finishing Practice
    • Coaching Positional Roles to Build Up Play in a 6 Zone 8 V 8 (+Gk) Functional Practice
    • Set Play: Wide Free-Kick - Timing of Runs and Finishing

    Full Book Contents

    CHAPTER 1

    PRE-WORLD CUP 2014 ANALYSIS: THE 3-5-2 / 3-4-1-2 FORMATION
    A First Analysis of Netherlands’ New Style of Play: The 3-5-2 / 3-4-1-2
    What Did Louis Van Gaal Learn from Netherlands Vs Ecuador?
    Build up Play
    Set Combination Play
    Conclusion

    CHAPTER 2

    PREPARATION AND TACTICS FOR THE 2014 WORLD CUP
    No Trends
    Coaching Language
    Technical Director
    Progress in Build up Play
    Being Compact in Defence
    Player Awareness
    The Opposition
    The Strength of the Netherlands
    Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

    CHAPTER 3

    HOW TO MANAGE THE DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM: THE THREE ASSIGNMENTS
    Staff
    Three Assignments
    Fitness
    Scout7
    Line-up
    Division of Tasks
    The Hotel Requirements
    Pre-match Planning
    Desire
    The Barcelona Style of Play
    Media
    Selecting a Captain
    Communicating with Players
    Structure
    Rotation
    Motivation
    Style of Play
    Midfield
    Focus
    Conclusion
    Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

    CHAPTER 4

    LOUIS VAN GAAL NETHERLANDS TRAINING PRACTICES 2012-2014
    Practice Format

    PRACTICES
    1: Passing + Dribble Combination ‘Triangle’
    2: Double One-Two Combination Triangle
    3: Double One-Two Combination Triangle (2)
    4: Passing ‘Square’ - Receive, Directional Touch, Pass and Follow
    5: Passing ‘Square’ - Timing of Movement in a Quick One-Two Combination Drill
    6: Timing of Movement in a Quick One-two Combination Drill with Third Man Run
    7: Moving to Receive in a One Touch Passing Drill
    8: ‘Y-shape’ - Dribble, Change Direction + Pass
    9: ‘Y-shape’ - One-two Combination, Pass + Dribble
    10: ‘Y-shape’ - Double One-two Combination, Timing the Forward Run + Dribble
    11: 5 V 3 Awareness Time and Space Possession Exercise
    12: 6 V 7 (+Gk) Attack Vs Defence - Combinations to Break through
    13: Collective Defending in an 8 V 7 Game Situation
    14: Positional Support Play in an 8 (+2) V 8 (+2) Possession Game
    15: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go + Dribble in a Continuous Drill
    16: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Third Man Run + Dribble in a Continuous Drill
    17: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go, Third Man Run + Dribble in a
    Continuous Drill
    18: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go, Third Man Run + Dribble in a
    Continuous Drill (2)
    19: High Speed of Play Quick Finishing 6 V 6 Small Sided Game
    20: Positional Play in a 7 V 3 Possession Game
    21: Attack Formation (2-3-2) V Defence Crossing and Finishing Practice
    22: Press High up the Pitch, Win the Ball and Counter Attack in a 7 V 6 (+Gk) Practice
    23: Switch of Play, 1 V 1 Flank Play + Crossing and Finishing Practice
    24: Switching Play in a Box Formation 5v5 Small Sided Game with Outfield Goalkeepers
    25: Shooting Practice with One-two Combinations (1)

    CHAPTER 5

    LOUIS VAN GAAL TRAINING PRACTICES FROM AZ ALKMAAR, BAYERN MUNICH & MANCHESTER UTD

    AZ ALKMAAR PRACTICES
    1. Coaching Positional Roles to Build up Play in a 6 Zone 8 V 8 (+Gk) Functional Practice
    2. Coaching Positional Roles to Build up Play in a 7 Zone 11 V 11 Game

    BAYERN MUNICH PRACTICES
    1. Timing of Movement in Double One-two Triangle Passing Combination
    2. Timing Movement in Double One-two Passing Combination + Dribble

    MANCHESTER UTD PRACTICES
    1. Passing Diamond with Quick Combination Play
    2. Passing Diamond with Quick Combination Play (2)
    3. Shooting Practice with One-two Combinations (2)
    4. Set Play: Short Corner - Cross and Finish
    5. Set Play: In-swinging Corner and Finishing
    6. Set Play: Wide Free-kick - Timing of Runs and Finishing

    CHAPTER 6

    DATA ANALYSIS AND THE PERIODIZATION OF FITNESS TRAINING
    Football Conditioning
    Fitness Analysis
    Interpreting Data
    Tactical Analysis
    3d Game Analysis
    Chapter Summary

    CHAPTER 7

    COACHING PLAYERS IN THE SITUATION & CREATING A ‘WINNING CLIMATE’
    Style of Play
    Pieces of the Puzzle
    Creativity
    Eleven versus Eleven
    Defending
    The Human and Footballer
    Perspective
    The Mental Aspect
    Video Analysis
    The Importance of Youth Development for Dutch Football
    Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

    CHAPTER 8

    THE IMPORTANCE OF TACTICS AND PSYCHOLOGY
    One Step at the Time
    Buying Players
    Pressing
    The Diamond Midfield
    Video Analysis
    Fc Barcelona
    Attacking
    The ‘Masterplan’
    Jose Mourinho
    Psychology
    Flexible and Honest
    Netherlands
    The World Cup
    Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

    CHAPTER 9

    RINUS MICHELS & VAN GAAL ON THE FUTURE OF DUTCH FOOTBALL
    Another Style of Play?
    Dutch Football Philosophy
    Wingers
    Breaking Point
    Implementation
    The Transition Phase
    Director of Football
    Regional Coaches
    Louis Van Gaal Quotes

    Louis van Gaal: Coaching Roles and Honours
    Louis van Gaal
    • Ajax - 1991-1997 - Head Coach
      - Eredivisie: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96
      - KNVB Cup: 1992–93
      - Johan Cruijff Shield: 1993, 1994, 1995
      - UEFA Champions League: 1994–95; Runner-up 1995–96
      - UEFA Cup: 1991–92
      - UEFA Super Cup: 1995
      - Intercontinental Cup: 1995
    • FC Barcelona - 1997-2000 - Head Coach
      - La Liga: 1997–98, 1998–99
      - Copa del Rey: 1997–98
      - UEFA Super Cup: 1997
    • Netherlands - 2000-2002 - Head Coach
    • FC Barcelona - 2002-2003 - Head Coach

    • AZ - 2005-2007 - Head Coach
      - Eredivisie: 2008–09

    • Bayern Munich - 2009-2011 - Head Coach
      - Bundesliga: 2009–10
      - DFB-Pokal: 2009–10
      - DFB-Supercup: 2010
      - UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2009–10
    • Netherlands - 2012-2014 - Head Coach
      - FIFA World Cup third place: 2014

    • Manchester United - 2014-Current - Head Coach

    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you unique opportunity to learn from Louis van Gaal about his Coaching Philosophy.

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    • 35 Practices
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    "Possession: Play Football The Spanish Way!"

    Why is Spanish Football World
    Leaders at Keeping Possession?

    This eBook gives You a Chance to Learn the Spanish Coaching
    Philosophy of Why and How to Use Possession in your Sessions.
    As well as the Same Possession Games used at Real Madrid Academy!

    This Spanish Possession game ebook contains Spanish coaching philosophies on possession and how to use possession games into your sessions, as well as 50 Possession practices as used at Real Madrid academy.

    This gives you a unique opportunity to learn the type of practices used by 'La Liga' Spanish Academy Coach;
    Jesus E. Gutierrez

    Guti worked for 5 years in the academy of Real Madrid as head coach for the teams from U14 to U16, while simultaneously being assistant coach for U18 team.

    Now you can use the same possession practices for your own sessions as used in the academy of Real Madrid

    This gives you a unique opportunity to learn the type of
    practices used at the Spanish Academy of Real Madrid
  • Pages: 106
  • Practices: 50
  • Age: U11 - 18+
  • See full coaching topics below:


    "It is my belief that coaches will find this manual to be a useful tool and above all an inspiration in the planning of training sessions, which will give the real leaders of the game the players the chance to learn and have fun at the same time."

    Javier Miñano
    Spanish National First Team Fitness Coach


    Jose A. Fernandez Lopez

    Jesus E. Gutierrez
    Real Madrid Academy Coach

    Jesus E. Gutierrez, born in Madrid July 1969 played in the academy teams of Real Madrid up to U17. He has been educated at the highest level within the framework of Spanish Football Federation. Guti worked for 5 years in the academy of Real Madrid as head coach for the teams from U14 to U16, while simultaneously being assistant coach for U18 team. Guti currently works for the Madrid Football Federation as an instructor on levels 1 and 2.

    Real Madrid

    Jesus E. Gutierrez explains the importance of possession games, why and how to them. He also gives you insight in the philosophy of coaching young players in general.

    In the 2nd part of the book Guti shows you 50 of the top possession practices that they use at Real Madrid Academy

    Book Contents and List of practices that Guti will share with you:

    • Initial thoughts on playing styles
    • - The attacking phase
    • - The defending phase
    • - The combination game
    • - Combination attack
    • - The attacking approach
    • - The importance of ball control and passing
    • Possession games: A definition
    • Why possession games?
    • - How to improve the combination game
    • - What should the players be alert to before receiving the ball?
    • - What to be aware of with the ball at your feet.
    • - What to be aware of after passing the ball
    • Objectives for possession games
    • How to use the exercises
    • The collection and classification of the possession games
    • Practice 1. OVERLOAD Possession Game
    • Practice 2. DIAGONAL GOALS Possession Game
    • Practice 3. RECTANGLE IN THE MIDDLE Possession Game
    • Practice 4. 3 ZONES WITH 3 GOALKEEPERS
    • Practice 5. KEEP POSSESSION OR SCORE
    • Practice 6. ZONES A-B-C Possession Game
    • Practice 7. PITCH WITH 3 ZONES
    • Practice 8. 8 GOALS Possession Game
    • Practice 9. 8 SQUARES Possession Game
    • Practice 10. 8 V 4 + 4 ON AN ADJOINING PITCH
    • Practice 11. 3 COLOURS Possession Game
    • Practice 12. PLAYING AREAS OF DIFFERENT SIZES
    • Practice 13. 4 SUPPORTING PLAYERS IN THE CORNERS
    • Practice 14. GOALKEEPERS IN THE CORNERS
    • Practice 15. 3 TEAMS AND 2 HALVES OF THE PITCH
    • Practice 16. COUNTING PASSES IN ONE OR TWO AREAS
    • Practice 17. 4 VS 4 + 1 JOKER IN 2 RECTANGLES
    • Practice 18. KEEPING THE BALL, SUPPORT AND WINNING BACK POSSESSION
    • Practice 19. A 5'er - 4 CORNERS WITH 1 IN THE MIDDLE
    • Practice 20. 2 TRIANGULAR GOALS Possession Game
    • Practice 21. CONTROL THE RECTANGLES Possession Game
    • Practice 22. GOALKEEPERS' ISLAND Possession Game
    • Practice 23. 3 GOALS IN THE MIDDLE Possession Game
    • Practice 24. PASSES AND SHOTS Possession Game
    • Practice 25. GOALKEEPERS AT THE BOTH ENDS Possession Game
    • Practice 26. 5 V 5 WITH 4 + 4 SUPPORT-PLAYERS
    • Practice 27. TOTAL PRESSURE Possession Game
    • Practice 28. MAINTAIN POSSESSION IN THE CENTRE AND 1 V 1 IN THE CORNERS
    • Practice 29. 4 V 2 IN 3 ZONES Possession Game
    • Practice 30. CHANGE DIRECTION TOWARDS THE SQUARES
    • Practice 31. CHANGE POSITIONS AT BOTH ENDS
    • Practice 32. SMALL AREAS WITH PRESSURE Possession Game
    • Practice 33. 12 V 6 (8 V 6 IN THE MIDDLE)
    • Practice 34. KEEPING POSSESSION AND 1 V 1 AGAINST THE GOALKEEPER
    • Practice 35. PLAY IN MIDFIELD AND ON THE WINGS
    • Practice 36. POSSESSION, PASSES TO THE WING, SHOTS AND HEADERS
    • Practice 37. GAME OF GOALKEEPERS
    • Practice 38. AMERICAN FOOTBALL Possession Game
    • Practice 39. GET 6 BALLS OFF THE PITCH Possession Game
    • Practice 40. A PITCH WITH 4 DOORS Possession Game
    • Practice 41. 4 GOALS Possession Game
    • Practice 42. TOTAL PRESSURE IN THE CENTRAL AREA
    • Practice 43. TOPPLE CONES Possession Game
    • Practice 44. 2 INDIVIDUAL MARKINGS Possession Game
    • Practice 45. 4 QUARTERS Possession Game
    • Practice 46. 6 PASSES OR 1 WALL-PASS AND THEN A PASS TO THE GOALKEEPER
    • Practice 47. NO FORWARD PASSES Possession Game
    • Practice 48. DRIBBLE TO SCORE Possession Game
    • Practice 49. CONTROL CROSSES ON THE WINGS
    • Practice 50. TOUCH TO CHANGE POSSESSION

    All of the practices are presented with clear diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variation.

    This is an opportunity for you to learn from top a former Real Madrid academy coach and current Madrid Football Federation instructor.

    Learn Why and How to Use Possession in your Sessions. As well as the Same Possession Games used at Real Madrid Academy!

    Pages: 106
    Practices: 50
    Age Group - practices for: age U11 - 18+.