All posts by Mike Saif

Training a Functional First Touch

In this week's Animated Drills Video, Matthew Carroll shares a drill to train the all-important functional first touch. The diagram is created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See

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Combination Play to Switch the Field

In this week's Animated Drills Video, Matthew Carroll shares a drill to train combination play to switch the field of play. The diagram is created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See

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Attacking From Wide Areas

In this week's Animated Drills Video, Matthew Carroll shares a drill to train attacking from wide areas. The diagram is created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at w...

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Rondo to Train the Covering Defender

In this week’s Animated Drills Video, Matthew Carroll shares a rondo that will help train your players on the first defender, the covering defender and also passing and possession. The diagram is

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Interview with Gary Mardle

Interview with Gary Mardle Listen or download audio ​Gary has three jobs with his soccer coaching.He is the coaching education manager at Premier League Tours who organize

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Member Update 100119

Over the past few months we have added tons of new members…both Free Members and Elite Members. Check the video for an update with details of new books, discounts for Free Members, and more. As always,

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Is VAR Working? And if not, what should be done about it?

Is VAR working? And if not, what should be done about it?I would love to hear what you think about this. Please let me know in the "Comments" section below.The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has caused

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Ask the Expert Feature For Elite Members

New Feature for the Elite MembershipEver wondered what to do if your back four is giving up too much space or your midfielders are getting overrun or how to deal with a problem parent?  Now you can

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Elite Membership Update 090917

Get More Out Of Your MembershipAre you using the "Favorites" folder? Info on upcoming new books for members and do you watch English Premier League games? Check out the video for all the info. Favorites

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Membership Updates 112916

If you haven't done so already, make sure you check out this 17 page article about the tactics of Klopp versus those of Mourinho and how the 4-3-3 compares to the 4-2-3-1.Books Will Be FREE

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