The last line of defense and the beginning of attacks – goalkeepers are integral pieces of all successful teams, if not overlooked. To gain insight into a quite misunderstood position and their training methodology, we interview Mirza Harambasic, a goalkeeper coach for the academy of MLS’ Real Salt Lake.
We examine the topic of tactical principles and the importance of understanding its different meanings and its use in coaching.
Potential Strategic Consequences of Introducing Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in Top Level Professional Football Coaching
We discuss the potential strategic impacts of VAR on both player and coaching behavior in top level competition.
The main thesis addressed is that sometimes making small changes through simple (individual) rules can improve to a great extent the collective functioning without needing more sort of complex changes.
SV.com author George Jones had the pleasure of interviewing FA Senior Youth Coach Developer Ben Bartlett (@BenBarts) regarding his views on coaching, developing a philosophy, a constraints based approach and coach development in general.
Due to starting a new job in football at the end of December i wasn’t quite able to publish all of the work i had planned to write..
In this piece I have outlined an approach to coaching football, that will hopefully encourage thought and debate around how and why we coach.
In this article I will discuss three practices I recently delivered, how they work, how coaches can incorporate elements of them into their own sessions, and a theory of designing practices to implicitly encourage high pressing.
The time between two seasons always offers a great chance to reflect on the past and to ideally learn something from it for the near future – especially if the result of the past was relegation, like in the case of Hamburger SV (HSV). There’s no better, and thus painful starting point to create positive change.
In the SV Mailbag, we answer questions from our followers. For this edition, George Jones answers your questions relating to coaching and training.