Welcome to Soccertactics.com
Soccertactics.com is about the reasons we are involved in the game, enjoyment, creativity and flair. We promote the 'Passing Game' of Arsenal, Manchester United, Swansea, Barcelona and a minority of teams at all levels of the game in the UK.
"The tactics and coaching methods will develop players and the team and in doing so will ensure players, coaches and spectators really enjoy the game. thats the most important thing"
Chris Waddle (former England player)
"A comprehensive resource". Dario Gradi (Crewe Alexandra FC)
Soccertactics.com is a small independent coaching company that develops coaching resources. We have sold over 4, 000 Coaching Manuals all over the world. We are not about making money, our aim is to simply break even! We are about changing the way the game is played and coached.
We offer a no questions asked, money back guarantee if you are not happy! No returns yet!! We have 3 manuals for you to consider. Here is a brief outline of each one.
Coaching Soccer Tactics (Updated 2011)
The starting point for any coach is to make a decision about the type of game, style and tactics you want to promote. The manual begins by comparing the tactics, players and coaching atmosphere used by 2 opposite styles of play. The Long Ball Percentage Game and The Passing Game.
It then outlines the tactics and coaching atmosphere you need to play a Passing Game and be successful against Long Ball teams. This includes
- 20 key defensive and attacking tactics. Game examples and drills
- 20 Coaching Methods to teach these tactics
- 50 quotes from top coaches with Arsene Wenger extensively used throughout
- 50 key facts about the game and successful teams
- 30 Activities for coaches and players to develop game understanding
- 4 Simple and effective criteria to apply to analyse players decisions when they have the ball
- 3 areas you must consider to ensure players enjoy the game (based on extensive research). This will requires a significant shift in the traditional way soccer has been coached!
- 6 top coaches consider five key areas of the game. Wenger, Fergusson, Guardiola (Barcelona), Mourinho, Clough, Gradi, Michels (Ajax)
- 1 week in the life of a profesional football club
All of this will help you understand the game. If coaches and players understand the game they are better able to make decisions in the game and analyse their own performance!
PLAYERS ACTIVITY BOOK using a simple PROBLEM SOLUTION PRACTISE (PSP System) with the 30 key Soccer Tactics (June 2012)
This hands on ACTIVITY BOOK that helps players understand and think about the game by setting
- PROBLEMS- setting them tactical problems to solve
- SOLUTION- showing them a solution
- PRACTISE- expalining how players can practise this solution
Problems are set in the following areas.
- 8 delivering/attacking tactics
- 11 key defensive tactics
- 11 building tactics
In Football a player spends 95% of the time moving without the ball, so if players can work out where to position themselves they can make better decisions in games and begin to analyse their own and their teams performance.This is a characteristic of all good palyers.
Coaching the Small Sided Game (2011)- Ideal for coaches of 5/6/7/8/ or 9 a side teams. The Manual outlines simple guidelines for organsing your team and developing players. It covers all the main tactics of the game as well as how to coach these tactics. It shows you the differences between a a Developmental Coach and aTraditional Coach.
BUT why do we need to look for new coaching methods? Why do players benefit from understanding the game?
Traditional coaching methods and the 'Long Ball Percentage Style' have failed to develop players. However, this style of play still dominates youth, and much adult, football today (see research in manual). There are three reasons for this.
Firstly, the experience of many coaches was of traditional coaching methods and the Long Ball Percentage style of football!! Many replicate this with the players they coach. We have to question the value of this expereince and look at reasearch and new methods?
Secondly, this Long Ball Style is heavily reliant on the opposition making mistakes and so in the short term, in particular with young players, can get results. Hence its appeal. However, playing this way limits decisions, technique, movement, flair and creativity. Perhaps more damaging than anything is the coaching atmosphere which is one where too often players fear mistakes. It therefore fails to fully develop players and fails to be as enjoyable an experience for players, coaches and spectators (usually parents) alike.
Thirdly, Coaching the Long Ball Percentage Style has the attraction of being realtively 'easy' as Brian Clough said any idiot can teach players to kick the ball as far as they can and chase after it. Coaching the Passing Game is not quick or easy, but it is worth it
As a coach if you are serious about players enjoying the game and improving you need to try to develop intelligent soccer players not athletes who play football!
The BEST deal for you is to simply pay 14.99 and get all three books as PDF's attached to an email to you (usually the next day). You can then use them with your players and team and we have no objection to you passing them to other coaches in your club at no extra cost!!!!