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Individual technique and its training: Analytical Methodology

In our following publications in the section dealing with TECHNIQUE, we will provide a different vision from a methodological point of view, for the work of individual technique in football. In the following article we will discuss the methodology of the training of technique through performing analytical exercises; the execution of isolated exercises, undertaken in most cases without real opposition.

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The system of play 1-3-5-1-1. Attacking phase.

After last month analyzing the defensive aspect of 1-3-5-1-1, we will see how we can develop an effective attacking phase with the same game play. The initial set-up of 1-3-5-1-1, with two forwards placed vertically together, apparently leads us to think we have a single attacking reference. But actually it provides two references, one more than what happens with the 1-3-5-2. In fact, while in the 1-3-5-2 the two forwards playing horizontally, are arranged at the same height, this only provides a single point of reference. In the 1-3-5-1-1 the forwards are staggered, giving the team two attacking references, to whom to direct the ball

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Fixation as determining intention in the construction of attack situations.

With the start of the coaching courses we also began that journey towards where they stopped and hid away the experiences of a few. Each teacher was trying to recruit disciples through disclosing their truth and suppress any attempt at individual thoughts that might contradict or question the certainties expressed.

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Exercise of the month: 4 rondos for the improvement of defensive transitions

We present an exercise in which we introduce the player how to make defensive transitions, using the resource of positional rondos.

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Intermittent tactical situations for the improvement of defence-attack transitions.

In this article we analyze the improvement of phase transitions from defence to attack through the application of intermittent tactical exercises of high intensity and short duration. In these we will use different numbers of players and lines in real spaces of play.

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Attacking play along the wings

One of the most successful ways to beat a tight defence is playing with width, using the side channels.. And one of the best systems is the use of the cross. The fact that one of the most disappointing teams of the 2013/14 season, namely, Manchester United managed by the Scot David Moyes, very often used this tactic is not sufficient to underestimate the importance of this medium, which is essential for creating scoring opportunities. While it is true that Manchester United frequently used this type of attack, it is equally true that the teams in the league who had an excellent season, also resorted to using the as a weapon to open up opposing defences.

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U.S. WNT Continue Slump with 1st Ever Loss to Australia

Australia defeated the U.S. WNT Thursday night in Santa Clara, Ca. for the Matilda?s first ever win over the U.S. in 28 attempts. By Peter Nolan

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Super-sub Dempsey Ties Donovan - Leads U.S. to Gold Cup FInal

Supersub Clint Dempsey led the U.S. to a comprehensive win over Costa Rica Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, propelling the Americans to the Gold Cup Final. By Peter Nolan

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Boys to Men for 16 Year Old NYCFC Signing James Sands

We rarely get to be there at the beginning, so it was an eager group of reporters who huddled around James Sands this past Thursday. By Peter Nolan

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Morris Strikes Late to Give USMNT 6th Gold Cup Title

With the Gold Cup Final seemingly headed for extra time, Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris picked up a deflected cross and broke the deadlock with an 89th-minute blast. By Peter Nolan

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Tournament of Nations Cup Kicks Off Tonight in Seattle

With the World Cup in France still two years off the U.S. WNT will once again play host to a strong trio of teams in a four team tournament, with coach Jill Ellis looking to build for the future. By Peter Nolan

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MLS - Big 5

For much of the 2017 season "what's wrong with the Red Bulls" was a popular parlor game among MLS pundits. Sacha Kljestan was singled out often but the midfielder and team captain appears to be back in form as do the surging Bulls. By Peter Nolan