Developing a Style of Play
Whether you want to play long ball, counter attack or possession, Developing a Style of Play shows you how to build a style of play for any formation based on the core principles of soccer
Finally, it's here! A book that shows you how to play whatever style you want! Instead of a set series of drills, formations and playing styles, Developing a Style of Play focuses on training your team in the core principles of soccer. Discover how to play any formation you want better and more effectively with this flexible and modern guide to coaching.
There's no shortage of soccer coaching books to choose from. But the problem is that they all focus on one specific formation of system of play, with drills and exercises restricted to playing that system. The drawback of this approach is that it ignores the game's randomness. There are too many variables and situations that can occur on the pitch which your players will be ill prepared for if their training is focused on one set formation. To counter this problem, you need to train your players in the fundamental principles of soccer, which are applicable whether you want to play long-ball, counter attacking or a tika taka style.
Developing a Style of Play: Using the core principles of soccer to build your style of play, is a unique soccer coaching book that's focused on coaching your team in the core principles of soccer, rather than a specific formation. This approach provides you with the framework for building a style of play for any system you want to use. What's more, grounding your players in the game’s core principles will lead to faster decision making and better reactions no matter what your opposition decides to do.