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Pre-season: counter-attacking football

Posted: July 12, 2017 by genesisv2

There’s an idea that football should always be played in a certain attack-minded and eye-catching fashion. It causes snobbery. But, as we’ve mentioned already, there’s no single way to win, as long as you’re putting the ball in the net. Counter-attacking football is … Continue reading

A goal keeper looking alert and ready to defend.

Pre-season: shooting and finishing

Posted: by genesisv2

There’s no one way to play a football match in terms of style, but there’s only one way to win one; by scoring goals. It doesn’t matter what level you’re playing at, that’ll never change. So why is it something that’s taken for … Continue reading

Pre-season: possession

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The concept of possession has been around for decades and it’s certainly thought of fondly by many purists. In recent years possession football has focused on stretching defences in order to open up spaces and exploit opportunities. Yes, keeping possession is important, but having the intelligence … Continue reading

Two teenagers playing football

Pre-season: fitness training

Posted: by genesisv2

Pre-season is, of course, the time of the footballing calendar that coaches put aside to help build up match and base fitness to get players ready for the upcoming season. Although it’s not as simple as getting players to go out for a run, fitness … Continue reading

Pre-season: the importance of pressing

Posted: July 6, 2017 by genesisv2

Arguably the most fashionable defensive tactic in modern football is pressing. It’s a high-intensity approach which involves defenders hassling opponents and putting them under great pressure while they’re in possession. It then becomes a team-wide scheme as everyone buys into it, not just the defenders. … Continue reading

The importance & changing nature of pre-season

Posted: July 3, 2017 by genesisv2

Regardless of the level your team plays at, it’s always tricky to get players up to maximum fitness during the season due to the amount of matches and subsequent lack of recovery time. That’s why every club gives themselves a period … Continue reading

Preventing The Most Common Football Injuries

Posted: May 19, 2017 by christina

Sadly, injuries are part and parcel of football. From grassroots to the very top of international football, players are always picking up injuries. That’s just the nature of physical activity and contact sport.Of course, injuries vary in severity and cause. … Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Training Kids

Posted: May 16, 2017 by Jonny

Coaching kids can sometimes be a thankless task. You’re expected to find the balance between winning and having fun, while almost each and every parent thinks their child should be playing all the time. Trying to keep everyone happy in … Continue reading

Coaching the Modern Goalkeeper

Posted: May 11, 2017 by joanne

The role of the goalkeeper has changed dramatically in recent years. The days of the out and out shot-stopper are long gone, with clubs across Europe pushing their keeper’s to operate as a means of distribution, and to have more … Continue reading

Coaching the Transition

Posted: May 8, 2017 by genesisv2

The transition in football is almost like an invisible force; you don’t necessarily consciously notice it, but it’s always at work. If you’re coaching a group of players with the purpose of genuinely educating them about the game, whether you’re … Continue reading

Three Top Drills For Strikers

Posted: April 18, 2017 by genesisv2

The term ‘striker’ is one of the broadest identifications of a position in modern football, with a player’s role generally defined by their technical and physical attributes; gone are the days when a forward’s sole purpose was scoring goals, as … Continue reading