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Title: Where are we - Where are we going ?

Soccer Today and Tomorrow
  • Where are we - Where are we going ?

Terry Michler www.cbcdutchtouch. com
  • Soccer Today
  • Kidz 2day
  • Coaches / Coaching
  • Soccer Tomorrow
  • How To Get There
  • How to blend all the info and then,
  • whats the message ?

Soccer Today
  • Analysis of the 2008 European Championships
  • Current Trends in the Game
  • Where Goals Are Scored From
  • How Goals Are Scored
  • Counter Attack
  • Systems / Alignment / Wing Play Returns
  • Major Influence of the Manager
  • Foreign Invaders

  • Tactical Flexibility
  • Middle to Front Attacks
  • Lone Striker
  • Progressive Possession
  • Late Goals
  • Long Diagonals
  • Technical Qualities (high speed of play)
  • Wrong-footed Wingers (strong foot on opposite
  • Individual Influence
  • Fast Combination Play short and long passes
  • Counter Attacks
  • 76 of Win When Scoring First Goal (cite CBC

On The Decrease
  • Space and Time
  • Aerial Play
  • Man to Man Marking
  • Set Play Goals
  • Long Range Goals
  • Offside
  • Advanced Pressing

Where Goals Are Scored From
  • 44 through incisive play --
    combination play -- quick, penetrating passes
  • 33 from inside the 6 yd box
  • 23 set plays

Goals -- Goals -- Goals
  • Crosses from wing (25)
  • Set plays (16)
  • Wall pass / 3 man combination play (14)
  • Through pass or over the defense (10)
  • Diagonal pass into penalty box (4)
  • Long range shot / rebound shot ...... (3)
  • Cut-backs from the end-line .. (2)
  • Dribble and close range shot (1)

Counter attack
  • Speed of Reaction
  • Forward Fast
  • Supporting Players
  • Explosive Running
  • Quick Ball Speed
  • Few Ball Touches
  • Finish

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Advantages of Counter Attack
  • Most attacking teams, after an attack breaks
    down, tend to be
  • Slow Reacting
  • Disorganized outnumbered
  • Few Players left to Defend Large Spaces

Counter The Counter
  • Re-form fast
  • Press
  • Screen
  • Reduce Risks
  • Tactical Fouls
  • Defend Deep
  • Force Opponent to Play Back (1st defender

Systems / Alignments
  • 4-4-2 still mostly prevalent
  • 4-5-1 next favored system, most used defensively
  • 4-1-3-2 . 4-4-1-1
  • 4-1-4-1 . 4-2-3-1 . 4-3-1-2 .... 4-3-2-1
  • 4-3-3
  • 3-5-2
  • 3-4-3 . 3-4-1-2

Major Influence of the Manager
  • Team Selection
  • Preparation
  • Man Management
  • Strategy
  • Tactical Changes
  • Substitutions
  • Communication

Foreign Invaders
  • 10 years ago the EPL was 71 English players,
    today it is 38
  • MLS is 70 North American (US and Canada) with
    48 different nationalities -- average of
  • 61 nationalities make up the EPL today with
    Europe and West Africa leading the pack
  • The top 4 teams in the EPL have 33 nationalities
  • With that come different cultures ----
  • American culture recreational, hobby
    white, suburban
  • Non-American culture passion, soccer

Foreign Invaders - 2
  • The English Academies are struggling to produce
    players for the EPL
  • Rafa Benitez of Liverpool evaluated their Academy
    pool and realized the best player was not good
    enough for his team, nor any of the better EPL
  • Academies are now recruiting young players from
    out of the country to learn their system/style of
  • Ajax Youth system has 50 non-whites in their
  • 14 teams of 214 players

Kidz 2 day
  • Introductory Statements
  • 4 Generations in Society Today
  • Generational Lens
  • Approach
  • Why ? . Whatever ! . So What !
  • Helicopter Parents

New Age Mentality
  • The Coaching Paradigm weve been using is past
    its expiration date -- be open to change,
    explore !
  • Generation Gap is different
  • (Difficulty dealing with competition and
  • Players are ill equipped PSYCHOLOGICALLY
  • (crisis phone call)

Coach to Player
  • The player needs to feel appreciated
  • the importance of communication and the value of
  • Making adjustments will increase the players
    motivation and increase the level of competition
    within programs
  • Managing Players Expectations vs. Coaching
  • Speaking Openly and Honestly without Crushing

4 Generations In Society
  • Veterans (1922-1945)
  • Baby Boomers (1946-1965)
  • Generation X (1965-1980)
  • Millennial Generation Y (1981-2000

Generation Y (1981 - 2000
  • Theme
  • Immediacy
  • A Generation of Thumbs
  • Generation Next

Characteristics Challenge Authority Casualness
with authority (i.e. using parents first names,
The Flip Flop Incident) Everyone is Special and
Unique Serve your community Over Scheduled
Generation Y - 2
  • Events that shaped the Generation
  • School Shootings (i.e. Columbine, Virginia Tech,
  • Terrorism (i.e. September 11, London bombings,)
  • Marketing
  • Flourishing Internet
  • Fuzzy Logic (I did not inhale to I did not
    have sexual relations with that woman.)
  • Keeping it Real
  • Globalism
  • Social Networking (i.e. Facebook, My Space, etc.)
  • Technology- The ability to connect 24/7 (i.e.
    Cell phones, text messaging, IMing, You Tube,
  • Reality TV
  • Helicopter Parent

Generation Y
Generation Lens
Generational Lens
Team Building Approach
Coaches / Coaching
  • Soccer Learning Process
  • Player Centered
  • Learning Model
  • Relationships
  • Generation Gap(s)
  • Expiration Date
  • New Age Mentality
  • Cooperation vs Confrontation

The Soccer Learning Process
  • 10-12 years to develop an established soccer
  • Thousands of touches per training session
  • Demands of the game are changing faster than ever
  • The Journey of development takes time, patience,
    great understanding, and a plan
  • Basic fundamentals remain the essence of the game
  • Players must be flexible in playing roles and
    adaptable to the constant changes
  • Speed of execution is the key factor

Learning Model
  • Coaching is a TASK of RELATIONSHIPS
  • Movement from a Coach Centered Approach to a
  • Player Centered Approach
  • Biggest impact is in our communication with our

Dutch Vision
  • The art of asking questions
  • It will develop 'clever' creative players !
  • What kind of questions?
  • Open questions, starting with
  • what, when, where, who, which ?
  • Better not
  • why?

Asking ????
  • Asking the right questions will teach
  • the players to make the right choice of the
  • actions themselves
  • It will motivate them to take responsibility of
  • their own soccer performance
  • Asking the right questions will improve the
  • players' perception of the complex soccer
  • situations
  • It will enlarge their awareness of the possible
  • soccer solutions

  • We remember
  • 10 of what we hear
  • 35 of what we see
  • 55 of what we hear and see
  • 70 of what we say ourselves
  • 90 of what we say and do ourselves

7 Relationships in Coaching
Coaching is a Task of Relationships
  • Self coaching philosophy, open to change
  • Player communicate, motivate, manage
  • Team -- team building, cohesion
  • Parents -- clear communication expectations
  • Player and parent dealing with stress
  • System - dysfunction of the system
  • Opposing coach - win at all cost mentality

Club Dysfunction
  • If you build it, they may come
  • But, then the might leave to another club for
    more playing time.
  • Hard Work Low Ability .
  • Common perception among kidz 2day
  • Me! Me! Me! Me!
  • Must be worked into WE !!!

Veterans (1922-1945)
  • Theme
  • Patriotism and Faith (especially in government)
  • The Silent Generation
  • The Greatest Generation
  • Events that shaped the Generation
  • WWII (1-0)
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Korean War (2-0)
  • Beginnings of the Cold War
  • Great Depression
  • Moving Pictures
  • Big Band music
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Rosie the Riveter leading into the Halcyon

Veterans - 2
  • Characteristics
  • Loyalty
  • Show Respect
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Patriotism
  • Be Heroic
  • Sacrifice
  • Consider the Greater Good ahead of your own needs
  • Recognition

Baby Boomers (1946-1965)
  • Theme
  • Anything is Possible
  • The Me Generation
  • The Sandwich Generation
  • Events that shaped the Generation
  • Vietnam (0-1)
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • JFK assassination
  • Watergate
  • Feminist Movement
  • Walk on the Moon
  • Revolution (e.g. Sex, Drugs, Rock-n-Roll)
  • Beetles
  • Protests (e.g. Anti-War, Anti-misogyny,
  • Television (i.e. The World in Your Living Room
    or The Beginnings of Technological Immediacy.)
  • Birth Control Pill?

Baby Boomers
  • Characteristics
  • Optimism
  • Driven (80 hr work week)
  • Feminism
  • Love/Hate View of Authority
  • Dont Trust Anybody Over 30
  • Value in Team Approach

Motivations Putting them in opportunities to
Succeed Make them feel Worthy Change the World
Live to Work If it feels good, do it
Generation X (1965 -1980)
  • Theme
  • Latch Key Kids
  • Slacker Generation

Events that shaped the Generation Cold War
(1-0) Gulf War or Desert Storm (2-0) Fall of the
Berlin Wall AIDS The Nuclear Family vs. Divorce
Rates Brady Bunch, Family Ties, Cosby Show Video
Killed the Radio Star (or would Journey really
been as popular if we could have seen Steve Perry
first?) MTV (when it still played
videos) Beginning of the Internet (Thanks Al
Gore) Email Just Do it
Characteristics Autonomy Trust is earned not
given Flexibility Work/Life Balance Less Company
Loyalty (i.e. how does this work for me?)
Soccer Tomorrow
  • Soccer 2020 Dick Bate, English FA
  • The Game is Changing Faster Than Ever Before
  • Forward Thinking
  • Systems / Style of Play
  • The Individual Player
  • The Team
  • Must Play in 4 Ways
  • Culture, Art and Science

  • 4-5-1
  • 4-6-0
  • Tactical Flexibility
  • Start game in 1 system.
  • Change during the game
  • Finish with yet another
  • depends on many variables
  • score, time, field conditions, injuries, subs,
    cards, referee ----

Individual Player
  • Must be highly skilled to play a faster game in
    less space, with less time on the ball
  • High level of passing and receiving skills
  • High ball speed passing over short, medium and
    long distances, on the ground and in the air.
  • Tactical flexibility to play as the game unfolds
  • Players must be able to think, play, have insight
    spontaneously, must be creative !
  • Higher number of different nationalities playing
    everywhere, changing the game

Spain Combination Play
Germany vs Spain
Spain vs Germay
Play in 4 Ways
  • Open field
  • Combination play, end to end action
  • Packed Defense (deep)
  • Patient, probing, penetrating, finish
  • Pressing (high up field)
  • Quick play, change point of attack,
  • Restarts
  • Precision, movement, delivery, timing, finish

Culture Art Science
  • The increasing number of foreign players brings
    new cultural experiences
  • Understand the differences between people from
    different backgrounds
  • there are 53 countries and 208 Federations in
    FIFA on 6 continents
  • Sports are the 2nd fastest growing industry in
    the word
  • West Africa is 2nd only to Europe with players in
    the EPL

Culture Art Science
  • Balance the blending of different backgrounds
    into a cohesive team
  • Identify common denominators that everyone can
    agree with
  • The expertise of the coach in the area of
    man-management, team selection, tactical
    adjustments and inter-personal relationships
  • The bigger the challenge the greater the control
    of diversity -- more centered approach

Culture Art Science
  • The role of science in sports is becoming very
    important in identifying essential qualities and
  • There is significant software to collect
    necessary information and to assess collected
  • Match analysis, Player analysis, recruitment,
    scouting, sports science, medical, distance
    covered, types of actions performed (shots,
    goals, passes, tackles, sprints ) nearly
    everything you would want to track can be tracked

How To Get There
  • Chelsea Performance Model
  • French, Spanish, German Models
  • Structure
  • Environment
  • Standards
  • Bolton Story

Chelsea Model for Performance
  • Building Blocks
  • Management Team
  • Playing Staff
  • Team Environment

Create A Winning Environment
  • Train them so well they can leave
  • treat them so well they dont want to leave
  • Create and share a winning environment
  • Identify and deliver basics of your beliefs and
  • Train people to deal with change
  • Establish and affirm team principles
  • Attend to the last detail
  • Identify your inspirational leaders
  • Pick the right players - 98 of recruitment time

Mentality of a Winning Player
  • A winning mentality
  • Win ugly
  • Live with change
  • High personal standards
  • no finish line mentality
  • Individual skills within team mentality
  • Execute a clear game plan
  • Ability, Attitude, Ambition

  • Develop and sustain a winning environment that
    can survive change
  • Managing talented individuals within a team
  • Constant game demands
  • Stay ahead of the game / Profile the next level
  • Continue to refine and develop the environment
    around the team
  • Be open to learn from other sports
  • Develop a Grassroots program for the underserved
  • Inclusive, not exclusive

French Model of Elite Development
  • Identify the elite young players early and train
    them accordingly
  • Establish training centers with highly qualified
    trainers who follow prescribed philosophy
  • Have the best play with and against the best at
    the highest levels possible
  • Qualified coaches who must regularly stay current
    with latest developments
  • Highly organized coaching education program

French Model - 2
  • Champions -- World Cup 98 and Euro Cup 2000
  • Balance of traditional values and modern values
  • Integration of multi-cultural ethnic groups
  • Results of a highly organized youth system
  • Recognized as a model for the future of soccer
    education and organization throughout the world
  • The world-wide example for the production of
    young players through a hierarchical approach to
    player development and coaching education

French Model of Elite Development
  • Organization of coaching is top priority
  • Coaching education through different level
  • Hierarchical pyramid of development from
    Grassroots to International
  • In order to select elite players (at age 12),
    there must be a massive input at the Grassroots
  • Establishment of regional training centers for
    the elite 13-15 year olds for 3 years of
  • 95 go on to the Club level training at age16
  • Marcello Lippi French player good education,
    good attitude, very professional, very focused
    and tactically fully aware he knows all the

Spanish Model
  • Champions of Euro 2008 with a young team of
    athletic, highly skilled players who came through
    the ranks winning European Championships in the
    U16, U17,U18 and U20 categories.
  • Spain has a stable coaching philosophy
  • Long-standing youth soccer philosophy
  • Emphasis is on development, experience, education
    rather than winning
  • Style of play has not changed
  • Emphasis on technique, ball circulation at high
    speed with combination play and attacking moves

Spain Euro 2008 Champions
  • Spain led everyone in the following categories
  • Passes
  • Successful Passes
  • Forward Passes
  • Medium Passes
  • Shots on Goal

German Model
  • Following their debacle in Euro 2000, they set up
    a Commission to look into their failed system.
  • Complete overhaul after meticulous planning and
    data gathering
  • Asked many questions and got answers
  • What were the best teams doing ?
  • What were the latest trends in the game ?
  • How could they implement into their soccer
    culture the necessary changes ?

Inclusive not Exclusive
  • Re-structure the system
  • Need for a new Model
  • 4 Levels of Participation
  • Grassroots Experience the game
  • Recreational . Fun
  • Competitive .. Ambition
  • Elite .. Talent, Performance

Thoughts to Consider
  • How will you train the 6-8-10 year olds today
  • to compete in the changing game 10 years
    from now?
  • Considering the influx of foreign born
  • How will including young local foreign born
    players impact your team and club ?
  • How will it impact competition within the team ?
  • How much might it raise the level of play within
    your club ?

Closing Comments
  • Gerard Houllier, FFF
  • If you dont question and try to upgrade your
    methods you will be left behind you have to
    be adventurous thats how you progress.
  • Dick Bate, English FA
  • Never before in the history of the game have so
    many innovations, changes and shifts occurred in
    such a short time.

Closing Comments - 2
  • Dick Bate, cont
  • Preparing young players and teams for the future
    is the role of the coach, who works largely from
    a present-day curriculum which is rapidly being
    overtaken by the games forward moving technical
    and tactical agenda.
  • Where will the game be in 10 years time and what
    will the effective coach need in order to produce
    competitive players in the future?

Closing Comments - 3
  • With the game becoming a world game, we must
    include, blend, balance, and compete with the
    ever-increasing influx of foreign players in our
    own backyard.
  • We must also be aware of the background and
    passion that these players bring to our soccer
    culture and how it will challenge the balance of
    old school and new school thinking.
  • If you stand still, you fall behind !!

Final Thought
  • Identify / Develop the elite player
  • Expand the potential pool of players

The Bolton Story
  • How do you celebrate when you REALLY win
    something ?
  • Setting standards Based on
  • team makeup,
  • coachs philosophy,
  • strength of opponent (competition),
  • expectations

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