Basic Understandings of Structure in Attack

A longtime colleague of mine, Peter Motzenbecker, has written an excellent piece on the purposes of short passes. He identifies two broad ideas behind the utility of short passes, even in situations in which a longer pass that is closer to the opponent's goal is possible. The two ideas behind using short passes are to … Continue reading Basic Understandings of Structure in Attack

Analyzing US Soccer’s Play-Practice-Play Methodology

This month, the US Soccer Federation launched a revamp of it's soccer coaching license structure. Gone now are both the USSF F and E licenses, they are being replaced by eight "Grassroots Courses", four online and four in-person. These licenses are based around the four game models played at youth level, 4v4, 7v7, 9v9 and … Continue reading Analyzing US Soccer’s Play-Practice-Play Methodology