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    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from November 7, 2020. It's something that we as coaches in all of our programs have all faced especially at the post-secondary level: How do we get the most out of young players, to bring the most out of their talents and abilities. Challenges on the field: A higher level with a greater speed of thought and play;...

    From the files of Canada Soccer https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/canada-soccer-announces-coach-education-program-licence-recipients/. November 10, 2020 Canada Soccer has announced an additional 30 candidates that have completed the assessment process and have been granted Canada Soccer Coach Education Program Licences in 2020. In total, 22 A Licence candidates have completed the requirements of the course and have been granted the Canada Soccer A Licence, as well as 3 Youth Licence candidates as well as 5 B Licence candidates. The Canada Soccer A Licence recipients included former...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt from October 22, 2020. Courtesy of OneSoccer: https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-3-how-to-win-in-knockout-football-ft-bobby-smyrniotis-david-edgar It has been a remarkable run for a club in its second year of existence. Since last year’s Concacaf League kicked off on August 1, two-time Canadian Premier League champions Forge have played 10 matches in a knockout or playoff format. The club from Hamilton has won seven of them, losing just one — an...

    Image courtesy of: @GabFoligno / Shaun Botterill / Getty Images Most who know me, know that I am a Man U. fan and i9f you didn't, those who hate them, go ahead and laugh, seeing them where they sit in the table is painful as a fan. But as an analyst and a coach, they're exactly where they should be in the table. Their play has not been at the standard that they expect with...

    Featured Image Courtesy: @GabFoligno / Getty Images  The following article by Karan Tejwani can be found at Breaking The Lines, https://breakingthelines.com/historical/helmut-gros-controlled-chaos-and-the-stuttgart-school/ and talks about the influence of Ralf Rangnick and Helmut Groß, developing a back four and zonal marking strategies, that were to eventually revolutionize coaching and football in Germany. Helmut Groß, Controlled Chaos and the Stuttgart School The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a period of struggle for the German national team. After winning the European Championships in...

    The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series "The Method" by Oliver Platt.  Courtesy of OneSoccer: https://news.onesoccer.ca/article/the-method-vol-2-the-art-of-the-team-talk-ft-pa-modou-kah-stephen-hart In the second instalment, Oliver Platt from OneSocccer explores the "Art" of the team talk with Pacific FC's Pa-Madou Kah and Halifax's Stephen Hart. The Do's and Don'ts of how to effectively deliver a message.   It was the team talk heard across Prince Edward Island. In a win-or-go-home scenario, Pacific coach Pa-Modou Kah had watched his team fail to register...

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1321143424712646657 The following is from Keep It On The Deck and their twitter feed. About Keep It On The Deck Keepitonthedeck.com is an online resource for football coaches and players throughout the world. We are a community based website who always welcome sharing from other coaches and players. Join in through our send in content section or download top class training sessions and videos from our download page. Keepitonthedeck can also be found on social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, YouTube...

    Courtesy of Canada Soccer: https://www.canadasoccer.com/news/bev-priestman-named-head-coach-of-canada-soccers-womens-national-team/ Priestman takes charge of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team starting 1 November From the files of Canada Soccer October 28, 2020. Canada Soccer have announced that Bev Priestman has been appointed Head Coach of the Women’s National Team through the next quadrennial. Priestman takes charge of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team starting 1 November as Canada continues their preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Bev Priestman back to...

    Courtesy of OneSoccer: Cavalry FC head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (Photo: Nora Stankovic) The following story is from the files of OneSoccer in an ongoing series by Oliver Platt.  In the first edition of The Method, Oliver Platt from OneSocccer explores a new series of discussions with the coaches and executives shaping our own professional domestic league.  First up, Cavalry head coach and general manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. (pictured) and York9 president Angus McNab to take us through the signing of players and building of...

    The following slides are courtesy of Tony Elliott on his observations of the role of the goalkeeper in the modern game. Tony is the lead GK Coach of Birmingham City Women FC of the WSL, Lead Goalkeeping Coach to the FA England Deaf and Blind Football Squad and a UK Goalkeeper-coach FA Educator. He is also the author of ‘A Modern Approach To Goalkeeping!’ What are the key demands of this role in...