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Control vs Intensity – The two extremes of football

Control vs Intensity – The two extremes of football

Deeper than all styles of football discussed is something more fundamental. A spectrum of intensity vs control. Think for a second about where you would place the positional play displayed by Guardiola’s Manchester City or the heavy metal foo…

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Modern Soccer Coach Webinar

Modern Soccer Coach Webinar

Gary Curneen invited myself to discuss how you can start the process of developing a Game Model for your own team, and so in this webinar we touched on the different stages of developing a Game Model. Using the Game Model Project template. Fo…

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Seven days, Seven Imagery Sessions for Football Players

This imagery program is developed by Henrik Herrebrøden (sport psychologist) and Jonas Munkvold (football coach). Here are websites where you can learn more and reach out: Henrik: www.henrikh.no Before you start: Remember that imagery is a sk…

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Perceptual Processes in Football

Perceptual Processes in Football

The best players in the world spend less time looking at the ball, and more time searching for space, team-mates and opposition players. This helps them make better decisions; just consider what Xavi might be looking for in the picture above.…

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Discover and develop your Superpower

Discover and develop your Superpower

Far too much of coaches and players focus is spent on improving weaknesses. However, it’s often not the player without flaws who will be called up to play for academies or 1st teams. Sometimes the focus of goal setting and development targets…

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The Making of a Game Model

The Making of a Game Model

The term Game Model has gotten a lot of publicity and recognition after coaches like Guardiola, Tuchel, Mourinho and others have entered the spotlight and become recognized for their style of play and for how they train to implement this. Lat…

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Modern Soccer Coach Podcast with Jonas Munkvold and Gary Curneen

Modern Soccer Coach Podcast with Jonas Munkvold and Gary Curneen

I recently discussed Player Development with Gary Curneen on his Modern Soccer Coach Podcast. We discussed the following topics: - How should you design sessions to focus on technical work AND game context? - Can coaches facilitate decision m…

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Player Development Project Podcast

Player Development Project Podcast

Jonas Munkvold recently joined Dan Wright in a podcast with Player Development Project. As part of their new series 'On the Grass' aimed to provide inspiration and guidance to coaches by discussing topics related to the role of a coach. In th…

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2v2 Benfica

2v2 Benfica

Recently I filmed a 2v2 exercise with a progression leading to a defender chasing from behind of a 2v1. This setup can easily be used for 1v1's-3v3's and most things in between. It can be used as a numbers game adding variation between how ma…

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Filmed 1v1 Sessions

Filmed 1v1 Sessions

Following is a playlist of sessions filmed from the 1v1 document, it will be extended with more videoes monthly: The majority of these are filmed by Spond (and narrated in Norwegian) and published on their home page with excellent coach educa…

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Cognitive Processes to Gain Advantage in 1v1 situations

Cognitive Processes to Gain Advantage in 1v1 situations

I have invited my good friend Armin Ghasemi to write a piece on his concept SPB to give the readers a deeper understanding on this page to develop advantages prior to receiving the ball. See ­­Reactions a human makes to an external factor (fo…

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Positional Profiles

Positional Profiles

The first step of developing ability to dominate in 1v1 situation is mastering the principles of the universal moves. These will be the starting point of most other feints, turns and moves. The universal moves are useful in most situations so…

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