Tag Archives: developing youth soccer players

3-4-3: The rationale for use with U13 to U18 girls

We’ve seen a move from the traditional 4-4-2 to a somewhat brief flirtation with 3-5-2 and now the trend is to either 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 which, to me, can be indistinguishable. I still don’t know which one Spain was playing … Continue reading

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Great interview with former US national team coach; highly critical of how US develops players

This is the sort of article we’re used to seeing when Canadians discuss problems related to developing young players. What’s unusual is the credibility of the critic. Tony DiCicco has coached both men’s and women’s national teams in the States … Continue reading

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