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Talking Tactics Sponsored by Kwik Goal (ONLINE ONLY)

A free weekly (every Thursday night) get together with NJYS Coaching School Instructors to talk about soccer tactics and how best to teach our youth players. Occasionally, we will have a guest speaker come and talk to us.

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, these sessions are currently being held online.

 
May 21, 2020 1-4-3-3 Player Development Formation

Time: 8:00-9:30pm

Please join us for our next Talking Tactics Night: 1-4-3-3 Player Development Formation sponsored by Kwik Goal on Thursday evening, May 21, 2020 from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. We will explore how a club or organization can use the 1-4-3-3 as a tool to develop their club style of play, systems of play and provide a skill aquisition platform.

 
May 28, 2020 Uniting a Community Through the Love of the Game Others

Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

Please join us for our next Talking Tactics Night: Uniting a Community Through the Love of the Game and Others sponsored by Kwik Goal on Thursday evening, May 28, 2020 from 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. We will discuss a program that any club or organization can create and run and benefit allmparticipants in the cub.

 
June 4, 2020 Using the US Soccer Player Development Framework

Time: 8:00pm-9:30pm

We are excited to announce our next NJYS Talking Tactics Sponsored by Kwik Goal entitled Using the US Soccer Player Development Framework to create your club's curriculum, which will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Thursday, June 4th. During our weekly Talking Tactics webinars, NJYS Coaching School Instructors talk soccer tactics and how best to teach our youth players.

 
Previous Presentations

February 25, 2020

View Presentation: Building Your Attack From the Back

Coach Testimonial

"Thank you for hosting last night's tactical meeting on Building Out of the Back. Honestly, it was like a refresher for me having completed the Youth F through B Coaching Courses. It was a very valuable meeting that was packed with informative information. I am most grateful for you sharing your expertise and time!" - Coach Christopher D.

April 2, 2020

View Presentation: Switching Play

Our Talking Tactics Night of April 2 featured the topic of Switching Play and stimulated relevant thought and discussion during each of the following experiential learning activities designed with a holistic approach for a reality-based setting.

  • Examination of the U.S. Soccer Roadmaps Team Tactical Principles for Attacking, and the 6 Key Qualities of a U.S. Soccer Player
  • Match analysis to identify areas of strength and weakness of a specified team for Attacking
  • Sharing of observations related to the 5 Ws (What, Where, Who, When, and Why) and an action in need of improvement
  • Video review of teachable moments relating to the action in need of improvement
  • Planning of a Practice Phase activity to address the identified action in need of improvement with a connection to the 5 Ws and the U.S. Soccer 5 Elements of a Training Activity

A primary objective for this event was to facilitate an inclusive and engaging environment with exercises and content meaningfully tailored to meet the needs of the modern-day coach youth soccer coach.

April 9, 2020

View Presentation: Movement Off the Ball

What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster. There's only one moment in which you can arrive in time. If you're not there, you're either too early or too late. - Johan Cruyff

Movement off the ball:

While the traditional passer and receiver movement does create space to go forward, the ability to use "third player runs" adds an extra unpredictable dimension for a team that uses build up. Third player runs can happen anywhere and on any line - the defensive, midfield or forward lines. In addition, varying your runs are important as we get closer to the goal. This tactic creates more open space for an undetected player to receive a pass. Varied and third player running is very effective because these operate on the element of surprise. To the opposing team, this type of attack appears to begin with a traditional passer and receiver and then confusion - are we playing against more than 11 players? Many professional defenders refer to it as chasing ghosts! We see many youth teams playing a "train tracks" approach which is very predictable. But how do we teach youth soccer players movement off the ball? At what age can players start to predict what might happen next? We will investigate why that is the key.

April 23, 2020

View Presentation: Technique vs. Skill (Part 1)

April 30, 2020

View Presentation: The Learning Circle

May 7, 2020

View Presentation: Technique vs. Skill (Part 2)

May 14, 2020

View Presentation: Talking Tactics Night - 5 Elements of a Training Activity | Watch Replay

 
Using the US Soccer Player Development Framework
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