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What is “La Salida Lavolpiana”?

In modern football, the tactical zeitgeist’s lexicon has centred itself around a few choice buzzwords. From ‘pressing’ to ‘triangles, the language we use to describe our strategic approach to the game is universal and entrenched. Though the concept has been around since the days of kick-and-rush, one term in particular is becoming increasingly pervasive in

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International Senior Lead Coach

JOB TITLE: International Senior Lead Coach – Events DEPARTMENT: Foundation (International) REPORTING TO: Staff Operations Manager JOB FUNCTION: To support the development and delivery of bespoke camp programmes and events, delivered globally throughout the year. LOCATION: Cobham – with extensive overseas travel. CONTRACT: 40 hrs per week, normally 5 of 7 days per week. The successful applicant will be expected to

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Scouting Players – Good choices, better results!!

Everybody talks about Liverpool, analyzes, discuss and congratulate them for their success. But are no parallels between them and the teams that were not the favourites in the past ? Of course that to determine, measure or evaluate if a team is successful or not we can only do it after we have samples of

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Football & Sports Development Coach

Department:  Saints Foundation Accountable to: Football & Sports Development Officer Criminal Record Check: Enhanced Hours: 40 Contract Type: Permanent Saints Foundation is the charity of Southampton Football Club – we’re the club’s way of giving back. We use the power and passion of the club to transform lives in and around Southampton, helping people fulfil

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So We Lost: How Soccer Fans Fall Short in the Canadian Game

There is a deep irony in Canadian soccer criticism, where the real problem is with the critics themselves Last year, our Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Soccer Teams suffered disappointing defeats in major international tournaments. The Men’s team exited the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Quarter Final stage after losing 3-2 to Haiti, and the

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First Team Data Scientist

AFC Bournemouth are seeking to recruit a data scientist to enhance and support the day-to-day processes of the analytics department. The successful candidate will be based at the club’s training ground, working with the first-team match analysis and recruitment departments. The data scientist will report to the Head Of Analysis and the Recruitment Coordinator, working

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Academy Performance Analysts

Derby County Football Club is looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic Academy Performance Analysts to join the team at our Category One Academy. The diverse roles will primarily work with the U9-16 teams but will also support the wider Performance Analysis programme. The ideal candidates will hold a minimum of a 2:1 Sports Science or

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Elite Football Coach (China)

JOB TITLE: Elite Football Coach DEPARTMENT: Based in China working for China Education Association for International Exchange(CEAIE) representing Wolves F.C. REPORTS TO: Relevant Academy Manager for location LOCATION: Mantianxing Training Camp – China, 18 cities allocated upon appointment HOURS: 8 hours per day – 40 Hours per week (fixed term contract until June 2020) DATE:

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Lead Sports Scientist – Youth Football

Sport Lisboa e Benfica is recruiting for the Human Performance Department: LOCATION: SEIXAL – Lisbon TYPE: FULL-TIME KEY TASKS  Lead and manage the Sports Science – Strength & Conditioning, Return to Play and Monitoring – for Youth Football, driven by a best practice approach, integrated with the vision and structure of the club. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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Assistant Recruitment Analyst

A new opportunity has arisen for dedicated and committed professional to join Hull City’s Strategic Analysis & Recruitment department in the role of Assistant Recruitment Analyst. The main responsibility of the Assistant Recruitment Analyst will be to contribute to the continued expansion of the department by monitoring, collating and creating information based on using scouting

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The Tradition of Boxing Day Football

For any self-respecting English football fan, Boxing Day is one of the most significant and iconic days in the sporting calendar. When the fixtures are released in June, you tend to look for who your team will be playing on Boxing Day before even your first and last games of the season. There is something

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Soccer, a fun game like I used to know…

Every practice, we start with a small conversation with the players, asking how was the day, how’s school… Basically, to break the ice and also know if there’s any issue that can affect the holistic development of the players, and together with team, parents or teaches we can help. This week, I decided to ask

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Do budgets really rule Soccer?

Do budgets really rule Soccer? Of course they help, but if wrongly used can also ruin a team, a club and even affect a region. A Soccer club is the flag, the most important “company” of a city, a village or even a region. Every weekend the population waits for a win so they can

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The importance of the play

An Update of Football Gregory Hallé Petiot – UEFA B, MS MA PgD I recently went to visit colleagues I studied with in Brazil back in 2014, a hectic time over there due to the WC, or more specifically to the massive loss of the Seleção against Germany. Not only this has caused a complete

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Secrets of CR Flamengo unveiled by its Assistant Coach

Interview: Marcio Sampaio – “Most people think that Brazil is third-world. No – the cities they call training centres are maybe the most innovative in the world”. On the eve of his generational CR Flamengo side’s first Copa Libertadores Final since 1981 – when Rubro-Negra’s team boasted the likes of Zico and Nunes and was

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