Drone changing soccer analysis

Drone changing soccer analysis

One of the most recent innovations in the football analysis field is the introduction of drones to film training sessions and also games. The visual perspective of a video recorded from a drone gives a different insight that is, in most cases, better to analyze and also to explain, already having great impact in the…

Soccer Scouting vs other Industries

Soccer Scouting vs other Industries

When we watch a movie sometimes we wonder why is that actor/actress chosen for that role, why is he so great or so bad in that role? This usually translates the success or failure of that same movie. When we go to a concert, when we listen to an orchestra we also think the same…

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

First coined by the philosopher Aristotle, this phrase aptly defines the modern concept of synergy. For anyone who has played team sports, it echoes the T.E.A.M. acronym – Together, Everyone Achieves More. Coaching grassroots needs to be way more than just teach kicking the ball around, it’s a chance of teaching players that soccer is…

Liverpool offensive vigilance

Liverpool offensive vigilance

One of the most important principles of the offensive organization moment is the offensive vigilance. It’s also know as defensive vigilance but I prefer the first denomination since at that stage the team is in offensive organization. Basically the offensive vigilance it’s all about the control of the opponent attacking players when our team has…

How to develop “smarter soccer players”?

How to develop “smarter soccer players”?

Since I created the Facebook page Canadian Soccer Coaches Network, very often coaches ask me about Unopposed vs Opposed exercises, how can they help develop “smarter players”? First of all (on a very simple way), I will simplify the concept of Soccer IQ in 3 sub-concepts: Awareness, Decision-making and Space-time. Awareness, Reading the game is…

What makes a great soccer scout?

What makes a great soccer scout?

As athlead steps into its strategic alliance with Soccer Hub, we try and understand the nuances of good scouting. We use this blog as a piece to understand the right attitude and skills that can definitely further any of your scouting careers. Ability to gauge attitudes: Great talent is often misconceived to be inborn, what’s…

Soccer Scouting revolution

Soccer Scouting revolution

Scouting is an activity that exist since we knew football but in recent years had a great visibility due to the phenomenon of social networks. Since the early 2000s several companies have identified a gap in the market and have produced tools to respond to club needs with player databases, statistics and videos on a global…