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Isolated Practice: How important is it?

By Ron Smith | 05/12/2014 | (0) Comments

This article explains what 'isolated practice' is, why it is vitally important for developing touch and maintaining a high level of performance and how repetition is so important when players are in the learning stages.

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Brisbane Roar Philosophy

By Ron Smith | 29/11/2014 | (1) Comments

A summary of Brisbane Roar's passing and possession up to Round 7

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A Matter of ‘Principles’

By Ron Smith | 17/09/2014 | (0) Comments

This blog is about the use of the word 'Principles' and how it's frequent use may cause confusion for coaches.

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Think about it, slowly!

By Ron Smith | 13/05/2014 | (1) Comments

This blog gives a brief explanation about how the brain works in making decisions and examines some of the arguments put forward in The Curriculum for adopting a particular style of play.

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Does size really matter?

By Ron Smith | 26/03/2014 | (0) Comments

Barcelona's central defender, Xavier Mascherano is 174 cms tall, which raises the question, "Does size really matter?"

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Possession football or Direct Play, something to think about.

By Ron Smith | 12/01/2014 | (0) Comments

This article raises the question about the success rates of scoring goals and reaching the final third of the field after regaining possession in the back third. Analysis provides evidence that is sometimes contrary to what people believe, which in turn makes people think.

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Should young players be allowed to play in an older age group?

By Ron Smith | 02/10/2013 | (1) Comments

This article touches on one of the important aspects of player development, playing with older players.

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Is “Playing out from the back” emphasised too much?

By Ron Smith | 25/08/2013 | (2) Comments

More thoughts on possession.

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Sports Path

By Ron Smith | 01/08/2013 | (0) Comments

This is about Sports Path, the world's leading company using the Web to develop players and coaches.  

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Analysis of possession in the Confederation Cup Final

By Ron Smith | 02/07/2013 | (0) Comments

This article provides an analysis of the possession of both teams in the Confederations Cup Final.

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