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Hyundai ‘A’ League scoring trends between 2014-15 and 2016-17

By Ron Smith | Tue, April 25, 2017 | (1) Comments

This article provides evidence about goals scored between 2014-15 and 2016-17 in Open Play and from Set Plays. Information is included regarding the number of goals scored from regained possessions in each third of the field and the number of passes made preceding each goal in Open Play. Conclusions are drawn regarding strategic decisions and implications for coaches and practice methodoligies are suggested.

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Changing the system - or our thinking about systems?

By Ron Smith | Tue, April 04, 2017 | (0) Comments

This article considers the merits of developing adaptable players, questions the importance of systems of play and advocates teaching players basic behaviours or 'habits' as a starting point to learning how to play football..

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