Welcome to the Blog

Date Posted: February 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

The 4-4-2 System of play In the modern game, we have seen various tactical shifts, especially in the past 20 years. In the mid-90s, playing in a flat 4-4-2 was a common theme across Europe. The wingers would move high, midfielders would both be box-box and make sure one sat while another roamed forward, while […]

Improving as a coach without coaching?

Date Posted: January 24, 2017 in Uncategorized

Having worked in youth development since 2002, I have had many roles with players of all attitudes and abilities. I began coaching for the local council aged 16 as both a lead and assistant coach, initially in my first few weeks doing 4 hours a week but that quickly increased to doing between 8-16 hours […]

Searching for Solutions

Date Posted: December 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Finding ways to win during the match During the course of the week, football fans will discuss their team, how they played, which formation they should use and which players should play in each position. Often this will result in different opinions from different people based on their own personal preferences. The coach will often […]

Mourinho’s Dilemma

Date Posted: August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Onside Soccer Consulting Blog; 18th October 2016 Choosing the best “formation” to suit the players Often as coaches, one of the first questions you can be asked when meeting other coaches can be; “what formation do you use?” which is a question without any definitive answer for coaches who have a strong understanding of creating […]