August 9, 2018

Click on the picture to access a PDF of my notes on this book. You can also go to my 'Recommend Books' section.

Brilliant coach and very honorable person.

Thanks,

Reuben

August 13, 2017

Above is a video I created that highlights, in my opinion, some of the key aspects of a "Mid-Level Press" or "Medium Defensive Block".

To summarize, these aspects include:

1.) Establishing a purposeful Line of Confrontation in the Midfield Third

2.) Collective shape must...

May 19, 2017

Below is an example highlight video that I time to time create for some of my players. I generally use iMovie and have found that to be a terrific program. However the process of clipping, editing, adding effects, adding music, etc. is very tedious. The reason I do the...

January 28, 2017

Last night I ran a session with my FC Boston Bolts 2002 Team (U15, 8th-9th graders) and the focus was on, what I described to the players, as "using a third man when possessing". I was excited to run the session because I thought the exercises where creative and challe...

January 14, 2017

Match Analysis:   English Premier League-   January 14th, 2017

Tottenham 4  -  West Brom 0

1st Half

Going into this fixture, I imagine Tottenham would have prepared themselves to face and find solutions to Tony Pulis' typical deep lying defensive set-up. Pu...

November 29, 2016

Recently I built a Keynote presentation that focuses on aspects within playing in a 4-3-3. Keynote is somewhat similar to Powerpoint, but the significant difference for me is that Keynote allows images and texts to move on the screen on your command, which is very usef...

September 4, 2015

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Here is an article that I was shown recently and I think it does a terrific job highlighting several behaviors and tendencies that can be hindering an athlete from being mentally tough and focused on their task at hand. The ar...

August 27, 2015

Notes- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

 

Introduction

  • Earning success is hard pg.5

  • New or more information is not what you need- a new plan of action is pg.5

 

Chapter 1- The Compound Effect in Action

  • I’m the world’s biggest believer in consistency pg.6

  • ...

May 22, 2015

This was an awesome read; all about the pre-Chelsea days of a young Jose Mourinho. The book is written by a very close friend of his who is able to give a very detailed account of his life and times. It starts out with him in Barcelona working for Sir Bobby Robson, but...

March 15, 2015

 

Here are my notes from the soccer book The Numbers Game. It was a terrific read and illuminates many misconceptions that we may have about the game. Overall, the thesis is that through analyzing certain data in the game, we create a  way of thinking about the game tha...

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