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Tactical precision, Mental quickness


Grant Wahl recently interviewed Xavi.

Do you want to know why the Spanish game is different? This

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First of all, their sessions are incredible. Most of training is a game played on a small-sided field, 10 a side, and all the guys are within 15 yards of each other. It's so compact, and they're still able to function in such tight corners.


This is done many a place, with regularity, and at an early age (right after football 7, even though football 7 sides will train with a full 10 like this, or 11, if a short and thin field with goals is available on the complex). Spacing is not as generous as the 15 yards he mentions, it's probably more like seven, eight max.

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Ray Hudson's quotes are pure gold.



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WarSlamEagle
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Great read...always love Wahl's stuff, even if it's about Barcelona.

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Ray Hudson's quotes are pure gold.

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Reading the full magazine article from this week's SI and it's annoying me. Wahl keeps talking about how Barca draws its stars from its academy and keeps mentioning Cesc and oh shite I just punched a hole in my wall





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Tweezy
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what age do kids start taking footy serious over there? i know in america kids start playing when theyre 4-6, but even for the best ones it doesn't get that serious until at least age 11 or 12. if you dont live in an area with lots of competitive soccer being played it might not get serious til high school, at that point they are so far behind their actual potential it just becomes a hobby so to speak. also i could be completely wrong about all the ages, but this is just what i'm guessing based on my experiences.

canes and dr pepper. study party at...my crib. think i'll probably watch some games i have on the dvr tonight, maybe even watch last weeks homeland episode






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The Mick
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but even for the best ones it doesn't get that serious until at least age 11 or 12.
Its getting younger actually now. Most larger clubs are starting U9 academy programs with pro coaches training them and seeking competitive style tournaments to play in. In the last 10 years Ive seen it go from U11 being the first year of competitive down to U9.. Hopefully the trend continues.


PS - in Louisiana, about 8 yrs ago we used to play 11 v 11 from U11 ages up. That was changed to 8v8 through U12 and 11v11 starts at U13. Thats a positive imo. (imagine the cluster frick with 22 10yr olds on one field )



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TFTC
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it sounds similar to the training session that someone linked of LFC in Boston... very fast paced, one touch passing, small pitch...

I guess since BR is a disciple of tiki-taka, that shouldn't be a surprise...






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Tweezy
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well that's good to hear, like i said i havent been involved with youth soccer for quite some time and luckily i have no children







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Its getting younger actually now.

I walked by a U6 tournament the other day...






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