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CoachesNet Offers New Installment Of 'Premier International Tours Coaches Corner'

CHICAGO (May 7, 2009) – In an effort to continue to provide diverse and unique educational opportunities, U.S. Soccer’s CoachesNet, through a partnership with Premier International Tours (formerly Euro-Sportring), is pleased to provide another installment of Premier International Tours Coaches Corner. This is the sixth installment of an ongoing series of training sessions, exercises and articles designed to inform and educate coaches on international coaching styles and methods.

Premier International Tours, in conjunction with The Royal Netherlands Soccer Federation (KNVB), highlights different topics from youth development, training sessions and coaching styles that the KNVB use to train youth players.

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In this installment called "Defining Your Own Style of Play," the KNVB looks at the various options a coach must weigh when choosing a certain style of play. Will the team play a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2? What are the roles of each player and position and the expectations? The common answer is to work on these and other questions during the pre-season and practice as many of the possible scenarios the team may face during the upcoming season. Preparation and repetitiveness is the key to achieving your style of play.

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Past Coaches Corner topics have included a variety of subjects throughout the game. Click below to revisit prior topics in Premier International Tours Coaches Corner.

Coaches Corner No. 1 - April 15, 2008
Coaches Corner No. 2 - June 6, 2008
Coaches Corner No. 3 - August 13, 2008
Coaches Corner No. 4 - October 17, 2008
Coaches Corner No. 5 - January, 23, 2009