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Coaching and Development Manager
Football Federation South Australia
46: January 2011
From the editor
Welcome to the 46th issue of SoccerCoachingInternational; Our tenth e-Magazine!
This past year we have launched a new website, changed from a hardcopy magazine to an e-Magazine and launched our new editor: MySoccerExercises.com. A lot of changes in just 1 year. And we will continue to add new features and improvements in 2011. We are looking to launch our new and improve Player Tracking System next year and we are fast at work to make all our exercises available in our new editor. While working on all these features we also have magazines to publish and issue 46, is now a fact!
This issue starts with an interview with the newly appointed head coach of Ajax, Frank de Boer. On 6 December 2010, after the resignation of Martin Jol, de Boer was suddenly appointed head coach of Ajax. His first game in charge was a UEFA Champions League match against AC Milan. There he was on the edge of his seat in the dug-out of the immense San Siro stadium. He eagerly directed his team and was continuously making forward movements with his hand, the attacking play worked and de Boer and his team managed to beat AC Milan in their own home. He talked exclusively with SoccerCoachingInternational about his sudden move from the Ajax academy to now being the head coach of Holland's biggest club.
From the Ajax article it’s a small leap to Small sided games in football, part 3, which focuses on 'The rondo', a typical Dutch possession game. From possession games we move to finishing exercises in our re-occurring 'Training Sessions' section This time we have divided this section into 3 zones again: 'The passing and shooting zone', ‘Guus Hiddink Zone and ‘The Finishing Zone'.
The fourth article features Chico Fraga, a set play specialist at SC Internacional in Brazil. Chico talks pationately about how he was able to implemented a different treatment for set plays at the club and how important this is.
Last, but not least we have a column; this time around by Alison Stewart on 'Kick it with Kenya', a great project SoccerCoachingInternational proudly supports.
Another great issue, which I hope you enjoy reading as much as we enjoyed making it!
Yours in soccer,
Managing Editor SCI