Coach Bain Mused Podcast with Wayne Harrison

Coach Bain Mused Podcast with Wayne Harrison

Wayne joined Alistair Bain on his podcast series, Coach Bain Mused. The Coach Bain Mused Podcast series covers all areas related to Football & discusses the complexities of development & how coaching methods can be applied to learning. 

In this podcast, Wayne discusses his background, influence, philosophies and thoughts on the game.

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How to Teach Freedom of Movement for the 4-2-3-1

How to Teach Freedom of Movement for the 4-2-3-1

Attacking and Defensive Positioning; and Covering for Each Other in Brief

To play such a fluid and imaginative style of play as we do; where players are offered such freedom offensively all over the field; there is always a "weakness" to this we need to address. In this case we look at the defensive consequences for which we need to cover and correct. 

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Developing Play from the Back

Developing Play from the Back

We develop play from the back. Work on that initially practicing all ways to get out.

Have opponents only intercepting passes to begin. Then let it go free.

When opponents win it back we work on the defending team condensing and defending correctly.

So certain plays are recognized consciously first of all with particular CUES offering identification of these.

If one or two ways to develop play are done very frequently then it becomes a subconscious decision to move in to position so no decision making required as such.

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Wayne Harrison on Changes at Surf

Wayne Harrison on Changes at Surf

When I joined San Diego Surf SC, I knew that this was a club with the potential to do great things. One thing that great international youth academies like Barcelona and Ajax have in common is a standard system of play throughout their teams. This is one of my goals in joining Surf – to bring a standard system to the club.

We will use the 4-2-3-1 system of play, the most popular system at professional level throughout the world now. This system, which was used by Spain to win the 2008 and 2012 European Championships and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, is a fluid, attack-minded system also used by Arsenal, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and many others. With this in mind, we will also teach the players alternate systems of play to suit particular moments in game, all developing from the 4-2-3-1.

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Wayne Harrison Podcast Interview

In this interview, hosted by John Matich, a renown football/soccer coach in San Diego, CA, from The Kicking System , Wayne Harrison, talks about soccer formations & tactics, the modern soccer game and developing his soccer awareness philosophy. 

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