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59: April-June 2012
Dear Subscribers, Contributors and Partners,
In the days leading up to Euro 2012 Championships in Poland and Ukraine (as the biggest football event of this year), the many national team coaches are very focused on preparing their team for the forthcoming games, and we at SoccerCoachingInternational offer you a multitude of perspectives and visions of coaching, training and playing at many levels of the beautiful game; with input from all around the world. From such a rich and varied spectrum of coaching perspectives, SCI will provide a rich learning resource to permit you to learn for yourself and appropriately apply the right methods, styles and resources to suit you, the players and the team.
In this magazine, Maurice Steijn, talks about his role as Head coach of ADO Den Haag (Dutch Premier league team), then from The Hague to Andalucía, where SCI met with Jamie Morente Sánchez, coach of the Granada CF U17s squad about their achievements and vision for the future. Then it’s back to The Netherlands for this issue’s Youth coaching feature, before flying to the United Arab Emirates, where we talked to Brazilian coach Douglas Saretti, youth academy technical coordinator and manager of Al Nasr Football Club.
We then feature the U9s of ACV in The Netherlands, where we talked to Johan Jasper who is an enthusiastic youth coach and a true believer of the ‘Rene Meulensteen’ method. Last, but no means least, we have our regular feature ‘Training Sessions from around the world,’ focussing in this edition; Defending phases, part 1.
I am sure you will enjoy reading Issue 59 of SoccerCoachingInternational whilst also keeping an eye on the events of Euro 2012; and that both will provide you with great ideas and insight, that you can apply to your own coaching.
Paul van Veen