Spellbinding. Spectacular. Humbling. There’s no end of superlatives to describe FC Barcelona at their magnificent best. Over the last four years FC Barcelona has won over a dozen major championships and counting, including multiple La Liga titles, Copa del Reys, The Champions League and FIFA World Club Championships. In 2009 they won every title they competed for, making them the only team ever to achieve the Sextuple. If there’s any team coaches around the world want to emulate, it’s FC Barcelona.
But where does this unprecedented success come from?
Yes it’s true, FC Barcelona’s roll call of star names has a lot to do with it. When you have names like Lionel Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Gerard Pique and others on your team you are always going to be confident of victory every time you step on the field.
But no team is successful without the right tactics and style of play.
The biggest reason for FC Barcelona’s incredible success is the philosophy, team culture and skills development instilled by its manager – Pep Guardiola. Guardiola’s ‘Tika-taka’ style of play is the envy of managers and coaches all over the world. After every scintillating display, managers, coaches and analysts will spend hours replaying their games to assess how they can utilise FC Barcelona’s style of play to such devastating effect.
“In FC Barcelona: Style and Domination. A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona, Tony Englund has done a masterful job of introducing the American soccer coaching community to the “Barcelona Way”. He shows us how they play, he provides us with training exercises to help us play the “Barcelona Way” and, amazingly, shows us some solid strategies to beat them! The book is a unique and welcome analysis of the best sports club in the world and provides us with scores of thought provoking technical and tactical insights.” Jeff Tipping, NSCAA Director of Education and Coaching Development Emeritus, UEFA A License Assessor – Irish FA, Palm Beach Soccer Academy Technical Director
If you want to emulate FC Barcelona in how you coach your players, you no longer have to spend hours searching the internet, poring over video and match reports to try and work out which soccer coaching drills to use. Because everything you need to know about coaching teams in ‘The Barcelona Way’ has been researched, analysed and collected together into this special book.
FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona examines the special qualities and practices that have been critical to the club’s recent success. From a profile of the manager and summary of the club’s overall culture to in-depth analysis of the team’s players, systemic philosophy, tactical priorities and playing tendencies, this book helps you to understand exactly how and why FC Barcelona has become the world’s top club.
Using diagrams and summaries of highlights from La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, this book examines the goals, set-pieces and even the weaknesses of the FC Barcelona system.
Finally, and critically, FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona includes examples of Barcelona’s soccer coaching methods, with dozens of soccer drills and soccer training exercises that can help you to emulate the world’s greatest team on the practice field.
The author of FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona, Tony Englund, has extensive soccer coaching experience, holding 14 coaching certifications, including the NSCAA Premier, Director of Coaching Diploma, Advanced National Diploma and an International Coaches’ Association Fitness and Conditioning for Soccer Licence.
Englund spent an incredible number of hours studying countless Barcelona games from 2009 up to the current 2012 season, including La Liga games, Champions League, Spanish Cup games, and the FIFA World Club Championships. This resulted in a thorough analysis and an extensive breakdown of Barca’s tactics and style of play.
During a fifteen year playing career, Tony played goalkeeper on high-level youth and adult club teams, helping his high school team to a conference title and a number one ranking. Englund’s club teams have earned five state championships and compiled more than 350 wins and fifty tournament and league championships.
Between 1996 and 2003, Englund served as head coach at Hill-Murray Girls High School. During the 2001 regular season the team earned a record of 18-0-0, making them the only unbeaten team in school history. That year, Englund was named Minnesota State High School Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year.
Tony Englund is currently the Assistant Director of Coaching at St. Croix Soccer Club and a lead presenter at the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association’s Winter Symposium in 2009, 2011, and 2012. He was also a presenter for the Minnesota State High School Soccer Association’s Fall Clinic in 2011.high-level coaching symposiums. This is his fourth soccer coaching book, all published by WORLD CLASS COACHING.
In FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona you will discover everything you need to know about teaching your players how to use the ‘tika-taka’ style of soccer to devastating effect.
This is a style of play characterized by short passing, patience and possession, which involves roaming movement and positional interchanges in intricate patterns.
You might think you need the gifted touch of Messi and the laser guided passing of Xavi to be able to mimic the flair and creativity of FC Barcelona. Whilst FC Barcelona’s players have the talent to take the basic principles to an unprecedented level, ‘tika-taka’ is a style of play that can be taught to teams from six year old playing at grass roots to teams playing at the highest level.
The soccer training drills in FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona are designed to equip your players with the skills they need to improve their possession, passing and movements. This includes soccer drills for playing with both feet, ball control, passing, tempo and tactical awareness.
Through practicing the soccer drills and utilizing the diagrams of FC Barcelona’s set pieces, you will be able to improve your team’s situational awareness, the ability to maintain position and to dominate opposing teams through playing ‘The Barcelona Way’.
“Barcelona is the team of the moment and everyone wants to know how they do it. Tony Englund has written a comprehensive book on the secrets of their success, a must read; and as a fellow author and professional coach I would highly recommend this book.” Wayne Harrison – A former Academy Director at Blackpool F.C. in the English Championship League is a “best-selling” author who currently has 11 coaching books to his name. Harrison holds the prestigious UEFA ”A” license, as well as a Bachelors degree in Applied Physiology and Sports Psychology.
“FC Barcelona, Style and Domination – provides great insight into playing and training “the Barca way” – a style and manner we may not all reach – but one we all can aspire to. It provides a fascinating and in-depth look at the tactics of Barcelona and contains drills, exercises and small-sided games that can be used by teams at all levels of play. Coaches of teams at every level will find an almost unlimited amount of quality material here to use with their own team.”Dave Brown – Director of Coaching, WFC Rangers, Bellingham, WA.
“Style and Domination: A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Tony Englund has struck a great balance between his professional coaching analysis of one of the greatest clubs and teams of the modern era and his clear, more fan centered, appreciation of the game played so well. My hat off to Tony for taking the time, and paying the attention to detail to create this book. I would recommend it to a broad audience as having really accessible and helpful insight.” Ian Barker – NSCAA Director of Coaching Education
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One of the best midfielders in the world, and his teammate, Xavi, recently referred to Busquets as the “Best one-touch player in the world”. And this report will reveal why Busquets plays a critical role in the Barcelona system of play and how you can put one of your players in this important position.
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FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona is written by an experienced soccer coach for soccer coaches of every level. Along with profiles of the manager and a summary of FC Barcelona’s culture, philosophy and playing tendencies, this book is a valuable soccer coaching tool packed with tactical analysis and soccer training exercise for training teams in the ‘tika-taka’ style of play.
Through using the soccer drills and diagrams, you will be able to coach your team in the skills and techniques that have helped FC Barcelona to become the world’s greatest team. You will be able to coach your players in maintaining possession, smooth passing movements and high tempo play that will enable them to dominate opponents in the same style as their soccer idols.
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P.S. FC Barcelona: Style and Domination, A Tactical Analysis of FC Barcelona is a comprehensive guide to coaching players in the ‘tika-taka’ style of play. Through its diagrams, detailing of FC Barcelona’s common practices and dozens of soccer training exercise, this book shows you how to coach your players so you can improve their possession, passing and fluid movement so you can dominate opponents like the greatest team in the world.
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