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Coaching the Tiki Taka Style of Play


 
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Coaching The Tiki Taka Style of Play

This exceptional book in FULL COLOUR contains a complete coaching resource on the Tiki Taka philosophy, development, training methods, tactical insight and of course practices from FC Barcelona, Ajax, Liverpool and more.

This book covers some of the following:

  • Learn the Tiki-Taka coaching philosophy
  • How to develop the Tiki Taka method through purpose designed training asessions
  • How to implement the Tiki Taka style of play
  • Practices from FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Villarreal, Liverpool FC and more
  • Blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football
  • Tactical Analysis of Guardiola, Cruyff and Van Gaal’s Positional Systems

  • This gives you an exclusive guide on how you can coach your team the Tiki Taka style of play, just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Learn how to Coach the 'Tiki-Taka' Style of Play

    This book includes:

    • Pages: 224
    • Practices: 50
    • Tactical: 30
    • Age Group: U11-18+
    • Print: FULL COLOUR

    See full coaching topics below:


    Jed Davies outlines in detail the Tiki-Taka football philosophy popularised by Barcelona and Spain and shows you, the coach, how to implement this style of play. Davies has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea City FC, Villarreal CF and AFC Ajax who have all developed possession based philosophies as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Part 1 explores the development theory that requires an understanding before you are able to produce the Tiki-Taka style of football, this includes: Establishing a Football Philosophy, Identifying Local Talent and Purposeful Training.

    Part 2 looks at the Tiki-Taka philosophy and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions. 50 practices are provided from professional clubs including FC Barcelona, AFC Ajax, Athletic Bilbao and Liverpool FC.

    Part 3 looks at the influential figures in the evolution of Tiki-Taka with chapters on Rinus Michels (‘The Father of Football’), Johan Cruyff and Pep Guardiola among others.

    Part 4 looks at the Tactical Theory and provides a blueprint of how to play with the Tiki-Taka brand of football. It analyses positional systems, game realistic situations and solves tactical problems such as when the opposition are sitting in a deep low block (‘Parking the Bus’), all using the advice provided from professional coaches who have been involved in the implementation of the Tiki-Taka philosophy.

    Practice Topic Samples:

  • AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
  • FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
  • VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
  • ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
  • LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
  • FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
  • AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game

  • Full Book Contents

    INTRODUCTION

    PART 1: THE TIKI TAKA DEVELOPMENT THEORY

    1. THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL SIDED GAMES FOR TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
    Research and Studies
    The English FA’s Plan for Changes
    Futsal
    Conclusion
    2. LACK OF CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY
    A Critical Analysis of the Long Ball Approach
    3. A GLOBAL FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    Barcelona
    Ajax
    4. ESTABLISHING A CENTRAL PHILOSOPHY)
    Liverpool FC
    5. A LOCAL TALENT IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMME
    6. PLAYER POTENTIAL AND DEVELOPMENT
    ‘Geniuses Are Made Not Born’: The Polgar Sisters Chess Experiment
    7. FC BARCELONA CASE STUDY
    Approach to Purposeful Training Hours at La Masia
    8. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING
    9. GROWTH MINDSET: CAROL DWECK’S EXPERIMENT
    ‘Always Praise Effort and Not Talent’
    10. TRAINING AT ‘THE EDGE OF YOUR ABILITY’.
    11. COGNITIVE TRAINING
    12. THE POWERS OF TRAINING THE MENTAL ASPECTS OF A PLAYER
    The Power of Imagination: Effective Visualisation
    Eliminating Doubt
    Mental Toughness
    13. PURPOSEFUL TRAINING, A SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
    Building Up Play From the Back Dynamic End Line Game

    PART 2: 50 PRACTICES TO COACH THE TIKI TAKA STYLE OF PLAY

    TRAINING METHODS
    PRACTICE FORMAT

    1. FC BARCELONA: The Rondo
    2. FC BARCELONA: The Double Rondo
    3. FC BARCELONA: The Adjacent Passing Square Exercise
    4. FC BARCELONA: The Laureano Ruiz Simplified Triangulation Exercise
    5. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+2) End to End Possession Game
    6. AFC AJAX: 4 v 4 (+1) Corner To Corner Possession Exercise
    7. FC BARCELONA: Shielding the Ball and Waiting for Support with 3 v 1 Play
    8. AFC AJAX: Directional 6 v 6 ‘3 Goals Game’
    9. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 4 Breaking Out of the Middle Third
    10. LIVERPOOL FC: Position Specific 8 v 8 (+1) Possession Exercise
    11. VILLARREAL CF: The Gridded 4 Goal Game
    12. VILLARREAL CF: Match Realistic Overloads in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
    13. LIVERPOOL FC: Playing through the Lines in a 4 Zone Passing Exercise
    14. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the Thirds with 1 v 1 Duels
    15. AFC AJAX: 10 v 4 Playing through the Middle Third (Zone)
    16. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Three Zone Small Sided Game
    17. AFC AJAX: Passing in Behind the Defensive Line in a 4 v 4 (+2) SSG with 2 End Zones
    18. FC BARCELONA: Using Width in Your Own Half SSG
    19. FC BARCELONA: Playing Out from the Back 3 Zone SSG
    20. FC BARCELONA: 8 v 9 Phase of Play - Playing against the Deep Block
    21. SWANSEA CITY FC: Position Specific Pattern Play
    22. SWANSEA CITY FC: 8 v 6 Phase of Play - Playing Out from the Back
    23. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within the Block (Pattern Play)
    24. ATHLETIC BILBAO: Finding Space within a Compact Block (Pattern Play)
    25. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back (Pattern Play)
    26. FC BARCELONA: Team Positioning When Playing Out from the Back From a Throw-in (Pattern Play)
    27. LIVERPOOL FC: Shooting Practice with Quick Passing
    28. FC BARCELONA: Feeding the Ball into the Front 3 (3 v 3 (+GK) Attacking Practice)
    29. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC: Finding the Centre Forward in the Box 3 v 3 (+GK) Practice
    30. FEYENOORD FC: Raymond Verheijen’s Sprinting & Finishing Under Pressure
    31. AFC AJAX: 3 Man 1 v 1 Duel ‘Moves to Beat’ Dribbling Exercise
    32. FC BARCELONA: The 3 Station Interchanges Exercise (Losing Your Man)
    33. VILLARREAL CF: 4 v 4 Pressing Patterns
    34. VILLARREAL CF: 3 v 3 High Intensity Transition Game
    35. FC BARCELONA: Switching Play through a Central Zone Transition Game
    36. FC BARCELONA: 5 v 2 / 5 v 8 Quick Transition Game with Central Square
    37. AFC AJAX: 7 v 7 Transition Game with Blocking Zone
    38. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Organisation Position Specific Pattern Play
    39. LIVERPOOL FC: The Defensive Block Scoring Zone Game
    40. AFC AJAX: Defensive Shape Transition Game
    41. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘Triggers’ Pressing Game
    42. FC BARCELONA: 7 v 7 ‘6 Second Rule’ Pressing Game
    43. FC BARCELONA: Pressing Attacking Zone Game
    44. AFC AJAX: 3 v 3 / 6 v 3 Quick Phases Transition Game
    45. SWANSEA CITY FC: Attacking in the Final Third (2 v 2s)
    46. FC BARCELONA: 2 v 1 / 2 v 3 Quick Transition Game
    47. FC BARCELONA: Playing through the False 9 in a SSG
    48. FC BARCELONA: 3 Team Vision & Awareness Practice
    49. FC BARCELONA: 3 v 1 / 2 v 2 Awareness Game
    50. FC BARCELONA: 4 Corner Zone Dynamic Transition Game

    PART 3: INFLUENTIAL FIGURES: THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA

    1. THE TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL PHILOSOPHY
    2. THE EVOLUTION OF TIKI TAKA FOOTBALL
    The 12 Men Who Changed Football the Most
    3. ARCHIE MCLEAN
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo
    4. URUGUAY 1930
    From Paisley To Sao Paolo

    5. MATTHIAS SINDELAR
    The World’s First Great ‘False 9’
    6. LA MAQUINA AND EVOLUTION’S PATH
    Renato Cesarini & José María Minella
    7. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGYARS
    Gusztáv Sebes
    8. MASLOV’S PRESSING APPROACH
    9. RINUS MICHELS
    The Architect of Total Football
    10. VALERIY LOBANOVSKYI
    The Science of His Pressing Approach
    11. JOHAN CRUYFF
    The Father or Son of Total Football?
    12. LOUIS VAN GAAL
    13. FRANK RIJKAARD
    14. PEP GUARDIOLA
    The Great Exhibition
    GUARDIOLA’S TRANSITIONAL DIAGRAM
    (4-3-3 or the W-W with Full Backs further Forward Turning into a 2-1-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S IN POSSESSION SYSTEM DIAGRAM (2-1-4-3, 3-4-3 or the M-M)
    GUARDIOLA’S TEAM FORMATION: Players Roles and Responsibilities
    Lionel Messi
    THE FOUNDATIONS OF GUARDIOLA’S PLAYING STYLE: Barcelona’s Youth Development System & the Club
    LIFE AFTER PEP GUARDIOLA: Tito Vilanova

    PART 4: TIKI TAKA TACTICAL THEORY

    MAKING SENSE OF TIKI TAKA AND THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
    What Are the Variables of Tiki Taka Football?
    What Are the “Non-Variables” of Tiki Taka Football?
    Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities
    Themes of the Development History of Tiki Taka
    1. THE SPATIAL POSITIONAL SYSTEM AND CONCEPT OF ‘FORMATION’
    Template for Coaches to Plot Out Their Formation
    Positional Systems
    The Tiki Taka Positional System Template
    Ajax’s Positional System under Van Gaal
    Barcelona’s Positional System under Guardiola
    Summary of Ajax and Barcelona’s Positional System
    Brendan Rogers and the Positional System of Play
    Marcelo Bielsa’s Positional Play
    The Importance of Positioning to Tiki Taka
    2. THE TRANSITION DIFFERENTIALS
    Regaining Possession, a FC Barcelona Case Study
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Regaining Possession
    3. THE ART OF COLLECTIVE PRESSING
    The 6 Second Rule
    Liverpool F.C. Coach Interview: Pressing
    FC Barcelona: Preparing for the Negative Transition while in Possession High Up the Pitch
    FC Barcelona: Effective 6 Second Pressing High Up the Pitch
    How 3 Players Can Successfully Press 5
    4. BALL CIRCULATION
    Barcelona USA: A Youth Development Success Story
    Training to Create Habits
    5. THE ATTACKING ATTITUDES
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of Goals Scored 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    PREMIER LEAGUE ANALYSIS: Location of the Assists 2011/12 (%) Diagram
    Assessing the Statistics
    Villarreal: A Case Study
    Comparing Swansea City and FC Barcelona’s Possession Based Philosophies
    6. DEFENSIVE ORGANISATION: THE BLOCK
    The 3 Types of ‘Block’
    7. THE CONCLUSION OF THE FOOTBALLING STATES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.
    8. THE INDIVIDUAL BASIC TASKS
    Case Study: A Typical 4-3-3 into a 3-4-3
    (1) The Sweeper Goalkeeper
    (2 & 3) The Wing Backs
    (4 & 5) The Central Defenders
    THE MIDFIELD TRIO (6, 8, 10): (6) The Controller (Defensive Midfielder)
    (8) The Second Controller or Central Midfield Playmaker
    (10) The Box to Box or Advanced Central Midfielder
    THE ATTACKING TRIO (7, 11 & 9): (7 & 11) The Inside Forwards
    (9) The False 9 or Central Striker
    9. TACTICAL SOLUTIONS AND VARIATIONS OF THE FORM
    Tactical Problem 1: Struggling to Control Possession and Build up from the Back from a Goal Kick.
    Playing From The Defence Through To The Midfield.
    Tactical Problem 2: The opposition are sitting in a deep low block (also known as “Parking the Bus”) and it has become increasingly difficult to find spaces to penetrate further forward
    ‘The False Touch’ – Example
    Tactical Problem 3: The profile of players available to you make it increasingly difficult to control the games through the theoretical 4-3-3 (3-4-3) and requires a positional system that still provides the options both in attack and to play out from the back
    Tactical Problem 4: You have set your midfield up with 2 controllers and 1 number 10 further forward.
    Your team have a lot of possession but are struggling to play passes forward and control
    possession in the final third
    Tactical Problem 5: You find that your defensive line is too slow to play with the high line necessary for the theoretical system of play and is suffering under the pressure of quicker strikers
    10. WIGAN ATHLETIC FC CASE STUDY
    Developing a Possession Game
    1. Through the Coach:
    2. Through the Player:
    The Process of Possession (Ball Circulation)
    The Attacking Transition
    The Defensive Transition
    The Process of Being Out of Possession (Defensive Block)
    Conclusion
    FINAL THOUGHTS: A SHORT REFLECTIVE MESSAGE

    Meet the Author
    Jed C. Davies

    Jed C. Davies

    Jed is the assistant manager and head of analysis for Oxford University Centaurs and has worked with various youth players throughout Europe.

    He has studied the methods used at FC Barcelona, Liverpool FC, Swansea FC, Villarreal CF, AFC Ajax and a number of teams developing a particular fascination with the possession based philosophies in football as a way of controlling and winning games.

    Tiki-Taka football is a style of football popularised by Spain and Barcelona during the decade ending 2010 and is part of a philosophy in football that has existed right from the game’s very beginnings: a way of controlling the game through possession and positional systems.

    Jed Davies has been fortunate enough to speak in great lengths with a number of coaches who work at the clubs who currently advocate the possession based philosophy and in doing so, has developed a clear understanding of what the tiki-taka philosophy is and how it can be developed through purpose designed training sessions.

    A train of thought has been developed that football that is played in this way is developed through it’s ‘form’: positional systems, attitudes to building up possession etc. Davies therefore has proposed that football tactics should be designed around the dictum “form follows process”, a way of perfect football within an adaptive structure where the structure and positional system is the agent of change, rather than the players themselves.


    All of the practices are are presented with clear simple to understand diagrams supported with objective, description, coaching points and variations/progressions.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for you Learn how to coach your team to the 'TIKI-TAKA' style of play just like FC Barcelona and Ajax!

    Pages: 224
    Practices: 50
    Tactics: 30
    Print: FULL COLOUR
    Age Group - practices for: age U11-18+


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