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Louis van Gaal's Coaching Philosophy and Practices
Louis van Gaal's Coaching Philosophy and Practices


 
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Louis van Gaal's
Coaching Philosophy and Practices
A Unique Opportunity to Learn from one of the World's Best Coaches

This fantastic new Louis van Gaal book in FULL COLOUR gives you the unique opportunity to learn from the man himself about his coaching philosophy.

The book is packed full of in depth interviews with Louis van Gaal describing his football philosophy. The topics included are:

  • Preparation and Tactics
  • How to Manage a Team
  • Data Analysis
  • The Periodization of Fitness Training
  • Man Management
  • The importance of Tactics and Psychology
  • 35 Louis van Gaal practices
The included 35 Louis van Gaal practices are from his time with the Netherlands, AZ Alkmaar, Bayern Munich and Manchester United.

The Netherlands training practices in this book were observed at Quick Boys in Katwijk, at the Dutch training accommodation in Hoenderloo, in various stadiums across Europe, during the 2014 training camp in Lagos (Portugal) and in Brazil during the World Cup.

There were many of the same types of training, but the methodological progress was thought out and the coaching moments were increasingly detailed and demanding.


Learn from one of the most successful coaches in world football
This book includes:
  • 154 Pages
  • FULL CO LOUR Print
  • 35 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level
See full contents below:

Practice Topic Samples:
  • Timing of Movement in a Quick One-Two Combination Drill With Third Man Run
  • 5 V 3 Awareness Time and Space Possession Exercise
  • Collective Defending In an 8 V 7 Game Situation
  • Positional Support Play in an 8 (+2) V 8 (+2) Possession Game
  • Press High Up the Pitch, Win the Ball and Counter Attack in a 7 V 6 (+Gk) Practice
  • Switch of Play, 1 V 1 Flank Play + Crossing and Finishing Practice
  • Coaching Positional Roles to Build Up Play in a 6 Zone 8 V 8 (+Gk) Functional Practice
  • Set Play: Wide Free-Kick - Timing of Runs and Finishing

Full Book Contents

CHAPTER 1

PRE-WORLD CUP 2014 ANALYSIS: THE 3-5-2 / 3-4-1-2 FORMATION
A First Analysis of Netherlands’ New Style of Play: The 3-5-2 / 3-4-1-2
What Did Louis Van Gaal Learn from Netherlands Vs Ecuador?
Build up Play
Set Combination Play
Conclusion

CHAPTER 2

PREPARATION AND TACTICS FOR THE 2014 WORLD CUP
No Trends
Coaching Language
Technical Director
Progress in Build up Play
Being Compact in Defence
Player Awareness
The Opposition
The Strength of the Netherlands
Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

CHAPTER 3

HOW TO MANAGE THE DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM: THE THREE ASSIGNMENTS
Staff
Three Assignments
Fitness
Scout7
Line-up
Division of Tasks
The Hotel Requirements
Pre-match Planning
Desire
The Barcelona Style of Play
Media
Selecting a Captain
Communicating with Players
Structure
Rotation
Motivation
Style of Play
Midfield
Focus
Conclusion
Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

CHAPTER 4

LOUIS VAN GAAL NETHERLANDS TRAINING PRACTICES 2012-2014
Practice Format

PRACTICES
1: Passing + Dribble Combination ‘Triangle’
2: Double One-Two Combination Triangle
3: Double One-Two Combination Triangle (2)
4: Passing ‘Square’ - Receive, Directional Touch, Pass and Follow
5: Passing ‘Square’ - Timing of Movement in a Quick One-Two Combination Drill
6: Timing of Movement in a Quick One-two Combination Drill with Third Man Run
7: Moving to Receive in a One Touch Passing Drill
8: ‘Y-shape’ - Dribble, Change Direction + Pass
9: ‘Y-shape’ - One-two Combination, Pass + Dribble
10: ‘Y-shape’ - Double One-two Combination, Timing the Forward Run + Dribble
11: 5 V 3 Awareness Time and Space Possession Exercise
12: 6 V 7 (+Gk) Attack Vs Defence - Combinations to Break through
13: Collective Defending in an 8 V 7 Game Situation
14: Positional Support Play in an 8 (+2) V 8 (+2) Possession Game
15: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go + Dribble in a Continuous Drill
16: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Third Man Run + Dribble in a Continuous Drill
17: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go, Third Man Run + Dribble in a
Continuous Drill
18: Passing ‘Stations’ - Create Space, Give & Go, Third Man Run + Dribble in a
Continuous Drill (2)
19: High Speed of Play Quick Finishing 6 V 6 Small Sided Game
20: Positional Play in a 7 V 3 Possession Game
21: Attack Formation (2-3-2) V Defence Crossing and Finishing Practice
22: Press High up the Pitch, Win the Ball and Counter Attack in a 7 V 6 (+Gk) Practice
23: Switch of Play, 1 V 1 Flank Play + Crossing and Finishing Practice
24: Switching Play in a Box Formation 5v5 Small Sided Game with Outfield Goalkeepers
25: Shooting Practice with One-two Combinations (1)

CHAPTER 5

LOUIS VAN GAAL TRAINING PRACTICES FROM AZ ALKMAAR, BAYERN MUNICH & MANCHESTER UTD

AZ ALKMAAR PRACTICES
1. Coaching Positional Roles to Build up Play in a 6 Zone 8 V 8 (+Gk) Functional Practice
2. Coaching Positional Roles to Build up Play in a 7 Zone 11 V 11 Game

BAYERN MUNICH PRACTICES
1. Timing of Movement in Double One-two Triangle Passing Combination
2. Timing Movement in Double One-two Passing Combination + Dribble

MANCHESTER UTD PRACTICES
1. Passing Diamond with Quick Combination Play
2. Passing Diamond with Quick Combination Play (2)
3. Shooting Practice with One-two Combinations (2)
4. Set Play: Short Corner - Cross and Finish
5. Set Play: In-swinging Corner and Finishing
6. Set Play: Wide Free-kick - Timing of Runs and Finishing

CHAPTER 6

DATA ANALYSIS AND THE PERIODIZATION OF FITNESS TRAINING
Football Conditioning
Fitness Analysis
Interpreting Data
Tactical Analysis
3d Game Analysis
Chapter Summary

CHAPTER 7

COACHING PLAYERS IN THE SITUATION & CREATING A ‘WINNING CLIMATE’
Style of Play
Pieces of the Puzzle
Creativity
Eleven versus Eleven
Defending
The Human and Footballer
Perspective
The Mental Aspect
Video Analysis
The Importance of Youth Development for Dutch Football
Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

CHAPTER 8

THE IMPORTANCE OF TACTICS AND PSYCHOLOGY
One Step at the Time
Buying Players
Pressing
The Diamond Midfield
Video Analysis
Fc Barcelona
Attacking
The ‘Masterplan’
Jose Mourinho
Psychology
Flexible and Honest
Netherlands
The World Cup
Chapter Summary and Louis Van Gaal Quotes

CHAPTER 9

RINUS MICHELS & VAN GAAL ON THE FUTURE OF DUTCH FOOTBALL
Another Style of Play?
Dutch Football Philosophy
Wingers
Breaking Point
Implementation
The Transition Phase
Director of Football
Regional Coaches
Louis Van Gaal Quotes

Louis van Gaal: Coaching Roles and Honours
Louis van Gaal
  • Ajax - 1991-1997 - Head Coach
    - Eredivisie: 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96
    - KNVB Cup: 1992–93
    - Johan Cruijff Shield: 1993, 1994, 1995
    - UEFA Champions League: 1994–95; Runner-up 1995–96
    - UEFA Cup: 1991–92
    - UEFA Super Cup: 1995
    - Intercontinental Cup: 1995
  • FC Barcelona - 1997-2000 - Head Coach
    - La Liga: 1997–98, 1998–99
    - Copa del Rey: 1997–98
    - UEFA Super Cup: 1997
  • Netherlands - 2000-2002 - Head Coach
  • FC Barcelona - 2002-2003 - Head Coach

  • AZ - 2005-2007 - Head Coach
    - Eredivisie: 2008–09

  • Bayern Munich - 2009-2011 - Head Coach
    - Bundesliga: 2009–10
    - DFB-Pokal: 2009–10
    - DFB-Supercup: 2010
    - UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2009–10
  • Netherlands - 2012-2014 - Head Coach
    - FIFA World Cup third place: 2014

  • Manchester United - 2014-Current - Head Coach

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 unique opportunity to learn from Louis van Gaal about his Coaching Philosophy.

  • 154 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 35 Practices
  • U14-Pro Level

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10  Write a review.

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Good read July 12, 2016
By: Adam  
This may not have as much direct takeaways to use at the training grounds but still wonderful read about his macro views.

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Louis van Gaal's Coaching Philosophy and Practices May 30, 2016
By: Petar from NSW Australia  
thought provoking book....challenges traditional approach and thoughts

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nice May 7, 2016
By: Yu Yi Gan from Zhubei, - Taiwan  
Excellent and very clear

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very good August 10, 2015
By: Mickael Eskenazi from natanya, natanya Israel  
very good!!!

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good book August 7, 2015
By: mickael from israel  
vry good book !

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