But what are they?
You will all have heard “Space”, “Movement” and “Press” – just some of the buzz words shouted from the sidelines at matches.
Let’s take ‘Movement’ as an example.
How often have coaches unpicked ‘movement’ to truly understand its meaning, to be able to relate it to each position on the pitch, while being able to communicate what this looks like to their players in a training session?
As a football coach, how well do you truly understand football’s Principles of Play?
Our Principles of Play course on the MiMentor Platform gives coaches a deeper understanding of both the attacking and defensive Principles.
Led by former UEFA A Licence coach and FA Tutor Jamie Godbold, the course defines each principle in isolation and use a variety of methods to bring each principle to life.
It is for coaches who want to develop their tactical knowledge and understanding of the game and to support in developing a playing identity and philosophy.
Jamie has also designed a number of session practices that coaches can use with their team and depending on the focus of the session and the outcomes required, these practices give guidance on how they can be adapted for working in possession (attacking principles) or out of possession (defending principles).