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Filipe Oliveira

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MAP (Methodology, Approach, Philosophy) the GPS for coaches

In this article I will (once again), give my opinion about my beliefs and the way that I like to work on the development. Share your thoughts and ideas on the comments below.Very often I hear coaches saying that they want their teams to “play like Barcelona, press like Liverpool, or counterattack like Napoli”, but…More

The necessity/obligation of NOT Skipping steps on the development ladder

Very often I see players struggling to adapt when they change format (from 7v7 to 11v11), why does this happen? Because they skipped steps on the development as a player. Some soccer associations and teams, don’t follow the right direction on the LTPD (Long Term Player Development). The format of the LTPD should be 3v3…More

The “obligation” of positions and winning in Youth development

Very often I hear parents saying that “my son is amazing striker”, “my son is like a defensive wall”, and that makes me think about some mistakes that some coaches may be doing. At grassroots development ages until 11/12 the kids are like sponges absorbing everything that somebody tries to teach them. For the same…More

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