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Soccer Systems & Strategies

by Birger Peitersen, Jens Bangsbo

About the Author
Jens Bangsbo has been playing and coaching soccer for more than 35 years. He spent 15 years as a top-level player in Denmark, playing more than 400 matches in the top Danish league. In international play, he represented Denmark as both a youth player and as a member of the "A" national team. An instructor at the Danish Football Association since 1986, Bangsbo has published more than 100 articles on soccer and conditioning, and he has written Fitness Training in Football – A Scientific Approach. Birger Peitersen is also one of Denmark’s top soccer figures, having coached the Danish Women’s National Team and the national champions of the men’s league, and also serving as staff coach of the Danish Football Federation. In 1982, he received the highest coaching award in Denmark, the Diploma in Elite Soccer Coaching. Peitersen was the expert commentator for International European Matches on Danish television in the UEFA Champions League and for Danish Radio at the World Cup in 1990 and 1998 and the European Championships in 1992 and 1996.

Book Description
Build a successful team around the strengths of your players! In Soccer Systems and Strategies, two coaches of the Danish national team provide a guide to implementing the world’s top systems, strategies, and styles of play into your game plan. Learn the basics of the four major soccer systems and the different styles of play within each of these systems to help you select the best style for your team. Choose from attacking styles, various defensive styles, and styles that are characteristic of different international soccer powers, including the Latin, British, Norwegian, South American, and African systems. Drills and practice tips are included to help your players grasp and master the system you select. Teams throughout the world have shown that adapting a system to match players' strengths—instead of placing every group of players within an existing system—is a key to winning. With Soccer Systems and Strategies, you have all the information you need to fit the ideal system to your team and give your team the best chance to win.
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