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Tactical Awareness Webinars (Virtual)




In these engaging and informative webinars, we will delve deep into the world of soccer tactics and strategy, aiming to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the crucial role they play in the beautiful game. ⚽

Join us as we explore the nuances of defining tactical awareness in soccer, uncover the significance of tactics on the field, and learn how tactical intelligence can significantly impact your performance.

Whether you're a player, coach, or an enthusiastic supporter of the sport, these webinars promise to enrich your knowledge and appreciation of the tactical side of soccer. πŸ§πŸ“ŠπŸ€

Player development specialist Coach James Galanis will steer you through tactical-focused topics, providing practical insights, real-world examples, and actionable strategies to enhance your tactical understanding and elevate your performance on the soccer field. βš½πŸ§ πŸ“ˆπŸ”₯

You have the flexibility to choose one or both sessions based on your needs and availability. 🌟

The TAW is ideal for players (Ages U13-U18)

Benefits of Joining:

🧠 Gain a deep understanding of soccer tactics and strategy.
🀩 Improve your on-field decision-making and game awareness.
πŸ”„ Enhance your ability to adapt to different formations and game situations.
⚽ Learn how to exploit your opponents' weaknesses and create scoring opportunities.
πŸ“š Access to valuable resources and materials to support your soccer journey.
πŸ—£οΈ Q&A sessions with the instructor to address your specific questions and concerns.

What to Expect:

πŸ—’οΈ Engaging and informative presentations on each topic.
πŸ“Š Real-world examples and case studies to illustrate key concepts.
πŸ—£οΈ Interactive discussions and quizzes to reinforce learning.
πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Practical tips and exercises to implement tactical awareness in your game.
🀝 Opportunities to connect with fellow soccer enthusiasts and share insights.
πŸš€ A comprehensive understanding of soccer tactics that will elevate your performance on the pitch.

Webinar 1: Phases of Play

πŸ“š What You Will Learn in Soccer Phases of Play


In Possession βš½:

 Delve into the art of maintaining control of the ball and creating goal-scoring opportunities. You'll learn about key concepts such as build-up play, passing and movement, creating space, and ball retention.


Out of Possession πŸ›‘️:

We'll explore the defensive side of the game, where you'll discover strategies and tactics for preventing the opposing team from scoring. Topics include defensive shape, pressing, zonal marking, and counter-pressing.


Attacking Transition βš‘:

During this phase, teams switch from defense to attack. You'll master the art of quick ball recovery, executing counterattacks, and making supporting runs to maximize goal-scoring chances.


4. Defensive Transition πŸš§:

Here, you'll learn how to swiftly transition from an attacking mindset to a defensive one after losing possession. Topics include quick reactions, regaining defensive shape, and deciding whether to press or drop back.


5. Set Plays Set Pieces πŸŽ―:

Set pieces can be game-changers. You'll become proficient in understanding the intricacies of set-piece specialists, routines, defensive organization, and seizing attacking opportunities during these crucial moments.


By the end of this class, you'll possess a comprehensive grasp of the phases of play in soccer, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to excel on the field. βš½πŸ‘πŸ₯…πŸš€


Dates & Times (2024) πŸ—“️

πŸ“… Date: February 25th, 2024

πŸ•’ Time: 7:00 PM EST

πŸ“ Location: Online Webinar

Webinar 2: "Tactical Formations"

In a webinar about soccer formations, students will learn the following key aspects and insights about various formations, including 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-5-1, 3-4-3, 4-4-1-1, 4-2-3-1, and 5-4-1:


Formation Basics: πŸ“Š Students will gain an understanding of what each formation represents in terms of the number of defenders, midfielders, and forwards on the field. They'll learn how these numerical notations translate into a team's structure.


Formation Characteristics: βš™οΈ For each formation, students will learn about its inherent characteristics and strengths. For example, they'll understand which formations are more defensively solid, which are better suited for possession-based play, and which are more attacking in nature.


Player Roles: βš½ Students will delve into the specific roles of players within each formation. They'll learn where players are positioned and what responsibilities they have on the field. For instance, they'll explore the roles of central midfielders, wingers, full-backs, and forwards in different formations.


Advantages and Disadvantages: πŸ‘πŸ‘Ž Students will gain insights into the advantages and disadvantages of each formation. They'll understand when and why a coach might choose a particular formation based on factors like the opponent's strengths, game strategy, and team personnel.


By the end of the webinar, students should have a comprehensive understanding of these soccer formations, allowing them to analyze games, appreciate tactical decisions made by coaches, and even apply these concepts to their own play or coaching roles. πŸ§ βš½πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«


Dates & Times (2024) πŸ—“️

πŸ“… Date: August 25th, 2024

πŸ•’ Time: 7:00 PM EST

πŸ“ Location: Online Webinar

How do I register? 

πŸ“ Fill out below Application Form.
πŸ“€ Submit the Application.
⏳ Wait for Coach Galanis to review your application.
πŸ“¬ Receive a notification regarding the status of your application.
βœ”οΈ If accepted, follow the provided link or instructions for registration.
πŸ–‹οΈ Complete the registration process to make payment.
πŸ“§ Receive confirmation of your registration, including link to webinar.




Webinars are live events and no recordings can be provided afterward.

TERMS OF SERVICE: I agree Universal Soccer Academy shall own all papers, records, books, drawings, documents, manuals, and anything of a similar nature (collectively, the β€œDocuments”) prepared by James Galanis in connection with his webinar. The webinars shall be the property of Universal Soccer Academy and are not to be used on other projects except upon Universal Soccer Academy’s prior written consent. 

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