ONLINE COURSE: Positional Play in Soccer

  • Do you want to know what Positional Play in Soccer is?
  • Do you want to learn the tools to put it on the pitch?
  • Do you want to know all about “building short from the back”?

In this online course you will be able to understand the genesis of Positional Play, its history and evolution tendencies and challenges.

The experienced coach and International Consultant Ricardo Duarte, will explain all the background behind this concept as well as deliver some practical instruments so you can put it in practice right away.

The coaching trend of “building short from the back” will be explained in detail in this course so your personal coaching approach can evolve to the next level!

Course Content

Total learning: 15 lessons Time: 24 weeks
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  • Positional Play  0/12

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Ricardo Duarte is a Soccer Coach and Coach Educator with extensive experience in Portugal and Nordic countries. Between 2009-2017, Ricardo worked in 2 different Universities in Portugal conceiving, leading and teaching football-related matters, where he influenced many young talented football coaches who are now working in youth and professional football worldwide. In 2012 he received his PhD by the Technical University of Lisbon. His last club in Portugal was Vitória FC in 2016-17, where Ricardo worked as assistant of José Couceiro. Between 2017-2019 Ricardo worked in Finland, first as assistant coach of Finnish Premier League side VPS and, then, as Head of Coach Education of FA of Finland.


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  • Teles

    Highly recommended

    Amazing course designed by Ricardo Duarte. Great infographic and videos used to clarify some of the concepts. Also some training exercises very useful and easy to use. Thanks
  • martin larsen

    Great course

    Great course with lot’s information
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    Philip Cauchi

    Positional play

    A very good course! The use of video clip examples from matches and training sessions makes it even more interesting and easier to understand.
  • Alan Lydiate

    Excellent Course

    Great course, clear and easy format to work through at your own pace. Definitely recommend!
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    Anthony Brockbank

    Anthony Brockbank

    Great course, a lot of information within 2 hours regarding why and how to play a positional based game, as well as the history of the style and modern evolutions of it.
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion