Truncated intentionality

Whenever in an educational proposal we eliminate an opponent or a direction of play, we favor and stimulate, on the part of our students or adult players, the development of truncated intentionality, no longer linked to the purposeof the action (I pass the ball onto my teammate's run because he has space behind the opposing lines of…


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Managing complexity from an early age

https://vimeo.com/467714164 Is it possible to immerse the child, right from the start, within the complexity typical of the game of football? What are the reasons that lead us to change the classic paradigms of training for children? I'm talking to you about it today together with my friend and colleague Mattia Rizzo.  


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The identity of the evolutionary process

We have been consciously trying to constantly work to improve our organizations for years now. It is common to think that the success of the organization, especially in the sporting field, is attributable to the resources deployed, mostly economic and human. In this limited vision, however, we run the risk of forgetting the history…


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The need for a new paradigm for training and performance in sports

The new knowledge currently available to us regarding motor and sports learning in the neurobiological, psychological and pedagogical fields no longer represents a simple opportunity for growth and expansion of our training offer and capacity but rather a moral and professional imperative to rethink and redesign our approach to…


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Youth soccer: a systems approach to learning in complexity

During the last twenty years, also thanks to the diffusion of the contribution of developmental cognitive neuroscience and the unfolding of the theory of complex dynamic systems (Thelen & Smith, 1994), scientists have found a meeting point between various disciplines, including psychology, biology, physics, adhering to a new…


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Generation of play alternatives

In previous interventions we reflected on the high volatility of situations, a thousand and more times in total, during a match. Based on this reality, it is necessary to improve the ability to make decisions in a very short time. And since it is clear that no situation can be identical to another, dispensing solutions is absolutely…


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Coach and Manager, assonances on the pitch

The word Manager has been widely used in the sports field for years to also refer to the figure of the coach. The SPORTS MANAGER has a strategic and managerial focus, mainly dealing with the planning of the various processes of the organization. His skills also extend to economic, administrative and often legal aspects. The role…


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The relational advantage

FROM INDIVIDUALITY TO TEAM 'PLAY' [fvplayer id="5"] Relationship is the process that teaches us how to feel, how much…


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The relationship between executive functions and football intelligence: scientific evidence and new frontiers for the youth coach

WHAT ARE EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS   The term executive functions includes a series of cognitive processes that allow adaptation to the context, depending on the implementation of behaviors directed towards a goal. They come into play when the implicit, automatic and instinctive response processes require the integration of information on…


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Learning and context: an indivisible combination

This is called “Context Dependent Memory”. There are numerous studies in the second half of the 1900s that attempted to demonstrate how the characteristics of the context in…


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Analysis of defensive corners: how to attack Atalanta’s layout

In our first meeting (video above) we analyzed the disposition of the 20 Serie A teams on the defensive corner kick situation. It is quite predictable to ask: which is the best? In set pieces, unlike movement situations, the efficiency ratio is much more direct. When we concede goals from…


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