Creating a Playing Philosophy


During my recent UEFA "A" License with The FA, the topic of Creating a Playing Philosophy was discussed and best practices shared, as it is seen as an extremely important aspect in the development of the game. I hope you enjoy this overview and the detailed insight that The FA has presented.

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    "D" License

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    July 23-25
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    July 9 - Wenatchee Valley Youth Soccer Association
    July 9 - North County Youth Soccer Association
    July 16 - Tacoma - Pierce County Junior Soccer Association
    July 23 - Columbia Youth Soccer Association
    July 30 - Kitsap Peninsula Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 6 - Kent Youth Soccer Association

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    "E" Certificate
    July 16 - Mount Rainier Youth Soccer Association
    July 16 - North Shore Youth Soccer Association
    July 16 - Kitsap Peninsula Youth Soccer Association
    July 30 - North Shore Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 10 - Columbia Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 13 - Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 20 - Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association
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    U6 Module
    Aug. 21 - Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association

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    July 10 - Kitsap Peninsula Youth Soccer Association
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    U10 Module
    July 10 - Kitsap Peninsula Youth Soccer Association
    July 29 - Northwest Sound Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 13 - Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association
    Aug. 21 - Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association
Additional Resources

Ready to begin incorporating some of the principles discussed in the article above into the development of your team's playing philosophy? Use these sample practice structures to assist in teaching the philosophy that will work best for your squad. | Español


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