Tactical Periodization

Juan Luis Delgado Bordonau - José Alberto Mendez

Print: COLOUR | Tactical Periodization Topics: 120 | Tactical Situations & Practices: 60 | Age: U16-Pro | Pages: 244

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This book written by Juan Luis Delgado Bordonau PhD and José Alberto Mendez Villanueva PhD is a complete blueprint for Tactical Periodization, providing coaches with the tools to organise the whole football training process - from one specific training practice, to full season planning.

Tactical Periodization is a proven successful football coaching method. All training is driven by tactical training. It allows you the coach, to improve all other attributes (technical, conditioning and decision making) at the same time, within every single tactical practice.


The Benefits of Tactical Periodization:

  • Helps you accelerate your players' understanding of their positional roles and responsibilities in an efficient way, which ultimately improves the team's tactical performance
  • Assures your players are always prepared tactically, mentally and physically for competitive matches
  • Your players (and team) will react quicker, be sharper, and make better decisions in all tactical situations

The " Game Model" guides the entire training process. Training must “model” the game through specific practices (specificity) that include all the tactical game principles designed by the coach. You will learn the principle of performance stabilisation, so you can maintain your team’s high performance levels throughout a full season.

This is your chance to learn the Tactical Periodization method which has been applied by top coaches, with José Mourinho being the most influential and successful. Other examples are Vitor Pereira, Leonardo Jardim, Brendan Rodgers, Marco Silva, Nuno Espírito Santo and André Villas-Boas.

Many other top coaches ( Pep Guardiola among them) have adopted part of these Tactical Periodization principles, building their training method around the development of a game model and its principles, using the tactical dimension to lead their training.

This book includes:

  • The background and development of Tactical Periodization
  • The Methodological Principles
  • The Game Model (specificity)
  • Tactical Organisation in the 4 Phases of the Game
  • Analysing the Previous Match Performance
  • Analysing the Next Opponent
  • Weekly Training Objectives
  • Training Sessions for a 1 Match Week
  • Training Sessions for a 2 Match Week

There are many Tactical Topics and Training Practices including:

  • Building Up Play from the Back and Creating Overloads Against a Compact 4-4 Formation
  • Attacking with "Third Man Runs"
  • Reorganising into Defensive Block Positions
  • Pressing as a Collective Unit + Fast Break Attack
  • Dropping Off, Compactness and Counter Attack with Switch of Play
  • Defending Direct Play into 2 Forwards and Winning the Second Ball

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Tactical Periodization A Proven Successful Training Model