Interview with a Football Expert: Pasquale Casà

Pasquale Casà Basile is coach of the UEFA Pro License and specialist in tactics and team management. In his various functions, including those of the Catalan Football Federation and the RCD Espanyol, coordinates, facilitates and develops the work of the youth team. He has also written two books: Preseason Tactical Planning Y The Offensive Phase Of 1-4-3-3.

Let's take a look at some of the highlights from the interview with Pasquele:

What aspects do you think provides more motivation in players of early ages in training?

Well, a teaching style, in which, starting from the child himself, he is no longer a player, but from the formative stages of the same child, we have to start from the same child, knowing how old he is, what he feels, what it is what he thinks and from each age stage the certain characteristics, it is very important that the educator, more than a coach, knows what characteristics each age has.

In fry, what would be the most important objectives in teaching soccer?

The objectives, technical, emotional, the effective in general, the objectives that you set yourself at the beginning of the stage and that you consider to be important for teaching the player in this junior stage, when we create a task from a context, not from a situation training or a simulating situation, the preferential as it is called in the structured, all the possible technical actions transmission, control, dribbling, which we have commented on before, must appear and we have to focus on one of these actions. They are the tactical concepts that vary in each, in each task, especially waiting in football 7 fry. I think that the child already has to play with the ball, look for the association as a game vehicle, I don't know if the teammates are already there and concentrate more on transmission, on control if we talk about technical concepts, while the tactical concept , small groups in the offensive phase as a single position, like a wall in the defensive phase, coverage as an exchange, small concepts that when they get to 11-a-side football and they will know how to recognize it.

Why do you think in-game training is becoming more accepted?

In the integrated training methodology, it is realizing that the traditional world of soccer, which we talk about traditional theories in the world of isolated soccer, the components, the elements that we had in soccer, is realizing that everything has to be optimized and we have to optimize the time, so before we worked, we worked count minutes of isolated technique or physical preparation, then we put the ball in and did technique and maybe then at the end we said a game of 20 minutes of 15 minutes that you had worked there, now we try to unify everything, an integrated training, is to integrate everything, but be careful, you have to differentiate integrated training with inclusion with inclusive training.

What would be your option in the evolution of the teaching of technical gestures?

The same thing I was saying before, everything in a tactical context, that is, that in a tactical context there is the repetition of that technical action that we are looking for. For example. Tell me a technical action, the shot itself, the shot, very well, because what we have mentioned, we do a 2 against 2, reduced number, analytical eh, technicalization, reduced number of players, ball, small space where there is a lot of touch of the ball , so the example from before, every 5 seconds there has to be 1 shot, so in a 1 minute game imagine if every 5 seconds, is an example eh, there are shots, you are working shots on goal every 5 seconds, this is a analytical work because analytical that we have said it was, the systematic repetition of some, not the same thing, then if in a minute that the match lasts 2 against 2 every 10 seconds there are shots on goal it is important to understand this.

What should be the coaching structure of a football club?

Well, well, the sports director is important, no, I think the one who signs you is essential, then we have the coordinator who has to deal with the logistics as well, and then, well, and who also helps you on the subject of the pitches, someone who leads the figure of the delegates, which is something that is somewhat abandoned today, no, or not abandoned, rather it is not that I don't know the importance of the delegate, for me the delegate has to know a lot of rules.

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