Author(s): Steffen Siebert
How champions win and how they can be beaten.
A League of Their Own provides readers with a closer look at the FIFA Club World Champions, such as FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester City. Readers will catch a glimpse into the history of these clubs while also learning about the individual philosophies of some of the top coaches. This book discusses different tactical philosophies as well as how these tactical approaches have been adjusted by some of soccer’s greatest coaches, such as Pep Guardiola, José Mourinho, Luis Enrique, and Louis van Gaal. Finally, readers will be taken through case studies of each individual team with a step-by-step analysis of how these tactical setups are successful and how they can be exploited. Each case study will provide a discussion of how each team sets up when in attack, defending, and in transition.
Not only addressing how and why these tactical setups are powerful, this book also breaks down and specifies just how lesser teams can exploit the subtle weaknesses by adjusting their attacking, defending, and transition strategies. Winning the tactical battle on the pitch creates endless possibilities, and perhaps evens the playing field to continue intrigue of the game.
Steffen Siebert was a youth club coach for various age groups in the USA and Germany. He has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Exercise Science and a Master of Education in Psychology, where he specialized in Athletic Counseling. Steffen has been head coach at Springfield College in Springfield, MA, since 2012, and he is also NSCAA National Staff Coach since 2014. He holds the U.S Soccer A license as well as the NSCAA Premier Diploma. Besides, he is a UEFA licensed Coach (B) and is currently working towards the A license. Presently, Steffen is working on his doctoral thesis in Sport Leadership (Ed. D.).