October 25, 2019
Point zero one percent. .010% That was the success rate in the Champions League of crosses played into the box from wide areas, according to a 2010 study....
August 30, 2019
It was 1982 and Spain were hosting the World Cup. I was just 15 years old and it was an amazing time to be living in Spain. Like everyone else watching th...
August 19, 2019
If you're reading this, you probably aren't a coach who blindly accepts US Soccer Federation's position on the use and value of rondos. "They aren't direct...
July 4, 2019
At Eagleclaw Football Club, we have ambitiously adopted the Spanish philosophy, playing style and game model known as Positional Play, or J...
April 2, 2019
Bram Verbruggen & Joe Campos
The professional club dressing room is a place filled with deep meaning. For players it is a sanctuary where they prepare themselves mentally for the upcom...
February 24, 2019
The penalty of leadership is loneliness. - H. Wheeler Robinson
In 2013, Eagleclaw had a radical thought: Tryouts at young ages are the enemy of soccer educa...
February 9, 2019
Rondos are hard. Don't let the simplicity of the exercise fool you. I'm not referring to a circle rondo with one or two defenders in the middle. I'm tal...
December 20, 2018
Last Spring, I was in Spain watching a Valencia CF academy coach working with a team of 10 year olds. It was a fantastic, high-energy session and naturall...
September 19, 2018
"I always try to show that soccer isn’t just for boys. If you’re technically better, you can compensate for being perhaps physically weaker.” - Andrea Gome...
July 29, 2018
Why play futsal? Why train futsal? Futsal develops excellent footballers. That's the bottom line. You can take it to the bank. At Eagleclaw, we've...
It's Good To Be The King
Positional Play & The Third Man Concept
Dressing Room Values
The Loneliness of Visionary Leadership
The Rondo Requirements
The Game In Spain Is Mainly In The Brain - Part 1
Leading From The Front
The Futsal Blueprint