ONLINE COURSE: How to build a Playing Philosophy in Soccer?

One of the key factors in the team and player development is to have a clear and well-defined club philosophy and to reinforce this philosophy with video feedback, data analysis and a pre-defined set of expirations on a team and individual level.

This course will provide you insights into why it’s important to have a playing philosophy and demonstrate how one can be built and reinforced. Using videos and examples from professional teams around the world, this course will teach you how to do this with your team or club no matter what resources you have available.

This course includes:

  • Introduction to playing philosophies and why they are important
  • Examples of playing philosophies
  • Case study – Red Bull Football Group
  • Building your own playing philosophy
  • Building a match analysis process
  • Feedback from match analysis and philosophy reinforcement

Course Content

Total learning: 20 lessons Time: 20 weeks
  • Why Do We Need A Playing Philosophy  0/8

    • Lecture1.1
      Presentation Intro 01 min Preview
    • Lecture1.2
    • Lecture1.3
    • Lecture1.4
    • Lecture1.5
    • Lecture1.6
    • Lecture1.7
    • Lecture1.8
  • Example Philosophy - Red Bull Football Group  0/2

    • Lecture2.1
    • Lecture2.2
  • What Makes up a Playing Philosophy  0/1

    • Lecture3.1
  • Why Measurements are important  0/5

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
    • Lecture4.4
    • Lecture4.5
  • Building a post game report  0/1

    • Lecture5.1
  • Feedback to players  0/2

    • Lecture6.1
    • Lecture6.2
  • Concluding  0/1

    • Lecture7.1


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Oliver Gage is currently the Director of Football at the Canadian Premier League. Previously, Oliver worked with Houston Dynamo in MLS, winning the US Open Cup Championship in 2018, as well as appearing in the 2017 Western Conference Championship Final. Oliver was responsible for pre and post-game analysis alongside technical player recruitment. In Oliver’s time with Houston, the club grew a reputation for finding undervalued, young talent from South and Central America, and regularly competed for silverware, despite having the league’s lowest budget. Oliver has also worked at the University of Virginia and won an NCAA Division 1 National Championship, and Sheffield Wednesday FC, in the English Championship.


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  • Keithevans94

    Keith Evans

    Very well presented really took some ideas to use for my club and school
  • odossantos6


    amazing course and very much appreciated. Thanks!
  • Elshaday Bekema

    Elshaday Bekema

    Important and Useful Course for Coaches and Analyst who believes in having philosophy and want to make real progress through Evaluation .
  • Alex Mihas


    Phenomenal course by Oliver! Oliver takes a high level approach to discuss not only the importance of creating a philosophy to build around but giving you the building blocks on how to implement and measure this philosophy over the long term with your team club. After this course I feel far better prepared to all my processes as a coach, from giving feedback to players, how I analyze our performance after a match and as well as how to determine if we were successful in our goals or not. Looking forward to more material from Oliver!

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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Basic Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion