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Tactical Awareness Consultation (TAC)


This virtual class designed to help soccer players of all levels improve their tactical awareness on the pitch.

Led by Coach James Galanis, a renowned soccer coach with over 20 years of experience, TAC is an interactive, one-on-one training session that is conducted via Zoom.


During TAC, Coach James will use modern training software to guide students through the essential principles of attacking and defending, as well as the specific roles and responsibilities of each position on the field. By studying these fundamental concepts, students will develop a deeper understanding of how to be tactically aware in all phases of the game.


In addition to the standard TAC sessions, students also have the option to send in a full game for analysis for an additional fee. In this analysis, Coach James will review the game with the student, highlighting areas of strength and areas for further development.


TAC is a unique and personalized learning experience that is tailored to the individual needs of each student. If you're serious about improving your tactical awareness and taking your soccer game to the next level, TAC is the perfect opportunity. Start your journey towards becoming a more tactical, complete soccer player today.


Our Tactical Awareness Consultation (TAW) service is designed to help students develop


Basic Principles of Play: 

- Understanding the fundamental principles of attacking and defending. 

- Importance of maintaining team shape and organization.


Positioning and Formation:​​​​​​​ 

- Analyzing different formations (e.g., 4-4-2, 4-3-3, 3-5-2) and their strengths and weaknesses. 

- Teaching players their specific roles and responsibilities within the chosen formation.


Transition Play:​​​​​​​ 

- Preparing players for transitions between offense and defense. 

- Quick counter-attacking strategies and defensive recovery.


Team Pressing and High-Press vs. Low-Press:​​​​​​​ 

- Implementing effective pressing strategies to win back possession. 

- Knowing when to press high up the field and when to drop back.


Ball Possession and Passing Patterns:​​​​​​​ 

- Developing passing and ball circulation patterns to control possession. 

- Improving decision-making and awareness when distributing the ball.


Set Pieces:​​​​​​​

- Defending and attacking set pieces (corners, free-kicks, throw-ins). 

- Specialized tactics for set-piece situations.


Defensive Shape and Compactness:​​​​​​​

- Maintaining a solid defensive shape and compactness. 

- Strategies for team defense and individual defensive skills.


Attacking Patterns and Movement:​​​​​​​

- Creating and exploiting space in the attacking third. 

- Off-the-ball movement and positional awareness.


Leadership and Communication:​​​​​​​

- Developing leadership skills on the field. 

- Effective communication among teammates during play.


Adapting to Different Game Scenarios:​​​​​​​

- Strategies for different game situations (leading, trailing, tied).

- In-game adjustments and substitutions.


Mental Toughness and Decision-Making: 

- Developing mental resilience under pressure. 

- Making sound decisions under time constraints.


Video Analysis:

- Reviewing game footage to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

- Learning from successful teams and top players.


Game Day Preparation:

- Mental and physical preparation for match day.

- Strategies for handling pressure and staying focused.


Cost: Initial Consultation - $190 for 60 Minutes / Follow up Consultations $95 for 30 Minutes 

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Universal Soccer Academy, LLC.
1A Coleman Court
Southampton, NJ 08088

p: 609.254.0335