We work to create a fun, inspiring & challenging learning environment to help form high quality soccer players & human beings who will love the game for life & personify our core values into everything they do.
Eagleclaw draws inspiration and direction from Spain. We've studied the "Total Football" methodology developed by AFC Ajax in the 1970's that revolutionized soccer. We know how "Total Football" was taken to Spain by Dutch coaches, including Rinus Michels and Johann Cruyff, and was refined and extended at FC Barcelona into a philosophy of "Positional Play". Through a combination of highly technical players and a possession-oriented system of play, we can dominate. Whether our teams play 11v11, 9v9 or 7v7, we have a defined game model we expect our coaches to follow.
STYLE OF PLAY POSITIONAL PLAY
This style of play focuses heavily on possession and position. Knowing where to be based on the location of the ball, teammates, the opposing players and the open space on the field. On the field our style of play is best described as "coiled possession." Instead of possession for the sake of possession, we work to keep the ball until the we find the break-through or the killer pass that allows us to attack quickly. We want to keep the ball with quick, sharp passing, probing defenses for openings, coiling like a snake just before it strikes! If we lose the ball, we counter press and work hard to quickly recover it, and then immediately resume our attack.
“Without a methodology, clubs are really a shopping mall of loosely affiliated teams, mutually branded and organized around a common location, but independently run based on whatever set of myths, beliefs and philosophies each independent coach ascribes to.”