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“If a player understands the Principles of Play and can control the ball, they have a chance for success.” Michael Freitag, Director of Coaching Colorado Soccer Association

Download Coach Ramsays Principles of Play PDF here.

Koach Karl’s Notes:

Thank You, Coach Ramsay, for sharing your ‘Principles’ with FUNdamental SOCCER!

I hope that YOU (the reader) will join this discussion and help other youth coaches to understand the ‘Principles of Play’ …Priceless..!

Graham Ramsay

Graham Ramsay is the Director of Soccer Sphere, a soccer educational cum marketing company based near Washington, DC. He is also the former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association with nearly 20 years of service to the youth in that state. Graham was one of the first National Staff Coaches for US SOCCER and has written several books and numerous articles. His latest book, SOCCER FOR GIRLS has sold nearly 60,000 copies worldwide. Graham has spent extensive time traveling with soccer teams in Brazil. As well as coaching in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and across Europe. While in the USA has coached in over 30 States doing clinics, workshops to helping college teams reach the NCAA's to taking Annandale Boys Club to winning the McGuire Cup (U19 National Championship) to developing high school programs to help creating one of the finest youth programs in the USA - MSI in Montgomery County, Maryland. Graham Ramsay also runs Soccer Clinics! Click here for more information.