AVSC promotes “Total Football”
Total Football is promoted to Abbey Villa S.C. players from the earliest stages of soccer development. This concept is anchored in a methodology that encourages each player to be confident and creative while teams play a deliberate, controlled game. Games encompass and promote ball control, pass-ing, quick decision-making, and player movement off the ball as the key elements to success.
To this end, Abbey Villa S.C. strives to play possession soccer with a fast and furious pace, emulating the prowess of teams that excel at Total Football, like FC Barcelona, Ajax Amsterdam and, most recently, Manchester City.
“The Abbey Villa S.C. Way” of playing soccer is not what is traditionally taught here in the U.S., though the Total Football movement is gaining in recognition and popularity due to its success in player development.