Game Intelligence

"When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you’re a good player or not." - Johan Cruyff

Sample Analysis Worksheets

As you progress through the different topics below, use these documents to improve your analysis.

Downloadable Blank Pitch

Game Intel: Game Analysis Qs.pdf

Game Analysis Questions

Game Intel: Player Actions.pdf

Player Actions Checklist

Game Intel: Position Specific Qs.pdf

Position-specific Questions

Game Intel_ U9-11 Analysis Questions_ Goal Highlights.pdf

Highlight Analysis Questions

Professional Matches

Each high quality match showcases key points of our playing philosophy.

USA v England

World Cup 2019

Brazil v France

World Cup 2006

Portugal v Spain

World Cup 2018

In addition to the options provided above, many more full matches can be found for free at

Talking Tactics

Playing our brand of exciting, attacking football takes preparation & understanding.

The System

At Arsenal FC of Pittsburgh, we aim to have all our teams play using the same style, philosophy and, when possible, system. By playing the same across teams, it allows for a seamless transition when players move up, down or across player pools.

Defensive Shape

High Press / Repress


Building Out of the Back

Midfield Build-up & Rotational Movement

Breaking Down a Low Block

By Position

Take a deep look at some of the world's best in each position.


Roman Burki | Borussia Dortmund

Peter Gulasci | RB Leipzig

Central Defenders

Mats Hummels | Borussia Dortmund

Virgil van Dijk | Liverpool

Outside Backs

Joshua Kimmich | FC Bayern Munich

Benjamin Pavard | VfB Stuttgart

Central Midfielders

FC Bayern Munich Midfield Three

Thiago | FC Bayern Munich

Attacking Midfielders

Kai Havertz | Bayer Leverkusen

Philippe Coutinho | FC Bayern Munich


Serge Gnabry | FC Bayern Munich

Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund


Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund

Luka Jovic | Eintracht Frankfurt

Robert Lewandowski | FC Bayern Munich

Set Pieces

A set piece is a goal-scoring chance or a chance to keep possession.

Free kick deliveries

Corner kicks


Free kick technique

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks

Highlights: Free kicks


Elite examples of different parts of the beautiful game.


100 Best Saves: 2010-2019




Thierry Henry


Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Sergio Aguero

Alex Morgan

Fernando Torres

Karim Benzema

Cristiano Ronaldo

Team Goals

Manchester City



Premier League