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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Make a seamless transition from a this passing activity to unopposed movements from the midfielders and ending with a 6V2 rondo.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Breaking down an opponent that is organized and compact can prove difficult for many teams; it requires passing ability, dribbling ability, awareness, quick decision-making etc. On the reverse side; coaching players to remain organized and compact while defending is also crucial for success.  The following activities / session develops both the attacking concepts as well as the defensive concepts of a 4-man midfield.

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AttackingPick of the WeekPro's Picks

This series of activities / session develop an understanding of creating opportunities to pass forward and then break forward at pace from Midfield areas; primarily from central areas of the pitch.

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Drills and ExercisesPick of the WeekPro's Picks

Here is an excellent large group training game recently choreographed by John van’t Schip at the inaugural TOVO coaching course last month in Sitges, Spain. Following an 8v8+2 position specific rondo and prior to an unrestricted 11v11, this 10v9+ Target game is perfect for training against a very compact opponent.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Here is an alternative look at a high paced finishing activity. Play is initiated with a penetrating ball to the center forward #9 and joined by wide players and a trailing midfielder coming on to the play. Plug in your personnel to customize your objectives and provide plenty of game related repetitions for your defenders and attackers.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

These activities emphasize quick ball circulation and movement in order to move and disrupt the defensive block to create space to attack.

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Pick of the WeekPro's PicksStrength and Fitness

This session utilizes football activities to develop certain ‘Football Fitness’ characteristics.

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AttackingDefendingPossessionPro's Picks

Here is an excellent session from Stuart Sharp, Head Coach of the U.S. Paralympic Men’s Soccer Team, that focuses on the shadow striker. The shadow striker can be one of the two strikers in a twin striker set up, or it can be the #10 attacking midfielder that often finds himself making penetrating runs into the opponents back line.

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DefendingPick of the WeekPro's Picks

This session’s main objective is ‘defensive compactness’ with an emphasis on protecting central areas of the pitch.

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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

This session develops the understanding and ability to break the opponents line. It begins with an unopposed passing activity to rehearse and repeat the player movements and options to create attacking opportunities. The session then builds to include opponents / defenders to create a more game-realistic environment.

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