4V4 + 2 Positional Play
4V4 + 2 Positional Play is a very simple and effective way of breaking down the working relationships within your particular system of play.
Do your defenders make the right decisions under pressure when multiple attackers are running at them? Is clearing the ball out of play when defending a counter attack good enough?…
Unlock the 8 & 10
This activity will provide your players plenty of repetition working on playing through the midfield and unlocking the #8 and #10 specifically. Encourage developing a nice rhythm of play building out of the back and then finding the right moment to play a crisp penetrating ball on the ground to your midfielders feet. Adjust the system of play to fit your needs, add a third defender to make it a 5V3 rondo and lastly reward the green team by having theam finish on goal.
Safety Pass Rondo 4v2 to 6v4
Try this economical activity that works on the “safety pass” as well as pressing. Once the transitional moment happens do you your players have the composure to play out of pressure and do your players have the desire to win the ball back immediately? Experiment with your player personnel and see who fits in each role the best.
Here is a nice twist on a possession activity that encourages attacking space on the dribble, breaking lines and switching the point of attack. Could be adapted slightly and utilized…
Three Shot Finishing Sequence
This Three Shot Finishing Sequence is great for match day minus one or two! Have fun with this rapid fire finishing activity that incorporates a shot from the top of the box, a cut back ball and a first time finish from across the goal mouth. Your Goalkeepers will certainly have a lot to do!
Nines and Wingers
Spend some much needed extra time with your #9s and Wingers! Nines and Wingers is a fast paced, ten shot sequence, finishing activity that will allow your players to build…
Rondo Progression to Goal
Hazard or Mané? Sterling or Salah? Don’t overlook David Silva! Who do you want your attacking players to emulate? Here is a simple 60 minute session that slowly builds from passing sequences with pressure, straight into a 4V1 rondo using the same space, followed by an 8V2 rondo and finishing with a 4V4+2+GKs small sided game. Your players will appreciate the seamless transition from one activity to the next.
Tracking the #9
Don’t let the simplicity of the diagram fool you. Tracking the #9 is a simple and outstanding activity to try with your GKs. All you need is a group of balls and three different colored cones or bibs.
Modern Trends Handling & Shot Stopping
In this joint theory and practical session Eric will look at the ways in which the goalkeeping position has evolved and the adaptations that have occurred in the goalkeeper’s technical repertoire.
Here is an excellent session 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 opponent’s back line. Customize and tweak this session to fit your personnel and formation.
50 Pass Challenge!
Take the 50 Pass Challenge! See if your players can connect 50 passes in a row in this 11V5 possession activity. 5V5+2 with four neutral bumpers on the outside. Increase the level of difficulty with three different variations: unlimited, two touch, and one touch.