Activity of the Week
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.
Diamond Passing will help you focus on passing and receiving technique, movements and timing of runs, creating separation from defender (cones) by checking away before receiving each pass, playing away from the mannequin, change of pace, speed of play, and game awareness.
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 GKs will certainly have a lot to do!
TOVO Tip: Most coaches use the Rondo as a frivolous warm-up drill. We do not. In fact, it is the cornerstone of cognitive, competency, and character development. It is also the first step teaching our preferred system of play exploring width and depth.
Here is a great functional 8V8 position specific activity to goal with an emphasis on attacking out of wide areas. Adjust the system of play to fit your teams style of play and personnel. Challenge your players by increasing the difficulty of the wide area rondo. Breakdown a compact opponent by finding ways to combine to get in behind with the #9, #10, and overlapping outside backs, #2 and #3.
These activities encourage players to attack at pace in order to take advantage of numerical advantages – 2v1 + 3v2 situations. Multiple elements of creating chances + scoring goals are addressed throughout the session.