These ‘Rondo’ variations are examples that you can use to develop quick ball circulation with transitions.
Inspired by the United States Paralympic National Team training camp and head coach Stuart Sharp. Here is a defending session that primarily focuses on cutting off passing lanes, denying penetrating passes and playing through lines quickly. Tweak it to fit the personnel and framework of your team! Congratulations to the USPNT and Coach Sharp on being selected for the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Honorary All-America Award!
Passing, Ball Circulation, Buildup, Movement – whatever the terms you choose – are all vital components of maintaining possession. Teaching players to combine with each other in various situations is a key element of team play: can your players combine quickly to evade opponents, can they combine to create scoring chances in tight spaces, do they have an understanding of the how / when / why of successful combination play??
Over the first few weeks in the Premier League, numerous goalkeepers have employed the save with the feet to keep out close range reaction shots. If used correctly, the kick save can be a very effective technique. This session is a good way to introduce or refine the goalkeeper’s ability to save with the feet.
Players must learn to dominate in personal duels – in 1v1 as well as small groups (2v1 / 2v2 etc). In modern football (soccer) it is becoming increasingly more difficult for players to create chances to score due to highly organised defensive strategies. For this reason, it is important to develop players who can utilize their awareness, quick decision-making and ability with the ball in tight spaces to create scoring chances.
Remaining compact in various areas of the pitch is vital in order to prevent your opponent from finding space + time to play! The following session develops the ability to remain compact in central areas of the pitch.