Pick of the Week
This session emphasizes Forwards / Strikers working as a pair. First, players are coached the various movement options and through repetition and progression the players rehearse the co-ordination and communication necessary to score more goals. The session progresses to include direct opponents (Defenders) and finishes with an 8v8 / 9v9 game.
Want to improve your players composure under pressure when finishing in and around the penalty box? Want your players to develop a relentless mentality taking defenders on in front of the goal? Want to give your GKs plenty of repetitions with reaction saves? This high intensity and competitive 1V1 finishing activity will have your players buzzing!
This session includes progressive activities that emphasize the concepts of maintaining possession in various areas of the pitch and creating advantages (overloads) in certain areas in order to advance the ball up the pitch. The overall theme is to teach players the benefits of creating overloads – the why, how, when.
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? When do we encourage implementing a tactical foul? Here is simple activity that will help provide your players unique scenarios they will deal with in matches.
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.
This session utilizes football activities to develop certain ‘Football Fitness’ characteristics.
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.