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Working in Pairs | SoccerSpecific
AttackingPick of the WeekPro's Picks

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.

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Playing through Thirds | SoccerSpecific
Drills and ExercisesPick of the Week

This progression of activities emphasizes buildup / possession play through the various thirds of the pitch in order to create scoring chances.

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Drills and ExercisesPick of the Week

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!

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Maintaining Possession | SoccerSpecific
Pick of the WeekPossessionPro's Picks

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.

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DefendingPick of the WeekPro's Picks

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.

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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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Pick of the WeekPro's PicksStrength and Fitness

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

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AttackingPick of the WeekPro'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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