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.
Finding spaces between / behind your opponents lines will allow your players to quickly turn in front and attack at pace. Finding these spaces makes it difficult for the opponent to defend! Use these activities / session to develop an understanding of the ‘when / how + why’ of finding those crucial spaces between + behind your opponent lines!
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.
This session develops two essential components of the game; (1) Patient and effective Buildup, (2) Fast Transitions to Attack on regaining possession. The session progresses from a passing warm-up activity to introduce the theme(s) of buildup + transitions from defence to attack; the session progresses to a Tactical 11v11 game.
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.