Coaching a Team to Defend as a Team in a Small Sided Game
Posted by Mike Trusson on March 26, 2013
I am often asked how coaches can effectively coach a team. Many coaches can put on practices and drills to improve players’ techniques and skills, but coaching a team to work together to achieve a specific team objective can be difficult and intimidating for many coaches. In this blog, we look at the topic of coaching a team to defend effectively as a team. In this example, we look at a UEFA B practical curriculum topic and play an 8 v 8 game. The principles and structure of defending shown here are equally applicable to coaching 4 v 4 games through to 11 v 11 games.
UEFA B Coaching – Defend to Counter Attack
Posted by Mike Trusson on February 19, 2013
I had another question from a Grassroots Coaching fan regarding a key UEFA B Coaching topic: "What is the difference between Coaching a team to defend to counter attack compared to coaching a team to defend deep to counter attack?" In this article, we look at how to Coach a team to defend to counter attack.
UEFA B Coaching – Defending Deep to Counter Attack.
Posted by Mike Trusson on February 6, 2013
Following on from the previous blog article, we now look at how to coach a team to defend deep and then counter attack. In this UEFA B coaching topic, the defending team are giving up ground and defending deep, in and around their own penalty area. Typically, this might be an away team who are 0-0 or winning the game.
UEFA B Coaching – Defending Against a Counter Attack
Posted by Mike Trusson on January 23, 2013
I recently received a question on a UEFA B coaching topic, one which is very relevant to the way football has evolved tactically. The question was how do you Coach a team to defend a counter attack.
Imagine game situations where a team will have to defend a counter attack in a game. It is when a team are attacking, they have lost the ball and have committed players forward and the other team gain possession and look to attack quickly and directly. The team now have a problem as they are going to be outnumbered by the attacking team...
Sending Offs That Spoil the Game
Posted by Mike Trusson on January 17, 2013
The new BT TV deal gives the Premier League £1 billion a year in television income, even before the overseas rights are factored in. Add to this income from march ticket sales, marketing, sponsorship income, income from other competitions such as the Champions League, FA cup etc it is little wonder they the Championship play off game is estimated to be worth £100 million to the winner.
Referee Technology – The case for a ‘Review Official’
Posted by Mike Trusson on January 13, 2013
Football is by far and away the biggest sport in the world. Its sheer beauty is its simplicity. Two teams compete and try to score more goals than the other. How simple is that?! The teams involved attack, defend, attack and defend. The action quickly swings from end to end. The players are supreme athletes playing the game at a super fast pace. At the highest level of football all this action is captured by an array of cameras that show the action from every angle possible. The technology allows the action to be shown in super slow motion and it can be analysed by the experts in the studio in a matter of seconds.