14 Jul 2019
Defending when outnumbered and disorganized in a small sided game FREE E book
Defending when outnumbered in a small sided game FREE E book What do your players do in a game if there is a quick counter attack and they are suddenly outnumbered and disorganised? This normally happens when your team are attacking and they lose the ball, with players committed forward and on the attack.
09 Jul 2019
Gegenpressing made simple for Grassroots football coaches- Introduction
Gegenpressing is a German phrase, that became familiar with Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund team. To start this series on Geggenpressing, we examine the basics. Look out for phase 2 in the next couple of days in which we show how a coach can structure game related Geggenpressing scenarios that will really help their players to understand, how, when and where to Geggenpress.
22 Feb 2017
Six phases of coaching soccer – Phase four
Phase four – Defending the counter attack. The team, who have lost possession when attacking, will be disorganised, out of balance and vulnerable to a quick counter attack.
01 Feb 2017
Improving basic 1 v 1 Defending
A follow up to the recent post of the Technique of 1 v 1 defending. In this defending practice, we focus on the basics of 1 v 1 defending. Closing down as the ball travels: Distances: Body position: and feet movement
23 Jun 2016
Waves – Shooting and finishing game – Progression 3
Fourth in the series of progressive waves, pass, support and finishing games.
29 May 2016
Using “Conditions” in football training sessions
Using “conditions” in football training sessions is a very effective way of making sure that players, without impacting on their enjoyment or the realism of playing, are forced to focus and work on specific technical or physical aspects of the game.
26 Feb 2016
Klopp’s Gegenpressing tactics and how you can use them in Grassroots football
Jurgen Klopp enjoyed tremendous success at Borussia Dortmund with his high profile tactics of Gegenpressing or as Jurgen Klinsmann called it “immediate ball recovery". So what is it and how can grassroots football coaches use it?
20 Oct 2015
Coach defending that one ball that kills your team!
One long pass and the opposition are suddenly straight through and score. It drives football coaches mad.