12 Aug 2019
Improve your teams defending
Improve your teams defending. Also well worth a watch -
02 Aug 2019
Attacking small sided game – Diagonal goals / parallel pitch
A very different and intense small sided game, with lots of attacking, defending and reacting as a team to winning and losing the ball. There are two pitches in this game, next to each other with diagonal goals on the pitch. The teams have to defend on one pitch and attack on the other. Watch the video to understand the structure and progression of the session
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.
16 Jun 2019
Crossroads shooting and finishing drill
This is a progressive and intense rotating shooting and finishing practice, which is also a great workout for the GK's. Initially, the ball is passed into a conditioned striker, who has to finish in one of the goals. Immediately, another ball is passed and the striker has to finish in the other goal. Repeat, vary the speed, height and angle of the passes to test the striker. The session progresses to 2 strikers working together, then 2 attackers v 1 defender in and around the penalty area and then to 2 v 2 and 3 v 3 in and around the penalty area . Watch the video to understand the challenges and progressions for this shooting and finishing game.
29 Oct 2016
Technique of defending when outnumbered FREE E book
Technique of defending when outnumbered 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.
26 Oct 2016
Game of Defending 1 v 1 FREE E book
Game of Defending 1 v 1 FREE E book A small sided game can be a number of different themed practices, some of which do not include goals, but should be directional. To simplify things, I mainly coach in a small sided game, with goals and goalkeepers. In this small sided game to improve 1 v 1 Defending I have started by conditioning the teams to play man to man marking to provide situations where the defending team have lots of opportunities to defend in 1 v 1 situations.