Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the New 4 v 4, 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 Game Sizes

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Tactical Thoughts on the Development of the New 4 v 4, 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 Game Sizes

19.99

This 407 page eBook shows how these different size games can be taught and also shows different systems of play that might be useful to you.

Run with them as you may and of course come up with your own solutions too as that is what coaching is all about. I have introduced the use of RONDOS to initially aid the development of players for the game situation.

The idea I am trying to cultivate is to find a pattern of development that goes from 4 v 4 to 7 v 7 all the way through 9 v 9 to 11 v 11 that educates the players VERY EARLY on how to ultimately play the 11 v 11, a common thread running right through the book. 

Even for 4 v 4, we are developing ideas on angles of support and playing in triangles and diamonds that will intimately translate into the 11 v 11. 4 v 4 can imitate small areas on the field of play for the 11 v 11 where these set ups are totally appropriate to teach for later use in the 11 v 11.

This way they don’t go into the 11 v 11 totally unprepared, on the contrary I believe they are incredibly well prepared instead. 

Some set ups are similar in 7 v 7 to 9 v 9 so I didn’t repeat them such as one word commands for example.

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NEW Updates Added:

  1. Soccer Awareness methods of coaching added for coaches to use
  2. Roles and responsibilities of players at each size game and how they relate
  3. Developing a back four at 11 v 11 through the game sizes as well as a back 3 
  4. More rondo ideas
  5. More team formations at 9 v 9
  6. Added information on 11 v 11 showing the end product and showing with a back three, a back four, or with 2 strikers also

Table of Contents:

  • Touches on the Ball: A comparison between 11 v 11 and 4 v 4 
  • The Importance of Developing players through teaching Rondos 
  • What do Rondos Teach?
  • An example of how we develop a SA Rondo over time and increase the challenges
  • Soccer Awareness Sliding Rondos using one and two touches (or more if needed) 
  • Soccer Awareness: 4 v 1 Rondo (Unlimited touches)
  • SA Double Rondos for 8 players
  • SA Double Rondos with 10 players
  • Introduction to Playing 4 v 4 using rondos 
  • Quick transition 2 v 2 Rondos with Players staying in their own zones 
  • Quick transition 4 v 4 Rondos 
  • Quick transition 6 v 6 Rondos (Attacking) 
  • Quick transition 6 v 6 Rondos (Defending) 
  • Small sided 4 v 4 Defending Games
  • Small sided 4 v 4 Attacking Games
  • 3-2-1: Patterns of Play: at 7 v 7
  • 2-3-1: Patterns of Play: at 7 v 7
  • 3-1-2: Patterns of Play: at 7 v 7
  • 3-2-1: One Word Communicating at 7 v 7
  • 3-2-1: Defensive Patterns of Play at 7 v 7 
  • Team Shape development in 9 v 9
  • Composure zones to aid team play and individual development in a 9 v 9
  • Teaching team play through the thirds of the field in a 9 v 9 
  • Transition Games maintaining shape and balance throughout the team in a 9 v 9 
  • A “COMFORT ZONE” Developing Width in Play in a 9 v 9
  • Pre-Meditated Patterns of Play: Building from the back in a 9 v 9