The 3 Team Transition Game for Attacking Players In and Around the Box - Training Center Exclusive

The 3 Team Transition Game for Attacking Players In and Around the Box - Training Center Exclusive

Three teams the outside team works with the inside attacking team. Great to teach both defending and attacking play. Teaches the mentality of transitional change. Developing Quick Play in and around the box. As soon as the team lose possession they must try to defend on the offside line and beyond, thus immediately pushing opponents away from the goal. Using the set up through the “numbers” to suit how we set our teams up.

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Quick Transition Directional Play Promoting Passing and Movement Off the Ball

Quick Transition Directional Play Promoting Passing and Movement Off the Ball

This session improves quick decision making, tight control because the spaces are small to play in, and thinking in advance due to the switch in direction of the play. You can also work on the defending players.

 

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Developing Circle Work Incorporating Passing And Combination Plays

Developing Circle Work Incorporating Passing And Combination Plays

Use this training session to work on good communication between the players, quality of the pass (timing, accuracy and weight) and good first touch by the receiver. To increase the players awareness instincts ask them to call the name of the player out who they will be passing to, before they receive the ball. This ensures they look to see who is free before they receive the ball so they know in advance who is free to receive.

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Distribution from the Keeper and Playing Out from the Back Using the 3-1-3-3 - Training Center Exclusive

Distribution from the Keeper and Playing Out from the Back Using the 3-1-3-3 - Training Center Exclusive

Here are 9 ways to distribute from the keeper and play out from the back. We owe it to the players to teach them this as Young as is possible.

I work on this initially practicing all ways to get out. Have opponents only intercepting passes to begin. Then let it go free. When opponents win it back we work on the defending team condensing and defending correctly.

If three or four ways to develop play are done very frequently then it becomes a subconscious decision to move into position so no decision making required as such.

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One Touch Mentality Training Ideas - Training Center Exclusive

One Touch Mentality Training Ideas - Training Center Exclusive

Sessions in this post:

  • Space Rondos Using One Touch

  • Three Man Look, Pass, Move Without Pressure

  • Testing Players Awareness

  • Angle of Support Positioning

  • Checking To The Ball To Receive Away From Pressure

  • Sliding Rondos Using One And Two Touches

  • Awareness Rubber Neck Training with 5 Players

  • Awareness Session Passing and Movement Off the Ball

  • Competitive Awareness Numbers Game

  • Quick Play Session

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A Transition Game Maintaining Shape and Balance Throughout the Team in a 9 v 9 - Training Center Exclusive

A Transition Game Maintaining Shape and Balance Throughout the Team in a 9 v 9 - Training Center Exclusive

Building 9 v 9 team play up through various conditions of play

  • Players stay in their own thirds to establish team shape

  • Transition between thirds

  • 9 v 9 rotation of players

  • Possible passing options

  • Overlap play from wide defenders

  • Introducing offside

  • Overload in attack to maintain possession

  • Transitions between thirds for defending team also

  • Working with four zones

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4-2-3-1 Defensive Pressurizing Game

4-2-3-1 Defensive Pressurizing Game

The game is designed to work on pressurizing the player on the ball, prevent a forward pass and ultimately win the ball. Closest player has to pressure the ball. To score, a player has to make a pass from anywhere into the keepers hands. The ball can be played in the air to the targets hands (to practice quality long distance lofted passes) or on the ground to feet (driven passes). All over the field players must work hard to close people on the ball down quickly.

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Coaching Points Of Individual Defending – Closing Down

Coaching Points Of Individual Defending – Closing Down

Players should close the opponent down with a curved run forcing the player the way they want them to go. Encourage the players to not only win the ball but also to maintain possession of it if they can. In this session they can win it and try to score into the other goal as a reward for gaining possession. In this instance both players will get a chance to practice defending in the same sequence.

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Developing the Striker and Shadow Striker Using 6 Players

Developing the Striker and Shadow Striker Using 6 Players

This exercise is great for the thinking processes and fast decision making on and off the ball and rotations between players. Can call this the striker (9) and Shadow Striker (10) also working off each other. But it can apply to players in other parts of the field supporting each other.

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