Video: Teaching Movement “Off the Ball” Through the Transition Directional Target Game

Video: Teaching Movement “Off the Ball” Through the Transition Directional Target Game

Observe the Attacking Team – Recognize their movement off the ball for example to work the ball into their own half see if the players make runs early in there as soon as the ball is at a target, some should support short and some long so the target has choices.

Observe the Defending Team – See if they are sucked to the ball or they recognize runs off the ball and track players making runs away from the ball into the other half. To lessen the workload and keep everyone involved have players switch with targets and outside side players when they pass to them.

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Video: Soccer Awareness One Touch Training Drill

Video: Soccer Awareness One Touch Training Drill

This is the first of a typical four part Soccer Awareness training drill. In this exercise, we are teaching players to scan the field and make decisions BEFORE receiving the ball while positioning themselves in passing lanes. There are three progressions of this drill that can be found in the Soccer Awareness Training Center.

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Off the Shoulder Movement and How to Combat It

Off the Shoulder Movement and How to Combat It

The following is an excerpt from Soccer Awareness eBook 18: Identifying and Solving Common Game Situation Problems in the Training Environment.

This 38 page eBook shows a different way to look at the game, rather than highlighting what we need to do well, it shows what often goes wrong and how to fix it. 

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