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Defending from a 4-2-3-1 formation [ARTICLE]

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Organization: 40 yds of width, 35 yds of length Servers on each side of the space Servers are targets for the team defending the big goal Attacking team (white) sets up in a 2-2 Defending team (black) sets...... Continue

Developing Your Team to be Able to Press & Trap [ARTICLE]

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Create a 4v4v4. One team defends and when they win the ball from one team, play with their teammates and the 4 other players to create 8v4. The forward's defense has to funnel the ball...... Continue

Individual Defending Exercise [ARTICLE]

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When defense is discussed, it is often in the context of the team. Yes, the defensive system employed by a coach, whether it is man-to-man or zonal, is important. But what are as important...... Continue

Three Team Awareness One Touch Game [ARTICLE]

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This game should be played often as it provides an overload situation to make it easier to introduce and develop ONE TOUCH PLAY. Working with three teams (numbers depends on how many players you have, e.g. it can be...... Continue

Coaching Attack & Defense Using Small-Sided Games [ARTICLE]

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The emphasis of the session will be on the Principles of Attack. Teach the players to use possession to set-up penetration. 4 v 4 will be the smallest unit of play in order to have width and depth for the attack.... Continue

How to Defend Properly as a Soccer Team [ARTICLE]

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The art of defending isn't as complex as some soccer coaches and players fear. We've often felt the following set of rules of how to defend properly are overlooked. Building a team with a clear understanding of how to defend properly as a team...... Continue

Role of Holding Midfielder [ARTICLE]

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The holding midfield player has numerous responsibilities. Physical speed is not considered a major factor for players in this position (although it never hurts) as this is, really, a sweeper in front of the back players with little need to make...... Continue

Group Defending [ARTICLE]

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3 players 12-15 yards apart Knock it one touch for several passes When one player (3) stops the ball the other two must sprint to pressure it Develop to when a player turns away the other two must sprint and shape to pressure and cover...... Continue

4 Defensive Pressure and Cover Drills [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

Defensive Pressure and Cover Drill 1; 2v2 to Goals: Organize into two teams of two players each. Use markers to outline a 20- by 25-yard field area with a 4-yard-wide goal centered on each end line. Begin with a kickoff from the center of the...... Continue

Building the attack from the defensive third [ARTICLE]

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Technical warm-up - passing patterns to choreograph our building phase Cones can represent #s 1, 4, 6, 8, & 10, or 4, 2, 6, 7, & 9, depending on where you want to start in the buildup (i.e. GK wins possession or CB wins possession)...... Continue

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