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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]

by NSCAA on

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

Training Session - Specific Speed [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

Material: Markers; 10 Vests; 18 balls; 1 portable goal; 9 big markers; 4 medium size markers. Purposes: To improve positional issues to get space during offensive process (positional attack); to work on offensive and defensive free-kicks and...... Continue

1st Defender [ARTICLE]

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Organization / Instructions In pairs players will pass and move. On coach's command player with ball (#1) will pass and close down the player with the ball (#2). Defender will emphasize quickly putting pressure on the ball. Angle of...... Continue

Switching the point of attack in a 4-2-3-1 [ARTICLE]

by NSCAA on

Organization: 7 v 4 with the following restrictions. Player A is only allowed to defend the goals on either side of the field and is not allowed to cross the half way line. Ball starts with the keeper who plays it out to either center back...... Continue