By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, July 15, 2013
Technical skill, tactical awareness and fitness may enable your team to control possession, but it won’t put the ball into the back of the net. Former Manchester United player and current University of Florida Assistant Coach, Alan Kirkup, shows you 30 exercises you can use to first develop skill and then generate a creative scoring culture on your team. Discover exercises that will help build your next finishing session!
30 Shooting Exercises to Score Goals
- Encourage player creativity and generate more goals as a result!
- Train your players to cross, shoot and finish with quickness and creativity
- Use simple, effective communication to get the ball to an open teammate
- Build complexity into your scoring drills to challenge your players
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Pick up dynamic soccer drills from former U.S. Women’s National Team member, Kendall Fletcher! Use these drills in your free time on your own or with a partner during practice. Improve your dribbling and receiving skills all while conditioning with these exceptional Soccer DVDs!
Dynamic Soccer Moves & Drills for Practicing on Your Own
- Improve your individual ball skills year round: off-season, pre-season or in-season
- Change directions and speeds while maintaining control of the ball
- Improve your ball skills even if you don’t have anyone to train with
Dynamic Soccer Moves & Drills for Practicing with a Partner!
- Use a partner to help get the most out of your training time
- Vary the tempo and difficulty of the training to suit your strengths and needs
- Apply real pressure when defending for the most realistic training experience
By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The widely popular Tiki Taka style of play, made popular by both Barcelona and the Spanish National Team, can dismantle teams when implemented properly. Although many coaches would embrace the chance to dominate with this style, the only way to get to that point is through effective technical skill and a thoughtful tactical approach. Former Manchester United player, Alan Kirkup, teaches you how to bring Tiki Taka alive with your team.
Also, pick up attacking drills that will help prepare your team for a dynamic possession game and force your opponent to chase you throughout the match. Using alternating practice footage with detailed drill introductions, this DVD outlines multiple drills that will prepare your team to play Tiki Taka soccer.
The Tiki-Taka Style of Play
- Control the pace of the game through effective and efficient possession
- Coach your players to recognize and exploit numbers advantages
- Develop creativity and patience in the final third
Attacking Exercises for Tiki-Taka Soccer
- Beat your opponent with creative possession
- Show players how to apply attacking pressure and break through defensive lines
- Teach quick, accurate passing in small spaces to develop the technical abilities required for the Tiki Taka style of play
- Teach your players to recognize and react appropriately when your team is numbers up or numbers down
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Barry University Head Coach Steve McCrath is a 4x Sunshine State Conference Coach of the Year and 2x South Region Coach of the Year. He shows you how the 3-5-2 system can cause problems for opponents, as it is seldom used and can quickly overload specific areas of the pitch. Also, Coach McCrath has assembled drills and small-sided games that, when coached properly, will help you squeeze more goals out of your season by catching your opponent off guard. See high quality Soccer DVDs that will have your team performing better on the pitch.
Defending to Win with the 3-5-2
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the 3-5-2 in order to use it effectively
- Train players to use proper timing and pressure to win back the ball
- Learn small-sided games that will help train your players to work as a cohesive unit to quickly close down play and remove passing options
Training Games for Attacking Play
- Use the “Skill Cauldron” to get many touches in a short period of time and improve technical abilities
- Learn how to move effectively without the ball to create more attacking opportunities
- Learn to create space for central and flank attacks
- Teach your team to attack quickly and efficiently to create goal scoring opportunities
By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Watch as Illinois Wesleyan University Head Women’s Soccer Coach, Dave Barrett, uses live practices to demonstrate three small-sided games, where limited space forces players to make quick decisions and enhances their first touch as they go to goal. Also, prevent your opponent from advancing into your defensive half with effective transition defending. Implement the tactics and develop the skills in these two videos and your team will improve their overall form:
Techniques and Tactics for Transition Defending
- Teach your back four to retreat and take away space in front of the goal
- Learn the correct technique to close space while defending
- Train midfield players to back-tackle during transition
- Keep your back four defenders organized and positioned to win the ball
Competitive Finishing Drills in Game Conditions
- Create more opportunities to score with controlled, quick touches and passing
- Use combination play and discover ways to attack your target
- Take advantage of numbers up situations to score more goals
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