Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Improve Possession and Speed of Play

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Two FREE Practices to Improve;
Passing, Possession, Speed of Play,
Team Attacking, Crossing and Finishing


View and Download the 2 Practices below

Dear Fellow Coach,

Barcelona are without doubt the best team in the world right now. One of the main reasons is their ability to keep possession and speed of play. The likes of Xavi and Iniesta posseses great "Player Awareness" qualities which enables them to see opportunities and play quicker!

Paul Scholes, Cesc Fabregas and the young Jack Wilshere are also examples of players that possess great "Player Awareness".

But why is this? One of the main reasons is these players play half-turned on an open body shape which enables them to see things quicker and know what they are going to do before they receive it..

My belief is you can coach this to ALL players and it's really not that difficult at all. So using Tactics Manager Software I've created a Possession & Speed of Play Practice and a Build-up Play, Crossing and Finishing Function.

Possession SSG - Improve Speed of Play

Total Training for Advanced Players Book

 

Description - Extract from "Total Training for Advanced Players Book"
Mix intermittently every 3-4 minutes with second possession drill below. Basic principles of possession.

In a 40x40 yard square set-up 4 5x5 yard triangles in each corner. Two team of 9 with 2 players from each team start in corner boxes.

With balls at hand, players move, rotate ball scoring points by working from corner player to corner. Must release ball in 3 seconds or possession goes to other team.

Objective
To Develop possession and speed of play in a Small Sided Game.

Coaching Points
1. Open body shape to receive.
2. Take a look before you receive - HAVE A PICTURE, early decisions.
3. Movement to support player in possession.
4. Quality of passing, weight and accuracy. Movement to receive should be early and dynamic.

Progression
1. Cannot play to the same player who passed you the ball.

Other Player Awareness and Speed of Play Books
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Finishing from Crosses in a Functional Practice

Modern Attacking and Goalscoring book

 

Description - Extract from "Modern Attacking and Goalscoring Book"
The Coach begins each phase of play by passing to ANY player of the attacking team. The pitch is split into 3 zones. Only the LM and LB can enter the left wing zone and same with RM and RB for right wing zone.

4 Defenders play in the central zone and attempt to close down the 5 attackers. If they win the ball they can score through the 2 counter goals positioned on the half-way line. Encourage players to use the unopposed wing zones. Goals can only be scored from a cross - directly or indirectly.

Objective
To develop, passing, combination player, attacking from wide areas and finishing from crosses.

Coaching Points
1. Observe the build up play and efficiency of movement.
2. Open up body to see the WHOLE PICTURE, all players..
3. Players should create space before receiving the ball.
4. Good timing of runs is CRUCIAL - Not too early or late

Progression
1. Add additional central defender to mark the opposing two forwards.
2. Allow goals to be scored from open play - any zone but if scored from wing zones, goals count as 2.

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Coach George

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Soccer Italian Academy Technical Training Drill

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FREE Italian Serie ‘A’ Academy
Technical Training Drill...

Dear Fellow Coach,

I have used Tactics Manager Software to create a "Cut and Change Technical Training Drill" taken from the current best selling DVDs - Ball Control 1 and 2.

The drill is just one of 102 exercises included in Ball Control - Italian Style 2 DVD-Set. The teaching methods in the DVDs are the same used in the academies of the Italian Serie ‘A'.

 
Technical Ball Control ‘Cut and Change’ Training Drill
Ball Control - Italian Style 2 DVD-Set
 
This Teaching Method has been Developed in the Professional Academies of the Italian Serie ‘A' - SAMPLE Videos Below..
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Ball Control Vol. 1 and 2 DVD Set - Italian Style Academy Technical Skills Training Program - 102 Exercises

This technical skill teaching method used in the academies of the Italian Serie 'A'. It has been very successful in team development coaching programs that have produced players with exceptional technical skills.

2-DVD Set Runtime: 120 mins (2 hours)
Region: Region Free, works on ALL standalone DVD players, PC's and MAC's
Age Group suitable for: from age U6+. Some of exercises start off basic and progress. Your players will be able to develop with the program.


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Meet the Soccer Italian Style Coaches
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Mirko Mazzantini

Mirko Mazzantini
"ACF Fiorentina Academy Coach"

Mirko Mazzantini coached for Empoli FC for in 10 years, at almost all the main categories of the academy level. In 2010 he was then recruited by AFC Fiorentina working with the U14/U15 Academy teams. UEFA ‘B’ Coach and author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs. www.mirkomazzantini.it

   
Mirko Mazzantini

Simone Bombardieri
"Empoli FC Academy Coach"

Simone Bombardieri played as a player in the Empoli FC club for 5 years. He then started his career as a coach being recruited by Empoli FC where he has been coaching the academy categories in the last 9 years from U9 – U14. UEFA ‘B’ Coach and author of many coaching publications, articles, books and DVDs.

Best Wishes,

Coach George

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coachgeorge@soccertutor.com
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P.S. You can view and download the Cut and Change Technical Training Drill taken from the new DVDs from the following link:

Technical Ball Control ‘Cut and Change’ Training Drill

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

How to Coach a Soccer Team - Tony Carr, Academy Director WHU FC

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"How to Coach a Soccer Team" - Professional
Advice, Drills, Tactics and Sessions by Tony Carr,
the West Ham United FC Academy Director


The Development Methods of West Ham United FC and highly respected academy coach Tony Carr has overseen the emergence of a host professional players, including England Internationals; Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Frank Lambpard...

Dear Fellow Coach,

Being at West Ham United FC Academy for 5 years myself, I can honestly say that this is where I learn 't the most, not just as a player but as a coach too, although I didn't know it at the time.

During my 5 year stint, there was 2 coaches that really made a long lasting impression on me, one coach called Ronnie Boyce and the other coach Tony Carr who is still highly regarded as the most successful youth/academy development coach in Europe.

Tony Carr has overseen the emergence of a host professional players, including; Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Frank Lambpard... Because of his success and dedication, Tony was rewarded for his 37 years outstanding service by being made 'MBE' by the Queen of England.

And now there is a book that can help you - "How to Coach a Soccer Team Book" - packed with; Professional Advice, Drills, Tactics and Sessions, Problem Solving, Coaching During a Game and Latest Theories

Mirko Mazzantini
Tony Carr MBE

 
Set up and Run In Behind Attacking Play - Tony Carr WHU FC
How to Coach a Soccer Team Book
 
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Tony Carr

Tony Carr MBE
Academy Director (37 years) - West Ham United Football Club

Tony Carr is one of the most influential figures in English football for developing young players with world class ability.

Tony Carr has overseen the emergence of a host professional players, including; Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Frank Lambpard... Because of his success and dedication, Tony was rewarded for his 37 years outstanding service by being made 'MBE' by the Queen of England
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How to Coach a Soccer Team Book - By West Ham United Academy Director, Tony Carr

The Development Methods of West Ham United FC and highly respected academy coach Tony Carr are now available in this book packed with Professional Advice, Drills, Tactics and Sessions, Problem Solving, Coaching During a Game and Latest Theories.

Whatever your team needs to work on, clearly illustrated technical and tactical sessions will improve every part of your teams game.


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Best Wishes,

Coach George

Director of Coaching
SoccerTutor.com Ltd.
www.soccertutor.com
coachgeorge@soccertutor.com
UK: +44 208 1234 007
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