Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 3
Best of Amplified Soccer Training Volume 3
Volume 3 of Best of Amplified Soccer Training contains some of the best drills and resources for soccer coaches from our friends and partners including Jeff Tipping, Dan Abrahams, Soccer Awareness and more!
Table of Contents
What is “Soccer Intelligence” and how can you train it?
an Interview with Wayne Harrison, Founder of Soccer Awareness
Preview: "This is the “thinking” part of the game; it’s the game of the MIND. The game starts in the head of the player and players must think more quickly and with better accuracy in decision making."
3 Training Sessions to Improve Endurance
by Ritchie Semple, Director of Football for LGC Events
The Importance of Memory and Imagination in Soccer
by Dan Abrahams, An Internationally Recognized Sports Psychologist
Preview: "By remembering your best you keep feeding your brain the nourishment it needs to keep learning. Your very best games serve you pictures that help you feel good. When you feel good your mind opens up to your learning environment."
Strategy of Counter Attacking
from Jeff Tipping, Former NSCAA Director of Coaching Education
Preview: "One of the considerations in developing a counter attack strategy is what to do with the forwards once the ball goes past them. This is important and needs careful reflection. I saw the Danish team in Euro 1988 playing with one forward high and the other in a low “mirror” position when the Danes were defending."
A Simple Introduction: The 5 Phases of Play in the 1-3-3-1-3
by Wayne Harrison, Soccer Awareness
Preview: "Lets look at where the 4 v 4, 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 ends up based on the final game size 11 v 11. With 3 at the back at 7 v 7 and 9 v 9 it particularly grows into this system. That said this system is quite a different one from the norm and many coaches, likely most coaches; will use a back four. But the following will show how these roles and responsibilities of players translate as the size of the game grows to the 1-3-3-1-3. Beyond that we can look at how it translates into a system with a zonal back four also using 1-4-2-3-1 as our 11 v 11 example."
Final Pass Training
from The Triangle Training Method
Preview: "This pattern play set up teaches and trains players how to execute the final pass and run to get behind defenses and create quality chances on goal. This Final Pass Set Up is just one of the many mannequin training exercises Arsenal uses with their first team as well as youth teams."
Overtraining — How Much is Too Much?
by Ian McClurg, Founder of 1 v 1 Soccer, UEFA “A” licensed coach and former Toronto FC Academy staff coach
Preview: "Of course, the type of training a player follows is also crucial. In soccer, for example, I believe that young players can train for more than the 10-20 hour/week range, without negative side-effects, if the training is based on technique and players are enjoying playing small-sided games. They also have to be in an environment where there is no expectation on winning and losing."
Soccer Conditioning 101 - The Soccer Performance Paradigm: Force Production-Stabilization-Force Reduction
provided by Performance Conditioning Soccer
Preview: "A comprehensive conditioning program for most soccer should address all three aspects of the performance paradigm. Most performance errors and injuries occur during the force reduction phase, the stopping to make a kick, planting to change direction or slowing down after a maximal effort sprint. Basically this occurs because the athlete lacks eccentric strength to stop and lacks the stabilization strength to effectively reduce force at the various joints without compromising joint stability."
Goalkeeper High Ball and Diving Drills
10 Exercises to Improve Acceleration and Speed
from Performance Conditioning Soccer
Preview: "Straight-ahead speed and acceleration are probably the most important physical attributes that contribute to soccer skills. Most of a soccer game is 10-25 yard accelerations, either to a ball or to beat or catch an opponent. To be fast, one must train the body to work efficiently. It is important to understand the proper biomechanics of running straight ahead. Presented here is information regarding proper form, acceleration drills, resisted running activities and absolute speed exercises."
Nutrition for Performance Training Introduction and Sample Meal Planning
by Chris “Trainer” Gorres, an excerpt from Move Better. Do More. Be Fast.
Preview: "Use this nutrition plan to help you achieve your performance goals. It is not meant to be the “end all, be all” of nutrition programs. These are just some general guidelines of what to eat and how much to eat, with realistic options for everyday people. There are several options each day but obviously its up to you as the athlete to follow what works for you."
2016: The Year of the Missed Penalty Kicks by Superstars and the Stress on Coaches
by John DeBenedictis, NSCAC Executive Director
Preview: "It was the 2016 MLS Cup Final and the game went to penalty kicks. Michael Bradley, the captain and arguably the best player on the field over 120 minutes for Toronto FC, stepped up to take his penalty shot. He missed. Stefan Frei, the goalkeeper and arguably the best player on the field over 120 minutes for Seattle, made the save to his left seem simple, as if he had read Bradley’s mind. A few moments later, Seattle scored on their last penalty kick to win the game and the MLS Championship.