Passing Game for Spatial Awareness Development

Passing Game for Spatial Awareness Development

Players have the ball at their feet for approximately 5 minutes out of 90. What do they do the rest of the 85 minutes? They must learn to move off the ball and to move into open passing lanes to be open at all times to help the player on the ball or the next player on the ball. Here is a great session to teach this.

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Pressing and Trapping with Forwards

Pressing and Trapping with Forwards

An essential part of team defense tactics is pressing and trapping in the attacking third.

Attacking player pressing is an aggressive form of pressing. It's objective is to completely trap opponents inside their own half, in order to either win the ball or force opponents to play long, uncontrolled passes. Your opponents are constantly under pressure, without time or space to build an attack. One misplaced pass in front of their goal can create an opening for a shooter.

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A Game Situation for 1 v 1 Defending

A Game Situation for 1 v 1 Defending

Divide the teams up into two 3 v 3 games with teams attacking the short side lines to score a goal. Play with one ball then two balls so there is some 1 v 1’s and also some support play. Then they attack the long sides as targets making it a little harder to defend successfully.

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Training Session Inspired by Trainers and Coaches Around the World

Training Session Inspired by Trainers and Coaches Around the World

Our goal at Amplified Soccer Athlete is to provide committed soccer players with a variety of content to support them in their training endeavors and coaches with the tools they need to assist them. We are constantly finding innovative sessions and drills from coaches and trainers all over the world that influence the resources on our digital platforms. It is our belief that there is no one right way to train, rather, the act of putting in the time and doing the work is what makes the biggest difference. 

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Off the Shoulder Movement and How to Combat It

Off the Shoulder Movement and How to Combat It

The following is an excerpt from Soccer Awareness eBook 18: Identifying and Solving Common Game Situation Problems in the Training Environment.

This 38 page eBook shows a different way to look at the game, rather than highlighting what we need to do well, it shows what often goes wrong and how to fix it. 

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