Assertive Football! Move, Be Vocal and Claim the ball
This week we look at how you can make your players more assertive and alert on the pitch - demanding the ball vocally when they're in space, moving to meet the pass and making your players more aware of how their off-the-ball movement can create problems for the opposition's defence.
Younger players often don't realise that their off the ball movement is incredibly important for the continuation of play. Even if they don't necessarily receive the pass they were hoping for, their off the ball running will cause problems for the opposition's defence.
"What makes the difference in football today is not just the last pass, the shot on goal, the movements, but also mental speed. Thinking quickly is more important to me than playing fast. The speed of the brain is more important than pace." Xavier Hernandez
Using constructive drills and exercises to teach big game concepts this progressive session guides you and your players through some of these key features of the game. By working on your players' movement to meet the ball, looking at how they use their first touch and being assertive and alert on the pitch at all times - whether it's with or without the ball at their feet!
Pretty good session with some good drills but needed simplifying for my U10's.