As the game changes, we see more often than not that the games are won and lost in the midfield battles. By preventing your opponents creative midfielders from play through the guts of your team, you can take control and force them to play wide where their threat can be nullified.
What’s in the Session?
Start off the session with a pulse raiser to get your players bang on their game both physically and mentally. The session then progresses through to skill practices that focus on defending as a unit, emphasising communication amongst the team and illustrating how positioning off one another is important to negate their midfield threat. The practice splits the playing area into sections to give the players a clear understanding of how to work in their zones with one another, passing players on and closing space when necessary. A conditioned game concludes the session to put into practice the skills developed throughout the practices.
So often now, we see the creative midfielders run games. Take a look at what Modric is doing with Croatia in Russia and you can see just how important is to prevent them from playing in order to overcome those dangerous teams! Learn how to add it to your game with this session!
We all know that goals win games in football, so in just 6 drills this easy to use session improves your team's 1v1 confidence, attacking passing and counter-attacking ability
To develop and enhance players knowledge and understanding of transition play from attack - defence, and defence - attack.
To develop and enhance players knowledge of how to keep possession effectively in all areas of the pitch in order to exploit the opposition and create goal scoring opportunities.
To develop players understanding, knowledge and application around attacking principles when the opposition are either in or out of balance.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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