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!
Make the most of the space on the field by getting your players into the mind-set of switching the play, rather than trying to hammer down the same congested channel each time.
Create an overload in attack by providing support to attack with an extra man. Use this session to help your forwards plus develop your defenders defending capabilities with one less player.
Reduce the turnovers and get your team working up the field by keeping possession and building attacks by selecting the right pass.
The ?modern way? is to play out from the back. To be able to do it successfully though, you need your defenders to be comfortable on the ball when looking to pass, dribble and scan the pitch.
Develop your defenders understanding of how to channel the attackers away from danger areas to slow down attacks and isolate the opposition players.
Create a resolution to develop your coaching confidence by seizing the opportunity to discover new drills, turn ideas into action and seek advice from the coaching community.
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