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Weekly Sessions and Activities

24 March
This week’s session focuses the sub-principles of Defensive Organization. This is designed to be a short, intense session used in active-recovery as the first training period following a match. These principles are defined according to a method of training known as, Tactical Periodization and focus on a horizontal hierarchy to emphasize the foundation elements that our principles of play are based on. Of course, they can be used independently according to your own training philosophy. Check back soon to the “Training” page for an explanation of Tactical Periodization and how you can implement it next season!

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Coaching Points
– High Intensity during short periods of work
– Quick feet in defense
– Don’t back peddle square, good body position

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Coaching Points
– High Intensity during short periods of work
– Communication! Organize what the different responsibilities are
– Cut wide players
– Give depth centrally

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Coaching Points
– High Intensity during short periods of work
– Immediate pressure on the ball
– Quick transition from offense to defense
– Covering defender, work together

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Coaching Points
– High Intensity during short periods of work
– Immediate pressure on the ball
– Quick transition from offense to defense
– Immediate organization and continual communication

Finish the session with an easy ten minute cool down with light jogging and static stretching. Next week’s session will be a continuation of this series demonstrating the progression of a horizontal hierarchy according to Tactical Periodization…stay tuned!

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17 March
The topic is focused on training strikers to create finishing opportunities. This session can be used to emphasize a number of elements:

  • finishing
  • passing
  • mobility
  • crossing
  • volleying
  • communication
  • awareness

This topic is best utilized for teams that implement two strikers (generally, U11+) and that like to attack down the wings. Click on the images to enlarge!

First Progession

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Second Progession

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Third Progession

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