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Breaking Lines of Pressure- Part 3

By Renato Lopez Moreira – 

This is a progression of the game from last week. It is played with three teams of six players. It can be played with fewer players on each team or using a neutral player if number divisible by three are not available.

The difference with this game is that there is one player from each team positioned in the middle zone.

The game area is 45 x 42 yards and the game is played in two 15 minute halves.


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This exercise is played by three teams. Two teams work to possess the ball and one team defends.

The field is divided into three small ones: two areas for theContinue reading

Breaking Lines of Pressure- Part 2

By Renato Lopez Moreira – 

This is a progression of the game from last week. It is played with three teams of six players. It can be played with fewer players on each team or using a neutral player if number divisible by three are not available.

The game area is 45 x 42 yards and the game is played in two 15 minute halves.

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This exercise is played by three teams. Two teams work to possess the ball and one team defends.

The field is divided into three small ones: two areas for theContinue reading

Breaking Lines of Pressure

By Renato Lopez Moreira – 

This is a progression of the game from last week. It is played with three teams of six players. It can be played with fewer players on each team or using a neutral player if number divisible by three are not available.

The game area is 45 x 42 yards and the game is played in two 15 minute halves.

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Two teams work to keep possession and one team defends.

The field is divided in three small ones: two fields for the attacking teams and one central zone for the defense.
Each field has six attackers that mustContinue reading

Attacking and Defending Possession Game

By Renato Lopez Moreira – 

This game is played with three teams of six players. It can be played with fewer players on each team or using a neutral player if number divisible by three are not available.

The game area is 45 x 42 yards and the game is played in two 15 minute halves.

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Two teams work to keep possession and one team defends.

The field is divided in three small ones: two fields for the attacking teams and one central zone for the defense.
Each field has six attackers that mustContinue reading

The Art of Transition Play

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Todays featured activity works on transition (both offense to defense and defense to offense).

This is a regular scrimmage with any numbers you want (in this example we will go with 4 v 4 plus keepers on a 40 x 30 grid but this could go up to 11 v 11 on a full sided field).

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The rules are quite simple, everything is regular rules with one major change. Anytime the coachContinue reading

High Pressure and Defensive Transition

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on defensive transition and high pressure.

This is a 6 v 6 plus keepers on half a field with 2 full sized goals and a midfield line.

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The ball starts with one of the keepers and the defending team playsContinue reading

Transition For Quick Counter-Attacks

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on transition for quick counter attacks.

Start with 5 attackers (2 forwards and 3 midfielders) attacking a goal with a keeper, 4 backs and 2 midfielders.

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Next we add 2 outside midfielders for the defending team BUT they do not get involved withContinue reading

2v2 Transition Small-Sided Game

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on 2 v 2 attacking and defending with quick transition.

Start with a 10 x 10 grid with two teams of players. Each team is assigned two end lines and they have a team of two 10 yards behind each end line

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The black team starts with the ball and they try to dribbleContinue reading

Attacking Transition With Numbers Up

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on numbers up attacking, numbers down defending and offensive transition.

Start with a 40 x 30 grid with two full sized goals and a keeper in each goal.


Two attacking players and one defending player starts on the field and additional players from each team start on the side.


Using this example the black team attacks the top goal and when they lose possession (by scoring, by shooting and it going over the goal or wide, or by the other player or keeper winning the ball) the two attacking players leave the field and are replaced by one defending player and a second attacking player adds on and the attack goes in the other direction



This becomes a very fast moving, free flowing game of soccer and the quicker the transitions from defense to offense the more effective the attacks.

You can do this same thing with 3 v 2, 4 v 3 or even 5 v 4.  The key is to emphasize the fast transition and the importance of getting to goal quickly

Have a great day!

Lawrence

Defensive Transition and Shape

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on defensive transition and shape.

Start with two attacking players at midfield with a ball.  Two defending players are out by the sidelines and a keeper is in goal

The attacking players pass the ball back and forth.Continue reading