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Soccer tactics are used by the top football teams today have grown increasingly complex. Tactical drills are used in football training sessions to develop an understanding of the tactics to be used in games. Nowadays, individual weaknesses in the opposition are researched ahead of time and exploited through soccer strategy. Players have to specialize in a particular position which they begin learning from an early age. A soccer coach is supposed to balance the players on his own football team according to their attributes while keeping in mind the enemy's strengths and weaknesses.


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Tactical Training Sessions

SAQ Crossover Course

SAQ soccer drill that develops agility in soccer. Develop reaction time, motors skills for balance, co-ordination, programmed agility & random agility. ...

11-04-2018 Hits:4644 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Developing Attacking in the Final 3rd

Attacking functional exercise where teams attempt to create effective attacking patterns. Develop wide attacking play and also central combination play in order to disorganize and disorientate the defending line.

17-01-2015 Hits:21784 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Compact Defending

Coach team how to compact the field and prevent opportunities to penetrate. Reduce the space between lines as an 11 man unit and learn how to slide and shift to...

13-03-2014 Hits:13270 Defending 11vs11 Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Deep Defending to Counter Attack

Coach understanding when to counter-attack on a large scale small sided game. Coach how to counter-attack in different ways and also how to regain possession in your own half. Strategies...

10-02-2014 Hits:13208 Compact Defending Games Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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FC Barcelona Defensive Transition

Coach how to regain possession in the final third and how to prevent the opposition playing forwards. Ideally attempting to regain possession of the football in 6 secs if possible...

21-10-2013 Hits:24286 Defending Phases of Play Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Building up from the Back

Role of players when playing out the back. Role of midfield players when central defender is in possession. Role of central defenders when midfield player is in possession. Develop players understandings...

14-10-2013 Hits:22414 Attacking Phases of Play Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Coach Fullbacks to Overlap Effectively

Learn how to make an effective run to create space/cross/shoot. Learn how to recognize the right moment to overlap and exploit in wide flank areas. Learn also how to make...

17-07-2013 Hits:16898 Attacking Phases of Play Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Coach Defending Direct Play

Defending direction play in a Phase of Play, coaching players on various scenarios of when an opponents attempt to play a direct style of play. ...

11-12-2011 Hits:31010 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Negative Transition (Shadow Play)

Develop players’ understanding of negative transition and quick recovery to defensive shape. Develop players’ understanding of passing patterns and understanding of rotating positions. Phase of Play instructed and led by the...

27-07-2011 Hits:26823 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Defending from the front (4-3-3)

Defending from the front in a 4-3-3 exercise. Pressing roles and the actions of the players involved in retaining the football back as quickly as possible and/or forcing errors from our...

01-06-2011 Hits:30462 4-3-3 (Standard) Ray
Power - avatar Ray Power

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Coach Forward Runs Without the Ball

Developing attacking runs of forward and midfield players to create goal scoring opportunities. In this small phase of play the players are coached on potential runs they can use to...

19-04-2011 Hits:31475 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Defending and Marking in Front 3rd

Defending from the front exercise and understanding trapping pockets and how to apply pressure on and steer an opponents back line into forcing turn overs of possession high up the field...

15-02-2011 Hits:19920 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Crossing and Finishing

Developing the ability of a team to generate and serve appropriately weighted passes and crosses into the 18yrd area to create goal threats. ...

03-02-2011 Hits:24100 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Defending Wide Play

Defending priorities in wide areas are coached in this Phase of Play. Players gain an understanding of times to press and options on defending in the wide corridors of the field...

24-01-2011 Hits:22579 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Finishing From Distance

Coaching finishing from distance in a Phase of Play. Developing opportunities around the 18yrd area to generate distance shots on goal. ...

15-12-2010 Hits:15566 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Attacking after regaining possessi…

Attacking transition exercise (Phase of Play) to coach regaining possession in the midfield and the movements associated with this action. ...

20-03-2010 Hits:33369 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Central Attacking

Developing central attacking play through a Phase of Play with players operating in specific positions. Attacking principles of play should be coached with an emphasis on breaking a team down...

19-03-2010 Hits:26240 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Central Attacking Play

Attacking functional activity with the objective of breaking opponents down centrally. Exercise explores patterns and movements needed to break down an opponents defending block. ...

16-03-2010 Hits:26994 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach When and Where to Dribble

Functional exercise to improve the decision making and understanding of knowing when and where to dribble with the football in order to exploit space, either in wide positions or centrally...

05-10-2009 Hits:15108 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Defending in the Final Third

Defending in the final 3rd and defending priorities. Positioning of the defending line and coaching the principles of defending in the defending half. Movements and spacing of the defending unit to...

07-09-2009 Hits:25272 Defending Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach a Team to Exploit Space by Flank P…

Session to train the ability of wide players (wingers) to drive inside from the flanks to create space either for themselves or others. We look at the moment of the...

15-01-2009 Hits:29599 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach A Team To Use Wide Flank Play 2

Phase of Play used to coach attacking in the middle and final 3rd using the wide flank areas. Penetration in wide flank areas is vital to a modern dynamic football...

14-01-2009 Hits:18730 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach A Team To Use Wide Flank Play

Functional coaching session on developing wide flank attacking play worked on each side of the field. Players develop play around an opponent full back between the midfielders and forwards of...

14-01-2009 Hits:27418 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Combination Play in the Final Thir…

Combination play in the final 3rd exercise related to breaking down a teams defending block. Exploiting the various combination play possible from the front players working to move our opponents...

12-01-2009 Hits:33258 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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