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Soccer SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) Training

SAQ is a system of training aimed at the development of motor abilities and the control of body movement through the development of the neuromuscular system. It aims to improve the athlete’s ability to perform explosive multi-directional movements by reprogramming the neuromuscular system to work effectively. SAQ training is an acronym for Speed Agility and Quickness training.

Agility 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:4765 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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T-Test (Agility)

Set out four cones as illustrated in the diagram above (5 yards = 4.57 m, 10 yards = 9.14 m). The subject starts at cone A. On the command of...

04-09-2011 Hits:34335 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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20 Yrd Agility Test

Set up three marker cones in a straight line, exactly five yards apart - cones B, A (center) and C. At each cone place a line across using marking tape...

04-08-2011 Hits:24729 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Chelsea Sprint Chase (Agility Races)

Develop players’ ability to accelerate and change direction (turning technique). Develop players’ ability to decelerate. SAQ Exercise that could be ideally integrated as part of a introduction or warm-up to...

16-07-2011 Hits:29848 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Illinois Agility Test

The Illinois Agility Test (Getchell, 1979) is a commonly used test of agility in sports.  It measures  the ability to change position and direction.  The length of the course is...

04-06-2011 Hits:29948 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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SAQ Circuit (Skill Stations)

Technical warm-up circuit that can include SAQ work as well. Players work in 2 groups and get to perform a variety of technical skills as well as preparing the body...

15-05-2011 Hits:44850 Agility Drills Ray
Power - avatar Ray Power

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Agility/Plyometric Circuit 1

SAQ activity that can be used as a warm-up or agility circuit to develop co-ordination, reaction and the development of fast twitch muscle fiber in football. ...

07-12-2010 Hits:38862 Plyometric Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Agility Races 3

SAQ activity with basic agility runs developing reaction skills both mentally and physically. Can be made competitive between teams or players. ...

27-11-2010 Hits:24693 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Reaction and Agility Catch

Speed and agility exercise that develops reactions of football players in response to a football chase. Footballers incorporate speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) activities to be successful at this particular...

14-12-2008 Hits:34027 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Formations Training

4-4-2

In these videos we discuss the pros and cons of the 4-4-2 formation (system of play) in both the attacking and defensive phases. Widely recognized as one of the most...

26-12-2012 Hits:18815 4-4-2 Standard Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Midfield Defending in 4-3-3 (4-2-3…

Developing defending movement of the central three players in a 4-3-3 (4-2-3-1) and a zonal defending in midfield system. Basic principles of defending are also trained in this progressive exercise...

04-12-2011 Hits:35032 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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3-4-3 Formation

In these videos we dicuss the pros and cons of the 3-4-3 system in both the attacking and defensive phases. Widely recognized as a very attacking and pressure orientated system...

29-10-2011 Hits:15775 3-4-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Defending Wide Areas 4-3-3 (4-2-3-1)

Developing understanding of how to defend wide areas in a 4-3-3 formation. Phase of Play activity in a specific 4-3-3 formation for players to understand their roles and responsibilities.

27-09-2011 Hits:29482 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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5-3-2 Formation

Tutorial detailing an analysis of the 5-3-2 formation system of play and the positives and negatives of this formation. Penetration, Support, Width, Mobility, Improvisation/Creativity in relation to the attacking phase. ...

21-09-2011 Hits:6626 5-3-2 Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Forward Runs and the Seam Area (4-3-3)

Developing central attacks using three forwards (in particular in a 4-3-3 system). Coach the complimentary movements of players in order to disorganize defending units and create space to penetrate. ...

10-07-2011 Hits:24101 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach Midfield Defending Shape (4-3-3+Ot…

Defending structure and organization in the midfield. Developing good defending shape in the midfield. Developing the ability to prevent penetrating passes. ...

04-07-2011 Hits:23932 4-3-3 (Standard) TonyDeers - avatar TonyDeers

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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:30518 4-3-3 (Standard) Ray
Power - avatar Ray Power

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4-2-3-1

Tutorial detailing an analysis of the 4-2-3-1 formation system of play and the positives and negatives of this formation. Understanding the principles behind the system and details of how it...

06-12-2010 Hits:36977 4-2-3-1 Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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4-3-3 Formation (2 Holding Mids)

In these videos we discuss the pros and cons of the 4-3-3 system in both the attacking and defensive phases. Widely recognized as a very attacking and pressure orientated system...

10-10-2008 Hits:23740 4-3-3 (Standard) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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4-5-1 Formation

Tutorial detailing an analysis of the 4-5-1 formation system of play and the positives and negatives of this formation.

23-09-2008 Hits:1399 4-5-1 (4-1-4-1) Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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