Week of July 12

Coaches

 

Here's a podcast:

 

https://wcctrainingcenter.com/240-sun-tzu-soccer-the-art-of-war-in-soccer/

 

Introduction

These activities are a companion to the concepts described in Volume 1 of this series.

Rondo Exercises to Develop Positional Awareness

3v1 Rondo

























 

The diagram above shows various situations to practice the 3v1 rondo. In these situations we work on the technical ability of the players to receive and play the ball quickly. The players’ stance, first touch and passing quality are being continuously stressed.


Recommended training volume and guidance.


Area: square 8 yards x 8 yards; rectangle 5 yards x 10 yards; triangle 8 yards x 8 yards x 8 yards; circle diameter of 10 yards.

Duration of each repetition: 30 seconds.

Rest between repetitions: 15 seconds.

Approximate work load: 2 sets of 6 repetitions with a two minute active rest between sets.


Change the defender after every repetition.


Make it competitive. Which defender can intercept the most balls in thirty seconds? Give some kind of forfeit to the defender that makes the fewest interceptions.



5v2 Rondo


























Play 5v2 with the attackers aiming for a target pre-set number of sequential passes to score a point. If a pass splits the two defenders as in the diagram, the attackers score an extra point. The main aim of this rondo other than keeping possession of the ball is to look for defence splitting passes that will enable us to eliminate lines.


Recommended training volume and guidance.


Area: 12 yards x 10 yards.

Duration of each repetition: 45 seconds.

Rest between repetitions: 15 seconds.

Approximate work load: 2 sets of 6 repetitions with a two minute active rest between sets.


Change the two defenders after every repetition.


Make it competitive. The pair of defenders who allowed the attackers to make the most number of points must do burpees at the end of the exercise.

 

Jason

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