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Drills for Central Midfielders 2-Pack
RD-05289A: with Brandon Koons,Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III Final Four; 8x Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season and 5x OAC Tournament Champions;5x OAC Coach of the Year; has earned a USSF "B" License and an NSCAA Premier DiplomaMidfielders are one of the more important positions in the game and need to constantly support and help their teammates.In this video, Brandon Koons shows you how he trains the technical application of individual skills for midfielders to dominate the center of the field. You will learn how important it is to have the correct body shape, timing of runs, proper decision making, and the right attitude to excel. Coach Koons breaks up this video into three keys areas. Within each, he breaks down and shows numerous progressions that will help your team be dangerous in the midfield. Coach Koons provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show key technical elements for your players. Coach Koons explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the exercises: The movement and supporting angles needed from supporting players. Reading the play and making the proper decisions based on positioning. Runs that trigger other runs in the midfield third. The importance of scanning and checking your shoulder for better vision.Turning Koons addresses the ability to turn in a dynamic setting by demonstrating a three-man unopposed passing pattern that lays the foundation to his team's ability to turn and play forward. The emphasis in this drill is on developing a good sense of rhythm when passing and making sure the angles of support are correct. He progresses by adding additional ways to be able to turn and face up the opposition. Watch as Coach Koons walks his team through dealing with overweighted passes and how the center middies take pace off the ball to make a successful turn and pass. Conversely, see how to deal with an underweighted pass. The benefits of proper body positioning and an awareness of the playing environment are also discussed.Passing and DribblingKoons walks through a series of passing and dribbling progressions that encourage good on-ball and off-ball movement. Throughout the progressions, he encourages ball movement through an emphasis on creativity, which is supported by communication, touch quality, an understanding of run shape, and an awareness of game space.OverlappingLearn a great progression to work on tight overlapping runs and how the center midfielder moves and interacts within a confined area. See how Koons teaches his players the different types of runs they can make to not only create space for themselves, but also the ability to combine and find third man runners. Throughout the unopposed exercises, he continues to stress how important off the ball movement can be to rip even the most compact defenses apart in a competitive environment.The overlapping drills build on the prior drills in this video and are a good way to tie the session together.Although designed for the center midfielder, these drills will benefit players of any position, including goalies. Koons does a great job detailing the drills on a whiteboard and then taking it to the field. Every coach must teach their team how to skillfully play through the midfield, and Coach Koons gives you the tools to do just that - and more!126 minutes. 2017.RD-05289B: with Brandon Koons,Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III Final Four; 8x Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season and 5x OAC Tournament Champions;5x OAC Coach of the Year; has earned a USSF "B" License and an NSCAA Premier DiplomaGames at the highest level are won or lost in the midfield third, and coaches are always seeking the upper hand to dominate this key area. Your midfield players must possess the technical skill to be able to expose the spaces in front, behind, and in the flanks of the opposition. Brandon Koons demonstrates a series of small-sided games he uses to build exceptional midfield players, which has made his teams an attacking threat en route to 13 conference titl[...]



Individual Skills for Central Midfielders

with Brandon Koons,
Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;
2010 NCAA D-III Final Four; 8x Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season and 5x OAC Tournament Champions;
5x OAC Coach of the Year; has earned a USSF "B" License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma

Midfielders are one of the more important positions in the game and need to constantly support and help their teammates.

In this video, Brandon Koons shows you how he trains the technical application of individual skills for midfielders to dominate the center of the field. You will learn how important it is to have the correct body shape, timing of runs, proper decision making, and the right attitude to excel.

Coach Koons breaks up this video into three keys areas. Within each, he breaks down and shows numerous progressions that will help your team be dangerous in the midfield. Coach Koons provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show key technical elements for your players. Coach Koons explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the exercises:

  • The movement and supporting angles needed from supporting players.
  • Reading the play and making the proper decisions based on positioning.
  • Runs that trigger other runs in the midfield third.
  • The importance of scanning and checking your shoulder for better vision.

Turning

Koons addresses the ability to turn in a dynamic setting by demonstrating a three-man unopposed passing pattern that lays the foundation to his team's ability to turn and play forward. The emphasis in this drill is on developing a good sense of rhythm when passing and making sure the angles of support are correct. He progresses by adding additional ways to be able to turn and face up the opposition.

Watch as Coach Koons walks his team through dealing with overweighted passes and how the center middies take pace off the ball to make a successful turn and pass. Conversely, see how to deal with an underweighted pass. The benefits of proper body positioning and an awareness of the playing environment are also discussed.

Passing and Dribbling

Koons walks through a series of passing and dribbling progressions that encourage good on-ball and off-ball movement. Throughout the progressions, he encourages ball movement through an emphasis on creativity, which is supported by communication, touch quality, an understanding of run shape, and an awareness of game space.

Overlapping

Learn a great progression to work on tight overlapping runs and how the center midfielder moves and interacts within a confined area. See how Koons teaches his players the different types of runs they can make to not only create space for themselves, but also the ability to combine and find third man runners. Throughout the unopposed exercises, he continues to stress how important off the ball movement can be to rip even the most compact defenses apart in a competitive environment.

The overlapping drills build on the prior drills in this video and are a good way to tie the session together.

Although designed for the center midfielder, these drills will benefit players of any position, including goalies. Koons does a great job detailing the drills on a whiteboard and then taking it to the field. Every coach must teach their team how to skillfully play through the midfield, and Coach Koons gives you the tools to do just that - and more!

126 minutes. 2017.




Small Sided Games for Central Midfielders
with Brandon Koons,Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III Final Four; 8x Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season and 5x OAC Tournament Champions;5x OAC Coach of the Year; has earned a USSF "B" License and an NSCAA Premier DiplomaGames at the highest level are won or lost in the midfield third, and coaches are always seeking the upper hand to dominate this key area. Your midfield players must possess the technical skill to be able to expose the spaces in front, behind, and in the flanks of the opposition. Brandon Koons demonstrates a series of small-sided games he uses to build exceptional midfield players, which has made his teams an attacking threat en route to 13 conference titles. Coach Koons breaks up this video into six keys games. Within each game, he breaks down and shows numerous progressions that will help your team be dangerous in the midfield. Using in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, Koons explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the exercises: The movement and angles needed from supporting players. Reading the play and making proper decisions based on positioning to find numbers-up situations. What runs trigger other runs to penetrate going forward. The importance of scanning and checking your shoulder for better vision.TurningCenter midfielders need to practice the critical skill of turning, as well as connecting right-to-left and back-to-front. Watch as Coach Koons sets up a series of small sided games that focus on quick ball movement in a small space. These transition games teach players how to defend in a frantic environment as well as how to counterattack quickly when winning the ball. The progressions build these games up from an individual focus to a team focus to drive home the concept.Passing and DribblingSee how space manipulation within the small-sided games determines the speed and quality of passing and dribbling required for the center midfielder to control the game. These games force players to perform under controlled defensive pressure and be aware of maximizing the space available to play in. The fast and chaotic pace of these transition games forces players to be very aware of how the game develops in order to be successful.AwarenessAll of the small sided games presented by Coach Koons are excellent training methods to help develop field awareness. These games involve constant movement within a quick and ever-changing environment. In addition to building on individual skills, these games develop knowing where players are within the game and how they're impacting it. These games tie the technical, tactical, and cognitive skills of the center midfielder together.Small Sided GamesThe games presented on this video include: North, South, East, West - The emphasis in this physical and psychologically-demanding game is on developing transition. As the game progresses in numbers, the angles of support are critical to maintain possession and build. End Zone Game - This is where Coach Koons trains players to evaluate the spaces and options given to them by the defenders. It's during this game that Koons stresses which balls to play based on straight or angles runs and how important verbal and non-verbal communication can be in the midfield. Double End Zone Game - Here, Koons teaches players to play off a forward's feet and what runs can be made off of it to be dangerous. He reiterates the importance of the different types of runs his players can make to not only create space for themselves, but also the ability to combine and find third-man runners. The Mourinho Game - In this game, players are always on their toes and ready to not only take advantage of numbers-up situations, but also to delay and defend based on the coach's command. Based on what number the coach calls, certain players have to quickly change which field they are playing on to sprint and quickly assess the situation on the next field of play. Four Goal Game - Coach Koons introduces how to create numbers-up situation[...]



Developing Goalkeepers: Taking Your Game to the Next Level

with Michael Cracas,
Hiram University Head Women's Soccer Coach;
former coach at Oberlin College;
owner of Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training, LLC., USSF National "D" License, NSCAA State (Level 1) & Regional (Level 2) Goalkeeper Diplomas

In the game of soccer, the goalkeeper has to use their feet and hands to not only deny any threats from the opposition, but to support their team on the field as well.

In this video, Mike Cracas demonstrates how to put your goalkeeper through a series of drills that deal with situations they'll face throughout a game. Topics include different ways to catch a ball, how to "drop step" as a goalkeeper, agility for goalkeepers, low and high saves, and much more.

Coach Cracas breaks down this video into six main segments, providing in-depth illustrations to show how to work your goalkeepers to become technically sound and confident when game time comes.

  • Warm-Up Exercises - A series of drills that prepares goalkeepers to deal with not only proper footwork, but hand placement and agility exercises with hurdles and speed ladders in a functional, unopposed setting.
  • Handling Exercises - Includes three types of catching; diamond, basket and high contour catching.
  • "Hoop Series" - Coach Cracas uses two speed rings to force his goalkeepers to get in a set position before using the proper technique to catch the ball. The server varies the service to the goalkeeper, which allows him/her to use the three different handling catches from the previous drills. Cracas also uses "keeper cuffs" to reinforce how and where the hands of the goalkeeper need to be.
  • Reaction Drills - See five progressions and ideas that force goalkeepers to deal with the game-realistic scenarios that will force quick reaction saves.
  • Low Ball and High Ball Saves - Features five progressions and includes important information on footwork. The "drop step" is addressed in order to deal with high ball saves and how to get across the face of the goal for low ball saves on the far post.
  • Warm-up Before a Game Drill Series - "I want my keepers ready for every single possible shot they could face in the first 5 minutes." Cracas presents six ideas featuring everything from agility, high and low saves, shots, and crosses.

Coach Cracas gives you everything you need to coach your goalkeepers to play with their feet and hands. You will learn the technique, player mindset, body position, and positioning to best manage the space in front of the net.

84 minutes. 2017.




Schellas Hyndman Coaching Soccer 5-Pack
RD-05110A: with Schellas Hyndman,Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching EmeritusCounter-attack soccer has evolved into more than just a moment in a game. This new style of soccer is becoming the fundamental attack for many teams in the world. In this DVD, Schellas Hyndman focuses on how you can incorporate counter-attack soccer into your style of play.Coach Hyndman thoroughly breaks down moments of transition in a game and how your players can recognize those moments. He does a great job teaching the key elements of counter-attack and then shows, through multiple exercises, how to apply those elements to a practice session. Players will learn the different types of counter-attacks and how each helps the team.3 Types of Counter-AttackCounter-attack can be defined in many ways. It's important for players to understand the different methods to counter-attack effectively. Coach Hyndman emphasizes three methods that teams use to generate a counter attack: Running and dribbling with the ball into the opponent's area Two to three quick passes forward Long balls over the topHis progressive training activity illustrates all three of these methods. A great measure of flexibility is afforded for you to pull out the segments that make the most sense in your own circumstance.Counter-Attack Practice SegmentsCoach Hyndman moves the session along from discussing angles and pockets of where players can receive the ball to begin the counter-attack, to playing against more defenders with a different array of numbers advantages.Practice builds up to players being put in different situations where they have to make decisions on how to counter-attack. Coach Hyndman stops play to describe how players can make a sound decision in these moments. He also discusses several key elements to counter-attack such as: Immediate forward action Teammates' willingness to support Finding swift solutions to problems by looking for opportunitiesCoach Hyndman discusses the differences between a fast break and collective counter and between a solo counter and advanced counter.4v4+1 ExerciseMost of the drills in this video start from a 4v4+1 set up. Coach Hyndman brilliantly incorporates quick ball speed, immediate forward action, a minimum number of passes and fast finishing into this activity. The activity can be expanded into numerous alternate iterations such as a 3v2, 5v1 or 5v2 counter. It's useful to be able to select the counter that best suits your own team. Relying on his professional experience as a player and coach, Schellas Hyndman outlines the basis of an effective counter-attack, then illustrates the development of a counter attacking mindset. Under the high pressure of these progressive activities, your players will learn to rapidly penetrate under the pressure of a recovering defensive unit.70 minutes. 2017.RD-05110B: with Schellas Hyndman,Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching EmeritusMany teams have taken to defensive tactics of compaction and organization in their half of the field, allowing superior teams to have the bulk of the ball and possession. An organized and compact press can allow less talented teams to break down superior opponents, or allow possession-oriented teams to quickly win the ball back in their opponent's half.Using a progression of team defense practice drills, Hyndman demonstrates four practice drills for pressing your opponent that build on top of each other. He concludes with a short video dem[...]



Ian Barker's Skills and Activities for Soccer 3-Pack
RD-04934A: with Ian Barker,Director of Coaching Education, NSCAA;21 years of college soccer coaching experience at Macalester College and University of Wisconsin;served for 10 years as the director of coaching and player development for the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Ian Barker demonstrates 13 warm-up drills that allow variation and progression with economy and fluidity. Coach Barker works with men and women (separately) to model attacking, defending, transitioning and even goalkeeping activation drills. The drills emphasize a blend of technical and physical demands with team communication.Coach Barker's drills lend themselves to rapid decision-making and variability potential to suit your preferences. You'll see how to move players efficiently and intensively through single-player technical ball touches, as well as partnered work that moves up the body to thigh, chest, and head touches and on to passing line and full-team drills.Warm-Up ActivitiesThere are 11 activities in this section that will get your players up and moving. They are designed for athletes of all levels and each drill progresses into the next. The activities include: Mirror Activity - Great activities for shadowing and movement within a fun and competitive drill. You can use this as a drill to activate movement or it can be tied into training as part of 1v1 defending. Scramble - This section can be looked at as chaos with a purpose. Coach Barker uses some cues that all coaches can steal and use in their own training sessions. Knock and Move - Helps players understand how to stay onside and move wide to get into position to receive a lead pass.Keeper Warm-up - Trains the keeper's need to recognize the type of pass coming to them and handle it the proper way. A great way to get everyone involved in the warm-up. Ladder - Coach Barker uses ladder agility drills to teach multiple movements and agility while finding the ball or getting touches on the ball once athletes have changed direction. Technical Circles - This section takes all of the skills an athlete has and puts them together in different phases to get lots of touches on the ball. Partners will work in a whole-team framework. The premium placed on communication and blend of individual footwork, passing, and rapid decision-making synthesizes the fluid components of the game played at high levels.You'll see Coach Barker instruct players on points of emphasis, singling out specific player movements or decisions for praise or critique at appropriate moments. Coach Barker models and explains over 70 minutes of progressive warm-up and activation drills that work for beginning and advanced players. The wide variety of activities allows players to work their way intensively and efficiently into peak technical, physical, and psychological readiness.77 minutes. 2016.RD-04934B: with Ian Barker,Director of Coaching Education, NSCAA;21 years of college soccer coaching experience at Macalester College and University of Wisconsin;served for 10 years as the director of coaching and player development for the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) Learn how to take activities you currently use and adapt them to work on different components of the game Learn shooting drills that will increase your team's scoring opportunities Learn small sided games to improve speed of play in attacking and defending Use creative passing exercises to develop your players' soccer awarenessCurrently serving as the NSCAA's Director of Coaching Education, Ian Barker presents 10+ small group exercises that will make the good coach a better coach, and the effective coach more effective. These training exercises can be used with any age group. Building a Successful Training SessionCoach Barker lays out the traits needed to build an efficient and successful practice. Once the video moves to the field, Coach Barker provides examples of these coaching necessities. He provides the five e[...]



Jay Hoffman's Attacking Soccer 3-Pack
RD-05055A: with Jay Hoffman,Centre College Head Women's Coach; 2015 NCAA DIII Final Four;4x SAA Conference Champions (2012-15)No matter how good your team is at keeping possession and ball circulation through the thirds of the field, if you can't finish, your team will suffer. With teams becoming more solid defensively in front of the goal, it's important that you teach your team to play in wide areas and finish from these areas as well.Using in-depth illustrations - both on a white board and on the field - Jay Hoffman shows you several small-sided games to train your team to create and finish from both central and wide areas. This DVD explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the games: Placement vs. Power Framing the goal from the supporting attacker and third man runners The attitude needed to finish Types of service from wide areas and the finishing needed for those ballsSix Exercises for Crossing and FinishingCoach Hoffman provides a step-by-step guide to the main activities he uses at Centre College to improve the tactical and technical nuances of scoring.He begins with a two man unopposed finishing pattern that lays the foundation to his team's ability to finish and frame the goal - while incorporating conditioning as well. The emphasis is on players developing a quick combination before going to goal, and the importance of framing the goal from the supporting player. After the combination, it's important to make the proper decision based on the type of ball received and the angle of the goalkeeper.The second segment progresses to a two player horizontal finishing exercise with pressure. Here, Coach Hoffman puts his players in a more realistic game scenario, going to goal in a 1v1 with the goalkeeper. After the 1v1, he takes away the pressure and adds a supporting player, who must overlap and make it 2v0 going to goal with the goalkeeper. It's during this game that Coach Hoffman forces his players to have a shot or slot it across the goal for the supporting player, based on the quality of ball.Next comes four line shooting with a target player. This is an excellent unopposed technical game working on a player's first touch through various types of balls, finishing, through balls, and also forces players to frame the goal.The fourth exercise is the 4v4 Take Back Soccer drill. This 3v3 game in the middle forces teams to find their fourth player, who is a target player, and then quickly attack the goal with pace. This small sided game does a great job of incorporating attacking, defending, finishing, transition, possession with a purpose, and counter attacking all in one.The fifth small sided game shown is an 8 vs goalkeeper and defenders drill. Coach Hoffman puts an immediate restriction on how attacking players keep possession and finish against one defender and another goalkeeper acting as the second defender. Based on the restrictions given, this should create lots of interchanging, overlapping, and creative play from the 8 attacking players.The sixth and final segment of the training exercises is an unopposed passing finishing pattern. During this pattern, Coach Hoffman teaches the importance of framing the goal and the types of services needed to be effective in front of goal. He progresses the pattern by adding an overlap as the winger cuts in, giving the option of a third man run combination. The final progression adds an attacking midfield player, leading to 5 players crossing and finishing.This video from Coach Hoffman is sure to help your team improve their finishing and crossing!"I rank this video as a 5 or one of the best I have seen addressing this important topic.ÿ I took some of activities and used them with my High School team the night after I viewed the tape and found the players had a lot of fun (every player LOVES shooting exercises) and made improvement in their crossing and finishing. The activities are easy to set up, move [...]



Anson Dorrance Championship Soccer Series
RD-04506A: with Anson Dorrance,University of North Carolina Head Women's Soccer Coach;22 National Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships; 7x National Soccer Coach of the Year; most wins in college soccer history, distinguished member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame (2008); U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach (1986-94); head coach of the 1991 World Cup Team that won the gold medal.Legendary soccer coach Anson Dorrance shares aspects of the game that he believes make a team successful. Watch eye-opening possession drills that will improve your team's ball control. Learn how to enhance the effectiveness of team play through competitive practice games that will get athletes to push each other to improve. Small-Sided GamesWatch a series of small sided-games that can help improve teamwork on possession and first touch. These are the same concepts used by top-level players throughout the world and are key to playing championship soccer. Your players will get better at combination play and one-touch passing when they practice these drills daily. System PlaySee how to help your players work together as a team while playing in a specific system, and help keep your team's shape. Understanding system language and openly communicating are key aspects of this segment. Learn how one-word commands like "shift," "side-on," "drop" and "step," which are essentials to Coach Dorrance's vocabulary, can help your players organize the team's fundamental defensive shape out of a back three or a back four. Competitive ExercisesThe DVD concludes with a series of competitive exercises for players. Coach Dorrance uses these drills as a way for players to compete for playing time and starting positions. These exercises have the added benefit of improving each player's aerobic capacity and stamina.Get your players on the same page with possession-based drills that can frustrate the opponent's defense. 79 minutes. 2014.RD-04506B: with Anson Dorrance,University of North Carolina Head Women's Soccer Coach;22 National Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships; 7x National Soccer Coach of the Year; most wins in college soccer history, distinguished member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame (2008); U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach (1986-94); head coach of the 1991 World Cup Team that won the gold medal.For the first time ever, Hall of Fame Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance allows cameras inside his program as he breaks down every component of the two systems most often used at UNC: the 1-4-2-3-1 and the 1-3-4-3. Using a combination of magnet board instruction, game footage and practice footage, Coach Dorrance gives a detailed explanation of both systems, so you can decide which one works best for your team.1-3-4-3 vs. 1-4-2-3-1Coach Dorrance gives an in-depth explanation of the roles and responsibilities of each player within both systems. Learn how to create width and depth within these systems, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each one. See what happens when these two systems face off against each other, learning the pros and cons of both. Understand the essentials to running each system, and how each formation should look and operate on the field.Classroom BreakdownCoach Dorrance lets you into his locker room setting where he teaches his team the ins and outs of the two systems. Watch as Coach Dorrance discusses each formation with his team, helping them understand how players work together and individually. He breaks down the offensive and defensive aspects of the systems. The discussion in this segment is accompanied by game footage that highlights the topics being presented. On-Field DemonstrationGet a firsthand look at how these formations appear in action on the field. Coach Dorrance breaks down each system for his players and then trains them how to play within each one. You'll see pattern play that will [...]



Dave Brandt 4-Pack
RD-03317A: with Dave Brandt,Pittsburgh Riverhounds Head Coach;former US Naval Academy Head Men's Soccer Coach,All-time winningest coach in NCAA history,four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coach of the Year;6x NCAA Division III Championships at Messiah College,career winning percentage of .887Step onto the field with the NCAA's all-time winningest coach, Dave Brandt, as he leads you through game action drills and variations to build your players' skills to the maximum. Using both whiteboard diagrams and practice footage, Coach Brandt makes sure you know exactly how to effectively teach and run each drill. Brandt's drills will produce quality dribbling, passing, one-touch passing, two-touch shooting, finishing shots with precision and more. These drills will train your players to make quick and controlled decisions, which will pay off in game situations. Brandt has proven that these drills are effective for producing great results in soccer practice and in game situations.64 minutes. 2009.RD-03317B: with Dave Brandt,Pittsburgh Riverhounds Head Coach;former US Naval Academy Head Men's Soccer Coach,All-time winningest coach in NCAA history,four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coach of the Year;6x NCAA Division III Championships at Messiah College,career winning percentage of .887Join the NCAA's all-time winningest coach, Dave Brandt, as he leads you through a build-up of drills for your practices to help your players translate drill mechanics to game play. Demanding specific technical requirements of his players in each drill, Brandt shows you how to build your players' skills to the maximum. Starting with the basic "Dutch Diamond," Brandt has players work the ball around the diamond using two touches, one touch, cut backs and step over turns to reverse the ball and splits. Brandt then stretches the diamond out for his "Breaking the Line" drill where players have to receive a pass and take the ball across their body before passing off to the next location. Next, Brandt has his players work the ball around in the basic "W" pattern. He describes six different options than can be incorporated into this "W" formation including backside passes or opposite players and the give and go. Brandt includes a 5 v. 4 scrimmage game where the team works on translating the options they worked on without the defense present. Brandt has proven that these drills are effective for producing maximum results from your players.59 minutes. 2009.RD-03317C: with Dave Brandt,Pittsburgh Riverhounds Head Coach;former US Naval Academy Head Men's Soccer Coach,All-time winningest coach in NCAA history,four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Coach of the Year;6x NCAA Division III Championships at Messiah College,career winning percentage of .887The NCAA's all-time winningest coach, Dave Brandt, guides you through the philosophy that has helped him lead his teams to six NCAA Division III Championships. Sharing his building blocks for developing a championship culture, Brandt leads you through the ideas that you and your players need to for consistent success. Brandt's blocks focus on the team over the individual and having the team pursue relevance. He tells how this pursuit of excellence needs to be shown in what you and your organization do on an everyday basis. As a program, if you can have your players working towards a philosophy of perfection with every aspect of their game, they will never be satisfied by winning without perfection, and will always be striving to improve and never settle. Believing that every team can "ooze greatness and bleed excellence," Brandt teaches you in this soccer DVD how to motivate your team to aspire to greatness.50 minutes. 2009.RD-03317D: with Dave Brandt,Pittsburgh Riverhounds Head Coach;former US Naval Academy Head Men's[...]



Coaching Soccer 4-Pack
RD-04154A: with Marcus Wood, Hardin-Simmons University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III National Champions; 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year;ranks third all-time among NCAA women's soccer coaches at all levels in career winning percentage (.868); 8x American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year; 11x American Southwest Conference champions (including 10 in a row); over 230 career wins; NCAA Record 145 game conference unbeaten streak2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year Marcus Wood delivers 10 fast-paced, game-like practice drills to improve your team's ability to score goals. These exercises will increase your players' speed of play and help them better understand their positioning and their role on the field in attacking situations. These drills provide training for: Transition - Teach your players to attack with a numbers advantage. Crossing and Finishing - Train players to make quality runs and to frame the goal to improve your scoring chances. Individual Attacking - Encourage your strikers to take on their defender and finish with a quick shot on goal. Pattern Play - Choreograph options and patterns that occur as the ball leaves your keeper's hands.Coach Wood lays out the dimensions of the playing space for each activity, provides key coaching points for running them and delivers insight into how a coach can tailor them to complement their particular playing style. These activities not only provide many goal scoring opportunities, but they can also be used to train your goalkeeper. Since the drills are oriented to goal scoring they will place your keepers in situations that they will need to excel at during a game. These drills will allow your athletes to "play soccer" and to more easily transfer what they learn in practice into a game. Order now and discover creative exercises to challenge your players and energize your attack!72 minutes. 2012.RD-04154B: with Marcus Wood, Hardin-Simmons University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III National Champions; 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year;ranks third all-time among NCAA women's soccer coaches at all levels in career winning percentage (.868); 8x American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year; 11x American Southwest Conference champions (including 10 in a row); over 230 career wins; NCAA Record 145 game conference unbeaten streakAdd a ball, competition and fun to your soccer conditioning! 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year Marcus Wood demonstrates over 20 drills that will simultaneously develop technical skills and physical fitness. Wood demonstrates 19 "station drills" that can be combined to create a conditioning circuit and two additional drills that include the entire team. Each drill combines a technical component such as ball control, dribbling, shooting or passing with conditioning elements such as plyometric bounding exercises for ACL injury prevention, speed ladder exercises that improve agility and footwork, change of direction drills, sprints for aerobic conditioning, and more. Also included are drills that will get your goalkeepers involved and present them with game-like challenges. Many of the drills can be adjusted to the skill level and conditioning level of your players and to make them more competitive to increase the intensity. This kind of flexibility will also allow you to develop an effective work-to-rest ratio during fitness training to get the most out of your players.Players get bored with the same conditioning exercises over and over again. Coach Wood gives you a plethora of exercises that will change-up your normal conditioning practice and keep your players more focused and motivated.56 minutes. 2012.RD-04154C: with Marcus Wood, Hardin-Simmons University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III National Champions; 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year;ranks third all-time a[...]



Attacking Goalkeeping: Drills, Techniques and Tactics
with Chris Ducar,
University of North Carolina Women's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach,
part of the UNC coaching staff for 10 NCAA Championship titles, national clinician for the U.S. Youth Soccer Association, member of the Olympic Development Program Staff

Chris Ducar invites you into training sessions with the goalkeepers of the North Carolina women's soccer program. Watch and learn from coach whose program is one of the country's best, year in and year out!

Effective Drills and Technical Skills
The instruction begins with warm-up activities that encourage proper position and focus. Coach Ducar then explains the concept of attacking goal keeping and also provides various drills that emphasize ball control, positioning, diving, defending breakaways, back passes, crosses, decision making and save techniques. Coach Ducar's instruction is accompanied by demonstrations from UNC goalkeepers. Give your keepers the tools necessary to stop breakaway shots as well as long-range shots that can be a rebound goal if not properly handled.

Ducar believes that keepers should work on making saves without gloves. These exercises provided in this DVD will teach your goalies how to get a better feel for the ball and how to improve their hand placement for solid, consistent saves.

Many of the drills in this DVD are done in progression, which allows keepers to build their skills one step at a time. Some of the drills are presented with multiple camera angles, giving a complete picture of the techniques used.

Practice Games
Add more fun and energy to your practices with competitive exercises that promote hard work and build confidence in making saves. These games help keepers achieve the best angle possible to close down on space and prevent the attacker from scoring. Help your athletes become better at reacting to ground passes, crosses and shots in the game segments. Your keepers will learn how to react to plays they might face in game situations.

Game Film
Coach Ducar wraps things up with film footage that highlights exercises used in live game situations! You'll gain a better understanding of how these drills are used and why it's important that goalkeepers practice these specific techniques daily.

Give your keepers the confidence they need to make great saves and provide excellent distribution to their teammates. Increase your chances of more clean shots with this exceptional goalkeeper training DVD.

107 minutes. 2014.




Breaking the Last Line of the Defense
with Jay Hoffman,Centre College Head Women's Coach; 2015 NCAA DIII Final Four;4x SAA Conference Champions (2012-15)One of the top tactical trends in Europe is breaking the last line of defense and the different ways a team can achieve this. In this video, Jay Hoffman demonstrates how he teaches his team to break the lines and the techniques that have made his team an attacking threat. These tactics have given his team back to back NCAA Final Four and Elite Eight appearances. Coach Hoffman shows you how important it is to have the correct team shape, timing of runs, proper decision-making and the right attitude toward breaking the lines. He provides in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, to show these different ideas on how to break the lines. He explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the games: Good communication before you pass the ball Vertical, lateral & "C" cup runs by the high target player Runs that trigger other runs going into the final third Getting players to the correct foot, which will lay the foundation to break the linesMastering the Tactic of Breaking LinesHoffman has specific instructions to apply to your training sessions. All five of these training instructions can be applied in different aspects of the game. Three Step Rule - This rule encourages getting away after making a pass to create spaceLeave and Replace - Leave a space to create spacePlay Faster but Keep Possession - One touch is the fastest way, but, it's not always the best way to playPass the Ball Where the Defender is Not - Look for the open foot or side away from the defender to help retain possessionPlay the Player that is Moving - Don't go for the "home run" ball when it isn't onPractice SegmentsHoffman develops a fluid session that encourages players to constantly think about how to get behind the line of defense. One of the things he does well is create exercises that reflect the true speed of the game. His progressions within each exercise are meaningful and his restrictions challenge players to try different ways to break in behind the last line of defense.He begins with a three-man unopposed passing pattern that lays the foundation to his team's ability to break the line. The emphasis in this drill is that the players develop a good sense of rhythm when passing, the decision-making based on which foot the player receives with, and how to play based on the type of pressure the player has on their back.The second progression is a 4v1 small sided game. This is where he trains his players to play using the correct shape, runs and decision-making to be able to break the line. Hoffman demonstrates two progressions within the 4v1 that help drive the point home with the type of runs needed to be dangerous. After the 4v1, he adds more pressure to make it 4v2, 4v3 and 4v4. During these games, the focus changes more to the decision-making based on the defender's positioning and implementing Hoffman's five training principles.The third segment features a 4v4 game using all three thirds of the field. It's here the players try and keep possession in the middle third to be able to find that entry ball in the opponent's final third. This small-sided game does a great job of getting your players to make the correct runs off the ball to be dangerous. After players grasp playing in the thirds, they play a normal game to find the solutions within the game. Every coach must teach their team how to break down opposition lines - Coach Hoffman does that, and more, in this innovative video!57 minutes. 2016[...]



Jason Sisneros Coaching Youth Soccer Series
YRD-04592A: with Jason Sisneros,University of North Carolina Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and Director of Match Analysis;2012 National Champions (and 22 National Collegiate Championships);youth soccer coach for 17+ years - has led youth teams to state and regional titles; NSCAA Premier DiplomaNorth Carolina Assistant Coach Jason Sisneros provides an overview of fundamental themes and principles for organizing youth practices over the course of a season. He calls on his 17 years of youth coaching experience to highlight the importance of technical assessment and data gathering, and discusses specific mental training concepts in addition to the importance of getting player and family buy-in to your program. PLANNING YOUR SEASONCoach Sisneros introduces seven components to consider in planning your team's practices for a season, including the establishment of team principles; the evaluation, training, and assessment of technical ability; and the introduction of tactical concepts, among others. These suggestions will help the coach stay focused on his vision for the players' individual improvement and their improvement as a teamTECHNICAL ASSESSMENTCoach Sisneros stresses the importance of technical assessment and data gathering, focusing on age-appropriate technical skills and the importance of re-evaluation and adaptation based on the season's progression and player performance in games.MENTAL TRAINING and COMMUNICATIONDiscover several specific techniques to train the mental game of your players and help them visualize key components of performance. Coach Sisneros highlights the importance of communication between coach and player, coach and families, and players in talking to themselves.Coach Sisneros's detailed analysis of how to establish fundamental principles for your team, follow through with technical skills over the course of a season, and train mental and communication development of players and teams will help youth coaches at all levels.49 minutes. 2014.YRD-04592B: with Jason Sisneros,University of North Carolina Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and Director of Match Analysis;2012 National Champions (and 22 National Collegiate Championships);youth soccer coach for 17+ years - has led youth teams to state and regional titles; NSCAA Premier DiplomaThe overall goal of Jason Sisneros' presentation is to use the soccer ball to enhance fitness levels. The drills designed to meet this goal can be done individually, as partners or by the entire team. Players learn how to maximize their touches on the ball as a way to both improve their level of play and meet fitness goals. These drills have played a part in Sisneros' success as a youth coach.Line DrillsCoach Sisneros uses line drills for multiple repetitions and fitness enhancement. Being light on your feet and using proper body work is a point of instruction in this area. Step-overs, ball hops and scissor moves are the fundamentals of good footwork and a short work-to-rest ratio. Turning SeriesLearn how to utilize large spaces for multiple touches and repetitions. Turns, chops, scissors and turning-on-the-move are important elements of good soccer technique. The addition of the passing technique also keeps players on the move. Gator Game SeriesThis series helps coaches incorporate conditioning into their possession and transition work in practice. Multiple aspects of technique, passing and receiving and keeping the ball are covered. Three Team Possession SeriesThis fast-paced transition game keeps the ball moving and challenges players to maintain possession in game-like situations .Gauntlet Game SeriesThis 1v1 game requires an attacker to beat multiple defenders using technical skills. This game builds combativeness into your attackers and defend[...]



Brian McMahon's Goal Scoring 3-Pack
RD-05023A: with Brian McMahon,Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach;2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching levelOne of the biggest tactical dilemmas is creating numerical superiority when attacking. One of the best ways of doing this is to switch the point of attack.Through a series of exercises, Brian McMahon demonstrates how he teaches his players to switch play and create a numbers up advantage through multi-gate switching games. He shows a clear progression that will help your team switch the point of attack quickly to gain numbers up throughout the pitch. Coach McMahon provides in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, to show how to use the switch, starting from unopposed to full-sided games. You will learn how to properly warm up your team and how to teach your players the correct body position to switch. He also discusses when to attack with pace and when to slow it down and be patient. Warm-UpThe emphasis in Coach McMahon's United Warm Up is to prepare players for the physical load of the session. Some of the areas he covers include dynamic movements, static stretching, speed ladder and SAQ (speed, agility and quickness). Channel Game The Channel Game is a 5v5v5 small sided game that forces the team in possession to move the ball quickly and switch the play by manipulating the field. This is an excellent exercise to start right after a warm-up to get your players focused on switching the ball quickly. Four Gates GameThe Four Gates Game is a dynamic drill that keeps your players sharp and focused. It starts out as a 4v4 game, but can increase into a 7v4 based on how quickly your team can keep possession and switch the point of attack. This small sided game creates many opportunities for players to train on switching and on-field awareness.Six Gates GameCoach McMahon puts everything together in a 6v6 small sided game. He demonstrates different progressions that incorporate all aspects of switching in a functional way.Coach McMahon creates a fun, competitive environment that allows his players to have repeated success at switching the point of attack. Throughout the video, he stresses quick play, movement off the ball, and the importance of keeping the ball on the ground. Above all, he does a good job encouraging quick play without forcing the ball, allowing the ball to be switched with greater success. 58 minutes. 2016.RD-05023B: with Brian McMahon,Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach;2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching levelThe best teams in the world are dangerous in the attack and well-organized defensively, but they also have the ability to make quick transitions. Top level teams like Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho were known for the way they used transition. Teaching a team to instinctively transition and react positively to moments of change can be challenging. Brian McMahon introduces the concept of a holistic team approach to executing transitions through innovative, progressive training exercises. Coach McMahon differentiates his training approach by incorporating an attacking, up-tempo style that has made his team an attacking threat in Division II with over 80 goals in 2015. Coach McMahon demonstrates five transition exercises that will help your team not only attack with lightning pace, but also transition q[...]



Frank Kohlenstein Coaching Soccer 2-Pack
RD-05203A: with Frank Kohlenstein,Colorado School of Mines Head Men's Coach;2015 NCAA Division II South Central Region Coach of the Year - the third time he's won the honor);7x RMAC Coach of the Year; 9x RMAC Champions (4 Tournament and 5 Regular Season titles);all-time winningest coach in Colorado School of Mines history Scoring goals is the most exciting and critical aspect of soccer. The ability to attack quickly and finish requires an aggressive pace and plenty of fitness. In this video, Colorado School of Mines' Frank Kohlenstein showcases three simple drills that do both. By keeping each drill moving and cycling players in and out quickly, he ensures players get enough touches and shooting opportunities to make for a truly effective session. By moving at a faster pace than traditional game speed, players are rewarded for playing at a high intensity, which enables them to enjoy working on their fitness. Kohlenstein provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show ideas on how to use the entire team to teach fitness via finishing. You'll learn to set up and teach each drill, while gaining a better understanding of how it can help players quickly improve their endurance and tactical awareness. Kohlenstein explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the games: Movement off the ball to create the spaces needed to be dangerous in the attacking third. Having a sense of urgency in transition is critical in the modern game The technical aspects of finishing in and around the 18 yard box How the use of 1-2 touch, combination play, and speed of play can be vital when going to goal to finish 3v2, 2v1In the 3v2, 2v1 drill, Kohlenstein places a premium on teaching players to exploit defenses and create numerical advantages by counter-attacking quickly. In this series, fitness is achieved through fast offensive and defensive transitions, as well as the continuous pace of play from each restart. To sharpen his players' tactical awareness, Kohlenstein instructs them on how to isolate defenders and create numerical advantages quickly, making it easier to play with pace and score.Crossing and FinishingThis competitive game has plenty of hidden fitness in it and works on finishing from a crossed ball. Kohlenstein teaches players how to frame the goal and bend runs to coordinate their timing, giving the crosser a chance to deliver the perfect pass. In this 4v1 opposed crossing & finishing game, the players must address multiple situations that a team faces in the final third. Finishing, technique, runs in the box, and transitions are just a few areas covered in this dynamic game that incorporates finishing from central and wide areas. This is an excellent exercise for not only your field players getting repetition after repetition, but also works your goalkeepers in a fast-paced, high-tempo drill.2v2 PlayKohlenstein plays two games of 2v2 simultaneously on the same net. This game creates many opportunities for field players to finish and trains different combinations to break down compact defenses in the final third. In the 2v2 game, players try to attack or counter quickly, creating numerical advantages and better opportunities to score. By playing two games within the same field at the same time, it creates a chaotic environment that forces athletes to communicate and think quickly. Goalies must read the most dangerous situation and react while players must be aware of possession options and when an open goal presents itself for the quick finish.No need to block off additional practice time for fitness training! Learn how to incorporate both fitness and finishing in a dynamic, game-like environment courtesy of Coach Kohle[...]



Advantages of the 1-3-4-3 and the 1-4-2-3-1 Systems
with Anson Dorrance,
University of North Carolina Head Women's Soccer Coach;
22 National Collegiate Championships, 20 ACC Tournament Championships; 7x National Soccer Coach of the Year; most wins in college soccer history, distinguished member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame (2008); U.S. Women's National Team Head Coach (1986-94); head coach of the 1991 World Cup Team that won the gold medal.

For the first time ever, Hall of Fame Soccer Coach Anson Dorrance allows cameras inside his program as he breaks down every component of the two systems most often used at UNC: the 1-4-2-3-1 and the 1-3-4-3. Using a combination of magnet board instruction, game footage and practice footage, Coach Dorrance gives a detailed explanation of both systems, so you can decide which one works best for your team.

1-3-4-3 vs. 1-4-2-3-1
Coach Dorrance gives an in-depth explanation of the roles and responsibilities of each player within both systems. Learn how to create width and depth within these systems, and understand the strengths and weaknesses of each one. See what happens when these two systems face off against each other, learning the pros and cons of both. Understand the essentials to running each system, and how each formation should look and operate on the field.

Classroom Breakdown
Coach Dorrance lets you into his locker room setting where he teaches his team the ins and outs of the two systems. Watch as Coach Dorrance discusses each formation with his team, helping them understand how players work together and individually. He breaks down the offensive and defensive aspects of the systems. The discussion in this segment is accompanied by game footage that highlights the topics being presented.

On-Field Demonstration
Get a firsthand look at how these formations appear in action on the field. Coach Dorrance breaks down each system for his players and then trains them how to play within each one. You'll see pattern play that will allow players to gain a feel for each formation followed by various types of scrimmaging that give players the chance to compete.

Discover the most important factors for using these formations to achieve a higher level of success. Use these proven training methods to implement a system that will help you win more games in the upcoming season.

89 minutes. 2014.




The 4-2-3-1 System for Soccer 2-Pack
RD-04407A: with Marcus Wood, Hardin-Simmons University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III National Champions; 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year;ranks third all-time among NCAA women's soccer coaches at all levels in career winning percentage (.868); 8x American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year; 11x American Southwest Conference champions (including 10 in a row); over 230 career wins; NCAA Record 145 game conference unbeaten streakDevelop the key techniques and tactics needed to support a reliable system of play.Defensively, it allows you to stay organized and compact. Offensively, it allows you to keep numbers around the ball and maintain possession. Because it provides defensive stability while still allowing your team to attack aggressively, the 4-2-3-1 is widely used throughout the word. Top-level clubs like Barcelona rely on this system to consistently dominate their opposition . Using bulleted coaching points, game footage, tactical chalkboard study and in-depth analysis, Coach Wood breaks down each vital component of successful soccer play using the 4-2-3-1 system. Key coaching points include: training players to recognize the proper visual cues defensively and offensively showing players how to choose the best type of run on the attack developing player skills appropriate for each positionCoach Wood pays special attention to each required skill and shows them in action through game play. All 11 positions are technically and tactically reviewed to help you know when and how to apply the appropriate coaching points. You'll also learn how to use this information to develop player skills that are appropriate for each position, In addition to the wealth of knowledge and detail provided by Wood, all coaching points and techniques are displayed in a format that will allow you to share the information with your players. The 4-2-3-1 system may sound complex, but with Coach Wood's tips and tactics you and your players will be able to play in this formation with confidence. 73 minutes. 2013.RD-04407B: with Marcus Wood, Hardin-Simmons University Head Women's Soccer Coach;2010 NCAA D-III National Champions; 2010 NSCA National Coach of the Year;ranks third all-time among NCAA women's soccer coaches at all levels in career winning percentage (.868); 8x American Southwest Conference Coach of the Year; 11x American Southwest Conference champions (including 10 in a row); over 230 career wins; NCAA Record 145 game conference unbeaten streakA difficult match-up for the 4-2-3-1 is the 3-5-2 strategy. Because of its tactical fluidity, the 3-5-2 can cause problems for teams unprepared to adapt to its many looks. The 3-5-2 can quickly transform from an Italian-style catenaccio into a numbers-up attack, confusing opponents. Tactical differences make the 3-5-2 especially difficult for the 4-2-3-1 to manage and overcome. NCAA championship coach Marcus Wood provides you with the know-how to make sure your team won't get caught on the transition against the 3-5-2. Using whiteboard tactics and match-day analysis, Coach Wood breaks apart the key components of the 3-5-2, its advantages and weaknesses, and how to attack its vulnerabilities. All of the key technical and tactical coaching points are highlighted, including: identifying cues that will help your team exploit the opposing defense changing the point of attack to find penetrating passes using your outside backs to get numerical advantage in the final third exploiting the spaces behind the defense and in the flanks training your outside backs to make good tactical decisions In addition, you'll see game footage of the formations as they[...]



Jay Entlich Coaching Soccer 4-Pack
RD-05024A: with Jay Entlich,Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference ChampsJay Entlich shows you how to incorporate the 3-5-2 system of play into your program. He breaks the system down into three phases and explains each in detail before taking the field for a live practice. You'll learn how to position players based on defensive pressure on the ball. These tactics will give your team options no matter what situation or position they're in.Throughout Coach Entlich's 3-5-2 practice session, he keeps 22 players participating in the game for the entire practice. He uses "in-game" coaching points to teach individuals and also stops play occasionally to make team tactical points.Phase I - Getting used to the System of Play for a 3-5-2Phase I is an unopposed phase, which allows your players to get used to the nuances of positional reads as the game develops. Coach Entlich makes coaching points during play as well as stop action rehearsals as players get used to how they fit in the system.Phase II - Adds opposition and forces players to think and make decisions on the flyPhase II adds opposition playing in the same formation, but with an adjustment in the midfield that gives you two options on how to play the system. One style is more aggressive, using two attacking central midfielders.The other style is more defensive, using two defending central midfielders.Coach Entlich sets up an activity that helps bring out individual positional play and descriptions so all players can understand their roles and those of their teammates.Phase III - The real game!Phase III advances to two teams with goalkeepers in a real game, but with a modification to emphasize the key advantages to using the 3-5-2 system of play. Coach Entlich has players work on playing through the center of the field so when one team is in possession, the other team must have two of their center mids kneel down. This creates an advantage and promotes success in the attack. Your players will absorb and adapt to the formation while being totally engaged in playing the real game.This video is a complete dissection of the 3-5-2 style of play and a step-by-step method to incorporate it into your program. Your team will learn the expected runs of all supporting players, how to make decisions on the fly, combining to beat defenders and how to place the ball into dangerous areas.68 minutes. 2016.RD-05024B: with Jay Entlich,Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference ChampsAttacking soccer means successful soccer in today's game. Teams that attack effectively and as a unit present a constant problem for their opponents. Teaching players to attack as a team is a priority for every coach. In a high-octane training session, Jay Entlich demonstrates how to develop the skills necessary to get your players to attack as a team. He uses four phases to build his players' repertoire of offensive attacking strategies. In a progression from small group to full field, Coach Entlich's attacking phases promote opportunities to advance the ball utilizing counterattacks, overlapping, combination play, and number advantages.Coach Entlich makes it easy to follow his training session by thoroughly explaining each activity before taking it onto the field with his players. Phase 1: 3-2-1 Small-Sided GameCoach Entlich use[...]



Soccer Conditioning & Fitness via Warm-Up Drills, Small-Sided Games, & Cool-Down Drills

with Jay Entlich,
Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 11 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15),
4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 13x Conference Champs

Fitness is critical to success in soccer. However, between teaching technique and tactics, it's often difficult to find the time to get athletes into shape. That's where on-the-ball fitness training can be most effective.

In this video, Jay Entlich presents drills and training progressions that will enable your athletes to build fitness while also developing technique and tactical awareness. Coach Entlich's activities condition players to deal with soccer-specific situations on the basis of what's required in a given match. In a match, players are required to jump and sprint for a particular purpose, such as to create separation from a defender or to clear a ball off the goal line. Entlich provides in-depth explanations on the field to show different ideas on how to disguise fitness and give your players a more productive training session.

Warm-Up Activities

During the warm-up segment, Entlich demonstrates five progressions using two players and one ball to help athletes loosen up while building foot skills. One athlete runs and volleys passes back to a server for a minute before switching to serve for recovery. After demonstrating the segment with field players, Entlich shows how the drill can easily be adapted to working with goalkeepers using position-specific drills, such as jumping and catching, to low diving.

The emphasis in these drills is to get players to develop a foundation of fitness both anaerobically and aerobically based on the distance and time of the events chosen by coaches.

Small-Sided Games

In this segment, Entlich uses 3v3 and 4v4 games that can be adapted for a variety of situations to teach transition and improve pace of play while quickly building fitness. Through a series of five games, players are required to quickly recognize opportunities and work hard in attack and recover in order to be successful as a team.

On the Ball Cool Down Drills

A well-designed cool down is an important way to close out a practice and help the body recover and prepare for the next session. In the final segment, Entlich demonstrates how you can incorporate ball work into activities like straddle hops, planks, or even push-ups to create competition while keeping contact on the ball even at the end of the practice.

This video is full of creative ways that progress the "fitness with a ball" concept from warm-ups through cool down. These drills will help you develop a highly-efficient and effective practice that will push your players to perform at their best without having to "run." Perform better later in the game by incorporating these drills from Coach Entlich!

79 minutes. 2017.




Team Defense Pressure Drills: Forcing Opponents into Poor Decisions

with Schellas Hyndman,
Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;
former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;
former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus

Many teams have taken to defensive tactics of compaction and organization in their half of the field, allowing superior teams to have the bulk of the ball and possession. An organized and compact press can allow less talented teams to break down superior opponents, or allow possession-oriented teams to quickly win the ball back in their opponent's half.

Using a progression of team defense practice drills, Hyndman demonstrates four practice drills for pressing your opponent that build on top of each other. He concludes with a short video demonstration to reinforce the ideas taught.

Pressing Drills

Learn how to teach your players to have a two-way mentality and quickly go from offense to defense in order to win the ball back quickly. Coach Hyndman teaches the team philosophy of pressing quickly and with numbers in order to be effective. You'll see:

  • 6v3 - A passing exercise used to teach your team to trap effectively and to see the field
  • 6v6 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an environment where the defensive team can practice their pressing
  • 7v7 Game-Like Pressing - Improves individual defending
  • 11v11 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an opportunity to have a real life game situation with limitations on the offense
  • Game Film - Coach Hyndman brings you into the classroom and breaks down film on pressing

Practice Segment

With his 6v3 practice segment, Coach Hyndman begins to reinforce the mentality needed to be an effective high press team. He explains the importance of teaching your players to recognize when and how to press in order to be most effective at winning the ball back from your opponents.

Coach Hyndman begins by using slides to give you visuals and then takes you to the field where you learn the importance of:

  • Having the mentality to attack with and without the ball
  • Physical conditioning to be equal to the demand of the press
  • Pressing using angles of pressure and positions of supporting players
  • Having key individuals to lead the press

You then have the opportunity to see the drill live and hear comments from Coach Hyndman.

Coach Hyndman gives you a lot of material to look over in this video. You'll be able to use the included content at practices as individual drills or as a progression for pressing.

61 minutes. 2017.




Combination Play and Finishing Exercises on Goal
with Brian McMahon,
Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching level

One of the hardest skills in the game of soccer is finishing. Brian McMahon shows you how to teach finishing and how he's turned his team into an attacking threat. In 2015, Palm Beach Atlantic scored 84 goals and led the NCAA D-II in goals per game.

You'll learn how to teach finishing using games that incorporate the whole team in functional examples. The teaching points Coach McMahon emphasizes during the games include:

  • Movement off the ball to create the spaces needed to be dangerous in the attacking 3rd
  • Placement vs Power in certain areas of the field
  • The technical aspects of finishing in and around the 18 yard box
  • How the use of 1-2 touch, combination play and speed of play can be vital when going to the goal to finish

Coach McMahon goes beyond simply showing you how to finish. He also shows you how to build up to goal scoring opportunities. You'll learn the technique for finishing in terms of placement vs power and the proper runs that need to be made in the box when attacking the goal. Coach McMahon's drills incorporate the whole team - not just forwards/strikers. He teaches how combination play and speed of play can help you gain an extra advantage when finishing. Drills include:

  • Wine Glass - The emphasis in this particular drill is to help players develop a sense of rhythm in quick combination play. Within the exercise, Coach McMahon shows five progressions and demonstrates how to use quick combination play to release players to finish on goal.
  • Progressions - Coach McMahon demonstrates various patterns to use in a functional/positional setting and using third man combinations to go to goal. This passing pattern drill creates opportunities for field players to finish and train different combinations to break down compact defenses in the final third.
  • Forward Check Game - Coach McMahon puts everything together in this small-sided game. He shows four progressions that incorporate all the areas he covered earlier in the video. He shows 3v1, 4v2, 5v3 and other variations to play off your high target player and how to attack going forward in the final third.

Coach McMahon provides in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, that will help you create an attack that will strike fear into your opponents!

"What I like most about this video from Coach McMahon is that he shows how he builds from passing pattern combinations to finishing to goal using the WHOLE team instead of just a few forwards on your team." - Customer Review

61 minutes. 2016.




Schellas Hyndman's 4-4-2 3-Pack
RD-02457A: with Schellas Hyndman, NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach;2010 MLS Coach of the Year;former Southern Methodist University Head Men's Soccer Coach, led SMU to three NCAA Division I College Cups;fourth on the all-time win list of NCAA Division I Soccer Coaches NSCAA Coach of the Year (1981);7x NSCAA/Adidas Regional "Coach of the Year,"Since taking over the Southern Methodist University soccer program in 1984, Schellas Hyndman has produced a winning season each year by utilizing the 4-4-2 system of play! In this DVD, Coach Hyndman explains three critical functions to all systems of play: the Attacking Phase, the Build Up Phase and the Defensive Phase. He demonstrates the intricate details of the 4-4-2 system of play by using innovative, computer-generated animation to give the viewer detailed illustrations of how the system is properly executed. Hyndman shows how to efficiently use the 4-4-2 in different areas of the field including the back four, middle four and the attacking part of the field. Hyndman creates a game-like situation to explain how to use the 4-4-2 both offensively and defensively. In the Attacking Phase, he diagrams how to progressively move the ball forward, how to attack the midfielder and how to keep your team equally balanced. Going the other way, Hyndman shows how to keep defensive pressure on the ball, communicate, maintain balance, force players down the flank, deny penetration and deny space. Hyndman also gives his expert advice on how to overcome the weaknesses that can occur when using the 4-4-2. This is an outstanding and in-depth overview of the 4-4-2 taught by one of the greatest coaches in the game today! 54 minutes. 2005.RD-02457B: with Schellas Hyndman, NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach;2010 MLS Coach of the Year;former Southern Methodist University Head Men's Soccer Coach, led SMU to three NCAA Division I College Cups;fourth on the all-time win list of NCAA Division I Soccer Coaches NSCAA Coach of the Year (1981);7x NSCAA/Adidas Regional "Coach of the Year,"Schellas Hyndman provides a comprehensive look at how your team can create more scoring opportunities out of this effective formation. In this DVD, Coach Hyndman teaches how to attack your opponent using this phenomenal system of play using easy to understand marker board diagrams and on field demonstrations. On the field, Hyndman shows how to improve athletes' ability to get through the midfield by dribbling, passing, changing the point of attack and swinging the ball. Beginning with a 4 v 2 offense, he gradually adds defenders creating situations that illustrate to players how to move to open space, lose defenders, communicate, have vision and focus and deliver soft passes to penetrate through the midfield. Hyndman also focuses on creating 2 v 1 situations, playing with patience and understanding player roles. Understanding this easy to learn, mirror image system of play will help your team play more effectively on both ends of the field and allow you to win more games! 65 minutes. 2005.RD-02457C: with Schellas Hyndman, NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach;2010 MLS Coach of the Year;former Southern Methodist University Head Men's Soccer Coach, led SMU to three NCAA Division I College Cups;fourth on the all-time win list of NCAA Division I Soccer Coaches NSCAA Coach of the Year (1981);7x NSCAA/Adidas Regional "Coach of the Year,"Schellas Hyndman shares the pres[...]



How to Improve Crossing and Finishing
with Jay Hoffman,Centre College Head Women's Coach; 2015 NCAA DIII Final Four;4x SAA Conference Champions (2012-15)No matter how good your team is at keeping possession and ball circulation through the thirds of the field, if you can't finish, your team will suffer. With teams becoming more solid defensively in front of the goal, it's important that you teach your team to play in wide areas and finish from these areas as well.Using in-depth illustrations - both on a white board and on the field - Jay Hoffman shows you several small-sided games to train your team to create and finish from both central and wide areas. This DVD explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the games: Placement vs. Power Framing the goal from the supporting attacker and third man runners The attitude needed to finish Types of service from wide areas and the finishing needed for those ballsSix Exercises for Crossing and FinishingCoach Hoffman provides a step-by-step guide to the main activities he uses at Centre College to improve the tactical and technical nuances of scoring.He begins with a two man unopposed finishing pattern that lays the foundation to his team's ability to finish and frame the goal - while incorporating conditioning as well. The emphasis is on players developing a quick combination before going to goal, and the importance of framing the goal from the supporting player. After the combination, it's important to make the proper decision based on the type of ball received and the angle of the goalkeeper.The second segment progresses to a two player horizontal finishing exercise with pressure. Here, Coach Hoffman puts his players in a more realistic game scenario, going to goal in a 1v1 with the goalkeeper. After the 1v1, he takes away the pressure and adds a supporting player, who must overlap and make it 2v0 going to goal with the goalkeeper. It's during this game that Coach Hoffman forces his players to have a shot or slot it across the goal for the supporting player, based on the quality of ball.Next comes four line shooting with a target player. This is an excellent unopposed technical game working on a player's first touch through various types of balls, finishing, through balls, and also forces players to frame the goal.The fourth exercise is the 4v4 Take Back Soccer drill. This 3v3 game in the middle forces teams to find their fourth player, who is a target player, and then quickly attack the goal with pace. This small sided game does a great job of incorporating attacking, defending, finishing, transition, possession with a purpose, and counter attacking all in one.The fifth small sided game shown is an 8 vs goalkeeper and defenders drill. Coach Hoffman puts an immediate restriction on how attacking players keep possession and finish against one defender and another goalkeeper acting as the second defender. Based on the restrictions given, this should create lots of interchanging, overlapping, and creative play from the 8 attacking players.The sixth and final segment of the training exercises is an unopposed passing finishing pattern. During this pattern, Coach Hoffman teaches the importance of framing the goal and the types of services needed to be effective in front of goal. He progresses the pattern by adding an overlap as the winger cuts in, giving the option of a third man run combination. The final progression adds an attacking midfield player, leading to 5 players crossing and finishing.This video from Coach Hoffman i[...]



Core Fundamentals Session for Soccer Goalkeepers
with Casey Mann, Nebraska State Soccer Association Director of Coaching

Casey Mann demonstrates a fundamental session for goalkeepers that can be adapted to any age or skill level.

From warm-up, to diving, to covering angles and more, this session will sharpen the skills your keepers need the most.

The warm-up concentrates on footwork, catching and diving. Through basic one and two touch drills, Mann focuses on planting and making good, clean contact with the feet. His drills train good habits for setting and preparing for the shot, attacking the ball and developing the catch.

His basic diving drill develops good technique for finding, driving, exploding to the ball and planting it into the ground. He combines these techniques with shots right at the goalkeeper to get the keepers comfortable seeing the ball off the foot and into the save. This fast-paced drill trains keepers to maintain good fundamental habits even when they're tired.

See drills that develop decision making, covering angles, regrouping, timing, handling rebounds and more.

Throughout the DVD, Mann passes along coaching tips to advance the drills and make them more game-like. He shows how to gradually increase the speed of your drills to work on your goalie's explosiveness while focusing on technique.

This effective session addresses such intangibles as intensity, competitiveness, decision making, fitness and more.

Give your goalies the tools they need to bring out their best and to keep the ball out of the net!

45 minutes. 2011.




Attacking from a 3-5-2 Formation
with Jay Entlich,
Columbus State University Women's Head Coach;
2015 NCAA Division II National Runner-Up, 10 straight NCAA National Tournament Appearances (2006-15), 4x Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year; 12x Conference Champs

Jay Entlich shows you how to incorporate the 3-5-2 system of play into your program. He breaks the system down into three phases and explains each in detail before taking the field for a live practice.

You'll learn how to position players based on defensive pressure on the ball. These tactics will give your team options no matter what situation or position they're in.

Throughout Coach Entlich's 3-5-2 practice session, he keeps 22 players participating in the game for the entire practice. He uses "in-game" coaching points to teach individuals and also stops play occasionally to make team tactical points.

Phase I - Getting used to the System of Play for a 3-5-2

Phase I is an unopposed phase, which allows your players to get used to the nuances of positional reads as the game develops. Coach Entlich makes coaching points during play as well as stop action rehearsals as players get used to how they fit in the system.

Phase II - Adds opposition and forces players to think and make decisions on the fly

Phase II adds opposition playing in the same formation, but with an adjustment in the midfield that gives you two options on how to play the system.

    One style is more aggressive, using two attacking central midfielders.The other style is more defensive, using two defending central midfielders.

Coach Entlich sets up an activity that helps bring out individual positional play and descriptions so all players can understand their roles and those of their teammates.

Phase III - The real game!

Phase III advances to two teams with goalkeepers in a real game, but with a modification to emphasize the key advantages to using the 3-5-2 system of play. Coach Entlich has players work on playing through the center of the field so when one team is in possession, the other team must have two of their center mids kneel down. This creates an advantage and promotes success in the attack. Your players will absorb and adapt to the formation while being totally engaged in playing the real game.

This video is a complete dissection of the 3-5-2 style of play and a step-by-step method to incorporate it into your program. Your team will learn the expected runs of all supporting players, how to make decisions on the fly, combining to beat defenders and how to place the ball into dangerous areas.

68 minutes. 2016.




Using the Midfield to Break the Last Line of Defense
with Jay Hoffman,
Centre College Head Women's Coach; 2015 NCAA DIII Final Four;
4x SAA Conference Champions (2012-15)

To be successful in the attack, you need more than just your forwards making attacking runs. You also need your midfield players to expose the space from the opposition's back line as well.

Ask Jay Hoffman for the key to his team's success and he will say the midfield. "If you win the midfield, you're going to win games," says Hoffman. This DVD will show you how Coach Hoffman trains his midfield - and how you can train yours - to break through an opponent's defense in this complete practice session.

Five Instructions for Player Development

Coach Hoffman preaches five principles to each player in his program to get them to play his desired style. Besides helping his players develop on the field, Coach Hoffman sees these instructions as vital to helping his midfield play more dangerously and be able to make passes behind the defense.

Throughout the training session, Hoffman references moving after the pass and creating space for dangerous runs. He reminds his players to play quickly, but not at the expense of losing possession. He also encourages passing to the player that is making a run and to the foot of the player away from the defender. With these principles implemented, your midfield will be more dangerous when attacking.

Teach Attacking Movements

Coach Hoffman doesn't expect his players to move effectively on a full field without first teaching them to attack in numbers in small groups. The Centre College warm-up focuses on player movement while incorporating the five instructions: the players work on splitting defenders with the pass and making overlapping runs while passing to the correct foot and moving to create space for the runs. The warm-up transitions to a 4v2 possession game, where players must maintain possession while playing as quickly as possible.

Attacking from the Midfield on the Full Field

When play transitions to the full field, Coach Hoffman shows how his three-player midfield and two outside backs must combine and connect to his three forwards to attack successfully. With the field separated into zones, the drill starts off as 5v2 in the midfield zone and 3v1 in the attacking zone. Once his players start having success, he progresses this to 5v4, 3v2 with the same concepts.

The final drill Coach Hoffman demonstrates is an 8v8 game using two-thirds of the field going to two big goals. It's here that he wants players to apply what has been taught from the small sided games into the match itself.

Coach Hoffman pushes his players to attack the goal, and he finds perfect times to stop the games to coach his players. With such a numbers advantage, the attacking team is meant to experience success; Coach Hoffman adds defenders and encourages movements between zones to make drills more challenging for his players.

Coach Hoffman is right when he says that the team that controls the midfield has the best chance of winning the game. If you want to help your midfield control the game, learn from a coach who has experienced success at the collegiate level doing just that. With this video, your midfield will soon be breaking down all opposing defenses.

63 minutes. 2016




Possession with Purpose: Turning Your Possession into a Dangerous Weapon
with Frank Kohlenstein,Colorado School of Mines Head Men's Coach;2015 NCAA Division II South Central Region Coach of the Year - the third time he's won the honor);7x RMAC Coach of the Year; 9x RMAC Champions (4 Tournament and 5 Regular Season titles);all-time winningest coach in Colorado School of Mines history Good teams can possess the ball, great ones turn possession into a dangerous weapon. Developing a quality possession game requires more than counting consecutive passes - there needs to be a directional objective. In this video, Frank Kohlenstein shows you how to implement drills and games that teach possession with a purpose, giving your team the ability to turn any offensive possession into an opportunity for attack. Coach Kohlenstein provides in-depth illustrations on a white board and on the field to show you how to design drills and activities that teach players to maintain possession. He explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the games: The movement and supporting angles needed from supporting players Runs that trigger other runs when moving the ball down the field The runs and gaps that your attacking players needs to make to penetrate6v2 E StyleAdapted from Everton Football Club, Kohlenstein demonstrates a 6v2 drill that places all players in a 12x7 yard box, divided in half by cones. This small sided game lays the basic foundation to his team's ability to keep possession and move the ball with a purpose. Players develop a good sense of rhythm when passing while making sure the angles of support are correct for the ability to "penetrate." This drill can be an effective training tool because it teaches players to patiently look for opportunities to play longer passes behind the defenders. In order to enhance the intensity of this drill, Coach Kohlenstein provides three progressions that will challenge your players throughout the session.Rado RondoThe Rado Rondo is a twist on the traditional rondo. To play with a purpose, Kohlenstein expertly uses target players on each end line and one across a mid-line within the grid to link up with the attacking team. The goal for the attacking team is to pass and move quickly, scoring by passing the ball to the target on the opposite side of the grid. By using the target players to create a numerical advantage, the offensive team can retain possession while looking for open lanes to connect the longer scoring passes. This 3v3+3 rondo is not only directional in nature, but functional because it can be adapted based on your system and style of play. The drill teaches players to combine and play off certain players to penetrate. It's during these games that Kohlenstein's focus changes more to the decision-making and supporting angle of the players off the ball. 8v8+2In the third drill, Coach Kohlenstein shows how he develops his teams to have a purpose in possession on a larger scale using this 8v8+2 small sided game. By breaking the field up in three zones, he shows a methodical way of teaching this topic based on where players are on the field. Players try to keep possession of the ball and move through the different thirds of the pitch while trying to score. Throughout the game, Kohlenstein explains the decisions players must think about when in certain thirds. Every coach must teach their team how to be dangerous in possession. Coach Kohlenstein shows you ideas[...]



Small-Sided Transition Games Progressing to Goal
with Brian McMahon,Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach;2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching levelThe best teams in the world are dangerous in the attack and well-organized defensively, but they also have the ability to make quick transitions. Top level teams like Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho were known for the way they used transition. Teaching a team to instinctively transition and react positively to moments of change can be challenging. Brian McMahon introduces the concept of a holistic team approach to executing transitions through innovative, progressive training exercises. Coach McMahon differentiates his training approach by incorporating an attacking, up-tempo style that has made his team an attacking threat in Division II with over 80 goals in 2015. Coach McMahon demonstrates five transition exercises that will help your team not only attack with lightning pace, but also transition quickly and get organized behind the ball. Coach McMahon provides in-depth illustrations, both on a white board and on the field, where techniques and tips are shared before the exercise is introduced. The exercises are simplified, which allows you to teach main points of the drill as variations are added in order to gain technical teaching opportunities. The teaching points emphasized during the exercises include: Quick speed of play and ball circulation to break teams down How to quickly organize your teams for transitional play The technical aspects to keep possession of the ball both as an individual and as a team How to defend to quickly start a counter attackThe progressive nature of Coach McMahon's training exercises enable players to pick up the principles of transition piece by piece. The activities build in a sophisticated package of concepts. Team and individual competition is expertly weaved into Coach McMahon's training approach. The activities inject an element of competition, which raises the standard of play.Exercises include: 5v2 Rondo (keep away) Drill - Incorporating the entire team in a competitive, yet dynamic environment, the Rondo Drill trains players to develop a sense of rhythm in possession and maintain a high level of speed of play to move to the next grid. Bayern Munich Drill - An unopposed passing pattern that teaches players to prepare their body to receive the ball and improve one- and two-touch passing. Coach McMahon shows four progressions to this passing pattern, which leads to a nine-pass combination for players to work on quick ball circulation, through balls and the timing of supporting runs. Transition Possessions - This small sided game keeps your players on their feet and alert to transition at a moment's notice. Coach McMahon separates his players into three teams with one team ready to quickly transition on the field from the outside. Players try to keep possession for a certain amount of passes before the defending team has to transition. Transition to Goal - Game situation drill where each team must think about which goal to defend when transitioning onto the field. This drill uses elements of previous drills to demonstrate game-like pl[...]



Soccer Conditioning Drills and Games with a Ball

with Ben Paneccasio,
Men's and Women's Performance Specialist Coach at Grand Canyon University

Soccer is a sport that demands long periods of running and long bouts of concentration on the ball no matter what age. Physically, players need speed, power, agility and quickness to be successful with the ball against an opponent.

Ben Paneccasio gives you everything you need to know to set up your own conditioning program to help get your team in shape, along with touches necessary to win. In this video, he demonstrates how to utilize the four energy zone progressions needed for players to be physically ready to play soccer at a high level.

You'll see how to combine training zones with playing zones. Each zone has different levels of fitness goals to achieve along with drills to use for the zone. This incorporates technical work with conditioning rates and gets your players to focus on technique:

  • Zone 1 - longer duration; lower pace
  • Zone 2 - medium duration; moderate intensity (aerobic power)
  • Zone 3 - shorter duration; high intensity (anaerobic power)
  • Zone 4 - short duration; maximum intensity (anaerobic endurance)

He walks you through the four energy zones step-by-step with diagrams, PowerPoints, and on-field exercises. You'll see how to go from light to maximum effort with easy to follow guidelines. Games can also be used in the progressions. You can copy Coach Paneccasio's drills or create your own using the energy zone progressions.

Coach Paneccasio gives you the ability to mix fitness and soccer without losing time just sprinting up and back on the field. The activities in this video are mentally engaging, challenging and fun. Your players won't even realize they're doing the conditioning part of practice!

55 minutes. 2017.




Complete Goalkeeper Training for Soccer
with Vern Gingerich, University of Notre Dame Men's Soccer Goalkeeper Coach,
member of the 2013 NCAA Championship coaching staff, played goalkeeper for four years at Trine University

Goalkeeper coach Vern Gingerich shares an inside look at a goalkeeper training session with the University of Notre Dame men's soccer program. Beginning with a dynamic warm-up for goalies, Gingerich offers great ways to get keepers ready to react and handle the ball.

Goalkeeping Basics
Teach your keepers how to get in position to stop any shot. Your goalkeepers will be able to make strong saves, especially when they get their body behind the ball.

Quick Reactions
The key to giving up fewer goals is to be ready at any moment for the shot. Coach Gingerich demonstrates reaction drills that build the goalie's mobility and gets them used to sprinting for a ball. These drills also develop a sense of how to make saves while looking past or through a wall of defenders.

Pull Backs
When the attackers are making a run down the field, especially from the wings, they will try to take the ball to the end line and make a pass across the box to a forward or central midfielder for a shot. This segment trains goalies become better at cutting off passes and angles on any shot taken. Keepers also learn not to cheat out too much anticipating a cross. The need to cover the near post in case of a shot from the wing is also emphasized.

Goalkeepers of all skill levels can benefit from this thorough training session. Watch your keepers become more confident in their actions and better able to make more saves. The clean sheets will add up.

58 minutes. 2014.