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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 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 [...]



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.




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 allow players to gain a feel for each formation followed by various types of scrimmaging that give players the chance to compete.Discover[...]



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.




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 fast and create many opportunities for the coach to ad[...]



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 among NCAA women's soccer coaches at all levels in career winning percentage (.868); 8x American Southwest Con[...]



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 uses limited space and numbers to instill the basic principles needed to effectively move through the three zones commonly used in team organization. He introduces a fast-paced 6v3 possession game where offensive players move from one zone to another to creative number advantages and use overlapping run[...]



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 defenders.Finishing Drills Series Placement over power is the ideal way to get quality shots on goal. This series includes two finishing drill[...]



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, Co[...]



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 lines

Mastering the Tactic of Breaking Lines

Hoffman 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 space
  • Leave and Replace - Leave a space to create space
  • Play Faster but Keep Possession - One touch is the fastest way, but, it's not always the best way to play
  • Pass the Ball Where the Defender is Not - Look for the open foot or side away from the defender to help retain possession
  • Play the Player that is Moving - Don't go for the "home run" ball when it isn't on

Practice Segments

Hoffman 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




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 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 exerci[...]



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[...]



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.




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.




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.




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 penetrate

6v2 E Style

Adapted 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 Rondo

The 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+2

In 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 for how to train your team to have a purpose when you have possession!

62 minutes. 2017.




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




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[...]



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" Lice[...]



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.




Kendall Fletcher's Soccer Moves and Drills for Youth 2-Pack
YRD-04370A: with Kendall Fletcher, former Assistant Coach at the University of Irvine;
former professional women's soccer player; member of the U-19 United States Women's National Team (2002 World Cup Champs): member of the 2007 NCAA Championship team at North Carolina; played on three ACC Championship teams at North Carolina

No training partner? No worries!

If you're serious about developing your soccer technique, professional soccer player Kendall Fletcher is here to help. Fletcher clearly and expertly demonstrates and explains the essential steps needed to master a multitude of technical skills that you can practice on your own time - at your own pace.

Included in this DVD is a wide range of exercises designed to develop a specific set of foot skills that will have the ball obeying your every command.

This video outlines basic skills that are invaluable to any player's toolbox or coach's practice session. Each skill is broken down into individual steps and is demonstrated slowly at first, and then at full speed.

Fletcher also includes a breakdown at the end of each series of drills, so players will know exactly how to replicate the moves and coaches can demonstrate them with clarity.

Her coaching points focus on:

  • Practicing correct form when executing Coerver, Cruyff and other standard moves
  • Changing directions and speed while maintaining control of the ball
  • Developing accurate placement when passing and shooting
  • Using the figure eight pattern to practice changing speed and direction

The DVD ends with an excellent series of individual scoring drills that conditions players to find the spot they aim for each time they shoot.

When it's time to play, players need to be ready for the demands of the game. Start preparing for your season today!

70 minutes. 2013.



YRD-04370B: with Kendall Fletcher, former Assistant Coach at the University of Irvine;
former professional women's soccer player; member of the U-19 United States Women's National Team (2002 World Cup Champs): member of the 2007 NCAA Championship team at North Carolina; played on three ACC Championship teams at North Carolina

Sharpen your ball skills with the help of a partner!

Professional soccer player Kendall Fletcher outlines and explains seven critical areas of play that you can practice with a teammate or training partner.

Much like the companion DVD Soccer Training on Your Own, this DVD provides loads of drills that, when practiced faithfully, can turn average players into great players.

Coach Fletcher demonstrates a logical sequence of training drills that can be shared between friends as easily as it can be employed in a full team training session.

Her key coaching points include:

  • Developing good rhythm and timing to improve performance when training
  • Focusing on proper form when passing and receiving
  • Paying attention to details when fatigue sets in
Coach Fletcher breaks down each skill and drill with explanations and demonstrations. Each sequence is practiced by players, so coaches can see how best to coach each skill.

Whether you're a player or coach, this video will help you unlock the potential superstar in any dedicated player.

69 minutes. 2013.






Developing Goalkeepers: Taking Your Game to the Next Level

with Michael Cracas,
Hiram College 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.




Indi Cowie: Learn Freestyle Soccer
with Indi Cowie, Professional Soccer Freestyler
Indi has appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America and has been featured on ESPN, AOL's "You've Got..." and the "Talented Youth of America" edition of the New York Times Magazine; performed at halftime in front of 76,000 fans during a Man Utd and Chelsea match at Old Trafford

Freestyle soccer combines sport with art. It's a way for athletes to be creative and have fun while perfecting their soccer skills. Professional Soccer Freestyler, Indi Cowie, reveals over 20 of her favorite freestyle soccer moves that you can practice and perfect.

Indi teaches and demonstrates a variety of freestyle soccer moves including stalls, catches, and juggles. These moves speed up your foot skills in a fun, challenging environment.

With Indi's in-depth explanation and progressions, you will learn the key techniques, breakdowns and tricks you need to successfully perform each move.

As a coach, you can use these concepts to keep your players engaged in practice and eager to work with the ball. Freestyle soccer dramatically improves a player's first touch. Regular soccer "juggling" and keepy-up improves control of the ball in only 2-dimensions. Freestyle soccer provides 3-dimensional ball movement and improves a player's ability to control the ball quickly from any area around their body and with any surface.

Freestyle soccer also significantly improves a player's confidence with a ball and develops a creative mind set. It also encourages players to spend time working with a ball on their own - ALL YOU NEED IS A BALL!

Have fun and push your boundaries as a soccer player while being creative and developing your first touch on the ball. See what new freestyle soccer moves you can learn and perform using this world class presentation!

58 minutes. 2015.




Attacking and Defending Out of the 4-2-3-1
with Alan Kirkup, University of Florida Assistant Coach,
former player for Manchester United FC; over 27 years coaching experience including 18 years as a head coach at the collegiate level (over 200 wins)

The 4-2-3-1 formation has become wildly popular after the powerhouse Spanish and German National Teams used it to dominate their competition throughout the 2010 World Cup. Alan Kirkup expertly combines lecture, diagramming, practice and competition footage to help you successfully implement the 4-2-3-1 system.

Once you learn the tactical nature of the 4-2-3-1, Coach Kirkup will show you the process of coaching the formation starting with position-by-position technical development, building up to small-sided games, and ultimately full-field competition. Key coaching points include:

  • building the attack through the back of the defense
  • creating 2 v 1 situations on the attack
  • making play unpredictable in the attacking third of the pitch
  • creating an understanding of the 4-2-3-1 by coaching it in a progressive method
Once all the steps of building your system are shown, a series of demanding, competitive training games are presented in-depth so that you can make the 4-2-3-1 work for you.

In addition to all the excellent coaching tips provided for you, this DVD concludes with a special segment designed to show you how to use the 4-2-3-1 to take advantage of special situations. Learn how to best use the 4-2-3-1 to win when defending a 1-0 lead or having to score when down a goal with ten minutes left.

Knowing how a system works is one thing, but coaching it to your players in a way they can understand is another. Coach Kirkup provides you with all the essential tools you will need to use this system to its fullest potential.

83 minutes. 2012.




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.




Anson Dorrance: Train Like a Champion
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 Games
Watch 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 Play
See 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 Exercises
The 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.




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 [...]



2,000 Touches to Better Soccer: Passing and Shooting Exercises
with Brandon Koons, Otterbein University Head Women's Soccer Coach;
Koons has compiled a 187-51-23 (.786) record over his 13 seasons at the helm of Otterbein women's soccer. The program made its first NCAA Final Four appearance in 2010, boasting the nation's top-ranked defense in the process with just four goals allowed in 24 matches. The team finished the 2008, 2009, and 2010 seasons ranked among the top-ten nationally.

Help the soccer player in your family train and improve - even if you have limited soccer ability or knowledge. Create a personal practice environment that promotes experimentation, creativity and encourages players to develop their individual style!

The 2,000 Touches Series provides creative ways for young players to practice on their own, with a teammate, or with a parent. The videos will inspire players who simply need guidance on what to practice.

The exercises in this video series were specially chosen because they require minimal extra equipment, if any. You will see variations of the exercises that allow parents and friends to help - even if they've never kicked a ball. Demonstrators in the series include boys and girls ranging from 8 to U18.

As you improve, you can do the exercises quicker, longer or under more pressure to challenge yourself and increase your skill level.

Passing
This series of exercises will provide you with a lot of touches on the ball. Beginning with simple two-touch passing technique, you will receive expert coaching tips and exercises that start simple and progress into first touch set ups, utilizing different foot surfaces, altering distances, reading the timing of a player's run, and playing the ball to the receiver's proper foot.

Shooting
The shooting exercises in this video focus on developing body mechanics so that players can develop the technique needed for properly striking a ball without the benefit of a goal. Included is a unique juggling drill that reinforces the proper place to strike the ball on your foot.

This is a great DVD for a parent or anyone who is unfamiliar with soccer to start learning ways they can help players improve. Coach Koons provides ideas on how someone who is unfamiliar with soccer can help a player improve.

After viewing the 2,000 Touches Series, players will have everything they need to go outside and get meaningful touches on the ball. And parents of young players will be able to create challenging exercises to help guide their young players toward improvement.

85 minutes. 2012.




Bobby Clark Championship 3-Pack
RD-04630A: with Bobby Clark, University of Notre Dame Men's Head Coach,2013 NCAA Champions - first-ever title in Notre Dame men's soccer history;2013 NSCAA Coach of the Year, 2013 ACC Coach of the Year; 2013 ACC Regular Season Champions; Clark has led the Irish to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances (2001-13)Bobby Clark, 2013 NCAA Championship Coach, provides an inside look at how his team works on defending and finishing. After a great dynamic warm-up led by Assistant Coach Greg Dalby, the presentation goes right into small-sided games in a grid that work on important offensive and defensive tactics.DefendingThis segment focuses on passing, moving and defending in grid. The 3v1 portion trains defenders to step before the pass is made, which can lead to interceptions. Defenders also learn to close down space and limit offensive passing options. In order to be successful, the offense must execute quick, decisive passing. In 4v2, defenders learn how to work as a team and to dictate the way the game is played. This helps minimize split passes and enables players to transition properly from defense to offense. Players develop the attacking skills needed to keep the defense from adjusting and pressuring the ball.The final series of games in the grid are progressions that will make offensive and defensive players more confident in a 1v1 situations. As this series progresses, you'll get tips and strategies to train your players to communicate effectively and be able to cover one another better, which can put a stop to any attack. You'll also learn how to turn numbers up or numbers down situations in your favor.Attacking & FinishingNotre Dame Associate Head Coach BJ Craig leads the finishing segment of the video. Offensive players will get better at timing their runs, attacking the pressure and using deception to engage the defender away from attacking options. These techniques eliminate off-side issues on your team.Transition GameStrategies from the previous segments come together in the transition game. See how players can be better decision makers when defending in transition. Help your players understand how to make trailing runs and support their teammates when pushing forward.This comprehensive soccer presentation covers the skills and drills for improving offensive and defensive tactics on the soccer field. Use the same concepts that helped Notre Dame Head Coach Bobby Clark lead his team to the 2013 National Championship!102 minutes. 2014.RD-04630B: with Bobby Clark, University of Notre Dame Men's Head Coach,2013 NCAA Champions - first-ever title in Notre Dame men's soccer history;2013 NSCAA Coach of the Year, 2013 ACC Coach of the Year; 2013 ACC Regular Season Champions; Clark has led the Irish to 12 NCAA Tournament appearances (2001-13)World-class soccer coach Bobby Clark shows you how to improve your team's possession time. With more time on the ball, your team creates more opportunities in the attack, and reduces opportunities for your opponent. Coach Clark diagrams drills on the whiteboard before demonstrating them on the field, providing a better learning experience for both coaches and athletes.Keep Ball Transition GridThese grid drills, which work on possessing in transition, start as a 3v1 and progress to 7v5. They can be used as warm-ups to get players working on qui[...]



Technical Skills for Soccer 4-Pack
RD-04730A: with Corbin Stone, Pleasant Valley (IA) High School Head Boys Soccer Coach;former Drake University Head Women's Soccer Coach;3x Missouri Valley Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, 4x Missouri Valley Conference Champions; Iowa Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year (1999)Being a successful coach means helping different types of players understand the basic skills and concepts involved in playing the game. Coaching Methods for Soccer provides a brief overview of the communication tools and methods required to teach various techniques and tactics in soccer. Knowing the X's and O's is only part of the battle. Understanding all the coaching points and mechanics involved with the skills and techniques of soccer is not enough to articulate and transmit that knowledge. You need to know how to expose players to your expertise. Different players and circumstances require different teaching methods. Some players respond better to seeing the technique or concept in action while others learn by hearing about it. Coach Stone highlights four basic methods to better reach your players and become a more effective and efficient coach. With each method, you get five different communication tools. Each method also features practice footage that clearly illustrates the communication tool, showing you the benefits and how to implement it.Players cannot meet your expectations if they do not understand them. The best way for your athletes to understand them is to practice; to work on the problems they are having. Simply providing solutions to the problems is not enough; players need to see, feel, hear, and practice these in environments where you are directing and managing the learning process. Several methods can be used to better teach and reach your players. When coaches can clearly, effectively and efficiently articulate their expectations and knowledge, their players are more likely to implement ideas, techniques and skills that lead to greater results and understanding. Coaches are teachers, artists and scientists. The field is their classroom, canvass and laboratory. As a coach, you cannot be a one-trick pony. This presentation offers ways for you to become a more effective communicator, demonstrator and educator on the field.47 minutes. 2015.RD-04730B: with Corbin Stone, Pleasant Valley (IA) High School Head Boys Soccer Coach;former Drake University Head Women's Soccer Coach;3x Missouri Valley Conference Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, 4x Missouri Valley Conference Champions; Iowa Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year (1999) Learn how to teach the basic concepts and principles of attacking play: counter vs. build, penetrate and maintain possession Learn how to train your team to create width and depth when attacking Learn how to dictate and adjust the rhythm of playIn the modern game of soccer, teams are using more flexible, adaptive defenses. As a result, teams must be able to attack in a variety of ways and understand the concepts involved in countering, transitioning quickly, circulating and building play, combining and making the final pass to score goals. Teams must understand specific ways to create and score goals. In this presentation, Corbin Stone covers: width and depth in attack countering on the break circulating the[...]