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High Intensity Forwards Training

0 Submitted by on Thu, 21 May 2015, 17:10
The physical component is so important for forwards in today’s game. It is not just about speed and strength however, but instead the ability to sustain high intensity work without falling victim to fatigue. Sadio Mane’s record breaking hat-trick this past weekend for Southampton was anything but ‘right place, right time’ forward play. Three goals inside two minutes and 56 Continue Reading...
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Multi-Functional Forwards Training

0 Submitted by on Thu, 14 May 2015, 17:45
The following exercise challenges forwards to finish with a variety of different techniques and angles. There is also a physical side to the exercise as the players must perform each action at maximum speed. Each forward worked for four sets before a break and recovery. We then worked on the left side with the same coaching points and set-up.   Continue Reading...
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CSU Bakersfield Positional Training – Forwards

0 Submitted by on Thu, 07 May 2015, 17:42
These are two simple but competitive exercises that combines both technical and physical demands of being a forward. Technically, they challenge the forward’s ability to get the ball out of their feet to create a shot on goal and physically, it challenges them to sustain a level of intensity for a 30 second period. Each player counts their goals and Continue Reading...
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How To Create High Intensity Training Sessions

0 Submitted by on Thu, 19 March 2015, 04:22
    As we reach the last eight teams in the Champions League, all teams share the exact same characteristics as those who reached the same stage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil; the ability to play with consistent high levels of quality, tempo, and intensity. They can press high, transition quickly, possess the ball with ease, create space Continue Reading...
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Pep Guardiola Bayern Multi-Functional Practice

0 Submitted by on Thu, 05 March 2015, 05:40
This is a multi-functional exercise from a Bayern Munich training session with Pep Guardiola. The players are split into three groups and work on two different types of exercises. One exercise is unopposed and works on game-specific movements along with a combination dribbling and shooting. The second exercise (in the middle) focuses on a simple 3v2 exercise that we have Continue Reading...
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Are We Really Coaching Decision Making?

0 Submitted by on Fri, 27 February 2015, 07:21
It has become one of the hottest topics in coaching today. Skill, speed, and power are no longer enough for success if they are not used effectively. Spanish playmaker Andres Iniesta recently said, “Speed of thought and speed of the decision making separates the best players in the world from the rest.” Watch a Champions League game and you will Continue Reading...
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Pressing Session – Cal State Bakersfield 2014

0 Submitted by on Tue, 17 February 2015, 03:13
Below is a pressing training session from California State University, Bakersfield, from the 2014 season. We had the following goals for the session: 1. How do we define effective pressure? Distances and body shape. 2. Nobody works in isolation. Help is arriving quickly – how can you use it to help? 3. Once you win possession – use it! Don’t Continue Reading...
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