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Switching The Play Session – Cal State Bakersfield 2014

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Below is a pressing training session from California State University, Bakersfield, from the 2014 season. Our goals for the session were as follows: 1. Transfer the ball from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure 2. Switch the point of attack when possible. Be unpredictable in the attack! 3. Once we switch the play, can we Continue Reading...
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Defensive Transition Session – Cal State Bakersfield 2014

0 Submitted by on Tue, 17 February 2015, 02:58
Below is a pressing training session from California State University, Bakersfield, from the 2014 season. Our goals for the session were as follows: 1. Quick reactions to losing the ball. Time was not wasted identifying whether we would press or not. 2. Intensity of our work defensively would be high at all times. 3. We don’t simply chase the ball Continue Reading...
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Jurgen Klopp – Dortmund Defensive Transition Exercise

0 Submitted by on Tue, 27 August 2013, 02:29
Jurgen Klopp and his Borussia Dortmund took the Champions League by storm last season, on both sides of the ball. Although the Final against Bayern was a masterclass in speed of play and execution, it was the the 4-1 defeat of Real Madrid that really epitomized the strength of defensive system, as Klopp won the tactical battle against Jose Mourinho. Continue Reading...
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Favorite Preseason Shooting Competition

0 Submitted by on Thu, 11 July 2013, 00:42
When you mention preseason training everyone associates it with grueling endurance sessions that focus on running, running, and more running. In today’s soccer world however, preseason training does not mean you can forget about the ball and other components of the game. With rest and recovery being so important for athletes, every session is vital to extract the most from Continue Reading...
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Pep Guardiola Bayern Munich Multi-Functional Exercise

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 June 2013, 01:27
  Enthusiastic, organized, hands-on, and fully focused – it looked like business as usual for Pep Guardiola yesterday during his first session with Bayern Munich. Pre-season exercises are traditionally geared towards fitness with the ball nowhere in sight. In modern football, however, it is important that we see every element of the game included in a session at any stage Continue Reading...
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3v2 Transition Game

0 Submitted by on Fri, 15 March 2013, 15:21
  Transition is a popular theme in the modern gams, and for good reason. Transitional play tends to have much greater intensity than possession play because of directionality of the game. Players have to be aware mentally, process information quickly, and perform at a high speed if they want to be successful. Physically of course, it also hard work and Continue Reading...
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Attacking and Playing Forward

0 Submitted by on Fri, 08 March 2013, 20:39
  Below is a recent session at University of Cincinnati aimed at encouraging players to play forward ¬†and attack with speed. The session incorporates attacking with width, combination play, and overloading areas in the aim of creating goalscoring opportunities. We also added game like situations with the functional work in order to give players problems to solve in the attempt Continue Reading...
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