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Ball Mastery/Skill Work

Individual commitment to be technically sound changes a player’s experience with the soccer ball and in turn the game of soccer truly opens up to them.  Hours and hours must be spent with just a player and a ball.  When players play in games (training, scrimmages, competitive matches) they then can use their comfort on the ball and start to solve the problems posed to them in the game – time/space/opponent – and as they work out the best solutions, genuine technical skill development takes place as well as a development of tactical acumen.  This is what makes soccer (football) The Beautiful Game.

The following links are great options to guide a player at the High School age as to what they need to be working on.  Even when you are good at them, you can always get better...

Ball Mastery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgsymJy0RJk&feature=youtu.be

Next Level Ball Mastery:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFhCXHWIp2A&t=40s

Moves to Beat an Opponent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3WEqF1NGFM

“Other” Step Overs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPvXR0lq3tM

Advanced Step Overs:

https://youtu.be/gH2aQUYH0a4

Turns / Getting Out of “Trouble”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj8DZGs1a2k&t=34s

Passing & Receiving:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gedaCw79SlY&t=41s

First Touch / Receiving Aerial Balls:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLhaq5kr_y4

Long Passing / “Pinging” a Ball:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQLM_mHIfT0

Shooting / Ball Striking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wHXqTqVPFo

Scoring Free Kicks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fmyZRCLyMI

Position Specific Information / Functional Training

As soccer players develop their skills and work on the big picture of how the team connects, creating the overall formation, and begin to fully understand the style being aimed for and the principles of play to be used, each player must truly look to fully understand and master the position(s) they will be playing in our program.  The following videos are a mix of key concepts and also key techniques and tactics to employ, and “why”.  A team relies on many pieces coming together, each doing their work effectively and efficiently.  Each player must do their job!  This combined team collective where everyone gives that extra effort truly allows for, “The whole is greater than the sum of its’ parts” (-Aristotle), and in turn the T.E.A.M. Concept is in full effect...”Together Everyone Achieves More”!!

To do your job, you must know your job, and practices the skills of your job.  Training in your position, that has a focus on both the Technical Application of Technique and the Tactical Application of Technique, that allows for a player to experience multiple looks at, and reps of, situations and skills needed to deal with taking care of your job in that position, is known as Functional Training.

Goalkeepers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBwLtdfQotU&t=43s In-Game Positioning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHvDOLt1AXs Positioning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCaFBv5Su0 Footwork

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFygClTVYHI&t=157s More Footwork

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqFptILQJc Angles (I know this is not a “soccer” video, but the diagrams are excellent)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS_rYcL97_w Handling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61H2x_-JXeg Shot Stopping

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu97TjiPtlU Shot Blocking (ladies)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV9UrvCAFiY One on Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNpu0ep_mlY&t=75s More One on Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ58nsMTiUY Dealing With Crosses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WubDA5GCVSM Positioning at Corners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kR2WQzaI3M Setting Up a Defensive Wall against Free Kicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjq9YAkWcK4 Distribution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0KX9lNdo70&list=RDQM3OHv_NpGgy0&start_radio=1 Goal Kicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrf-KKU064 Petr Cech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMw7FlY2yRY&t=44s Joe Hart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeUCLc27z8U&t=19s Hope Solo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W7LbFwDjPU Hope Solo Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljrf-KKU064&t=27s Petr Cech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp-i0IOyFRQ Peter Schmeichel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lN2faAZexw Peter Schmeichel vs. Oliver Khan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxa5ZYeNdI Buffon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY_UdhMH5a8&t=40s Manuel Neuer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pMOqJM-t8M&t=31s Manuel Neuer Training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zZ_35k3gjA David DeGea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORdgA0pGJEo Saves, Saves, Saves!

 

Center Backs:

https://youtu.be/oWCzDtX8wTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKvOeik6ek&list=RDQMNFql658S7Eo&start_radio=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fKvOeik6ek&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD33IGOZ68U&t=12s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5vwHyfnqw8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgubRBllM_4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_05ZHjwM6K8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXYXzzVL9cI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCwqj6F7uqI

Outside Backs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnl4zYVWmx4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VToV_WeeTNE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2a_dJ_YnyI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKMkqXCMtnw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ9ukrQnYJ4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DQPcxO6Tx0

Defending 1 vs 1:

https://youtu.be/-hZJ1CADebQ

Defending fast players:

https://youtu.be/t4hyW_35O6k

How to build out of the back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK6cH9BEmS8

Three at the Back:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlRXmjd95cM

 

Center Midfielders:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmaVoW7sV_M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AguSHo3CRwg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAw6K-yDAqg

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=debruyne Debruyne

Holding / Defensive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Kwovy2gws Busquets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHwziKZmOAI Busquets 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dpXHQZ-9-o N’golo Kante

 

Attacking Center Mids (#10’s) / Link-Up Forwards (“False 9’s):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRCzI8GgI0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNV7c0M9sdg Messi, highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUFcP2DXfn4 Messi, key elements of his game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRgBKPQw3JU Cantona

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAm-iBZ17PQ Ronaldinho

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE9YrZSCxQg Zidane & Bergkamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35WgNkXbEcs Bergkamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHKQRPSJKWM Hazard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSPxyrnPD-s Lieke Martens (female)

 

Wingers:

https://youtu.be/hVEy8hyw5Es

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVEy8hyw5Es&t=2s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrRcaifk-y0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UfNC4mu5qk&list=RDQMnlLWNjRJWs4&start_radio=1 Ronaldo – multiple videos

 

Forwards / Strikers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5KfvfPpNp0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK3sWlra4GQ&t=32s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_vkskd9qcw Henry

Getting In-Behind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdvVAwNH7QY&t=8s

Creating Space / Losing Your Marker in the Box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L585HU1F3x0&t=69s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyWvUxL9_r4&t=90s

Scoring More Goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6rll8v9JSk&t=4s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Xz5OVps4c

Goals, Goals, Goals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKOTKHtbM54&t=64s

Tactical/Decision Making & Reasons for Formations/Style

The more a player watches the game, reads about the game, thinks about the game, engaging in “problems”/challenges/situations the game and the opponents present, the better the soccer player they will become.  So much of this Beautiful Game is played in the head and speed of thought is right up there with speed of action, and in fact, is probably even more important.  “Everything is for a reason!”, or at least it should be for a soccer player.  The more a player learns about soccer the more they want to learn, it is infectious!

 

A website that is spot on with it’s breakdown of tactics/styles of play/ideas/principles of the game – “Spielverlagerung”. 

Working on this site is Adin Osmanbasic who is an analyst I am a big fan of.  You can find his work on YouTube as well  (search his name):

https://spielverlagerung.com/

Two more great tactical websites:

Zonalmarking.net

Thefalse9.com

Positional Play – this article with pictures/diagrams and short annotated videos is a fantastic look/feel of many of the principles of play we will look to employ on a regular basis:

https://www.esdfanalysis.com/match-analysis/general-concepts-positional-play/

USWNT Team Set-Up info (this was a year after reclaiming the World Cup title where the coaching staff revitalised the team when they were struggling/going a bit stale):

http://americansoccernow.com/articles/tactical-analysis-how-the-u-s-women-find-balance

FIFA 2018 Men’s World Cup Technical Report – this is a great write up with some nice videos embedded in it:

https://resources.fifa.com/image/upload/2018-fifa-world-cup-russia-technical-study-group-report.pdf?cloudid=arwwufph1xhdgiqtc9mk