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Cover: passing patterns, transition games & finishing games
Passing Patterns, Transition Games & Finishing Games

with Alan Yost, Capital University Head Men's Soccer Coach;
coached Capital to their first NCAA Tournament victory in school history (2017);
NSCAA Premier Diploma holder (highest diploma offered through the NSCAA); associate staff coach for the NSCAA;

In this video, Alan Yost works his team through a series of passing patterns, each of which incorporate a number of progressions. The session evolves into a number of small-sided games which add transitional play and build on the passing patterns that Coach Yost covers earlier in the video. Finally, Yost finishes by working on creating finishing opportunities through ball movement and transition play.

Passing Patterns

Through a series of three passing patterns, you will see how to maximize ball movement within your midfield shape. Yost runs his team through different options within each pattern while emphasizing the key points of:

  • Effective ball movement with the proper touch and pace on the ball.
  • Game-like verbal and visual communication.
  • Disguising passes with exaggerated feints and "selling the dummy."
  • Small-Sided Games

    Yost gives you three small-sided games which build on the passing patterns and incorporate transition. You'll see how the elements of the passing patterns can help your team find success under pressure, as well as how changing game parameters can highlight specific coaching points.

    Finishing

    You'll see three finishing games which expand on the concepts taught within the passing patterns and small-sided games. Coach Yost emphasizes:

    • The creation of right and left options for the ball carrier.
    • Why attacking the defender's front foot will help athletes find success.
    • Being creative in the final third to create finishing opportunities.
    • This video presents ideas that can help you design a complete practice. Every small-sided game incorporates transition play and continual play while providing plenty of touches for all players. Additionally, Coach Yost demonstrates three finishing drills (with several variations) to end the training session with fun, high-energy activities. This is a must-buy for any coach whose team could improve their ball movement and finishing skills!

      116 minutes. 2018.

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Cover: open practice with bobby muuss 3-pack
Open Practice with Bobby Muuss 3-Pack
RD-05383A:

Bobby Muuss,
Wake Forest University Head Men's Soccer Coach;
2016 NCAA College Cup Runner-up;
3 straight appearances in the quarterfinals (2015-2017);
Muuss' record in his first three years includes 55 wins - more than any other D I program in that same span.
3x ACC Coach of the Year;
former University of Denver Head Coach (2013 Summit League Coach of the Year);
former Assistant Coach at UConn (2000 NCAA Champions, 3x Big East Champions)

In this video, Bobby Muuss demonstrates how he teaches his players to press and the art of counter pressing the "Wake Forest Way." He provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show different key elements for your players.

You'll learn how to train your team to press and how to quickly counter press to win the ball back as fast as you can. Muuss explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the exercises:

  • Reactions needed to win the ball back.
  • How to play proactive defense.
  • The importance of staying connected as a team to properly defend.
  • Practice Segments

    Coach Muuss begins this session by having his players go through a warm-up. Within this warm-up, he addresses numerous aspects which include dynamic stretching, speed/agility/quickness, injury prevention, first touch technical work, and the foundation of individual defense with the use of mannequins.

    The second segment is "2v2v2+1." It's in this exercise that players must be aware of the defending team and how quick reactions are needed to make sure they're not on the wrong side of the ball when the game ends. This is where Muuss trains the habits needed to build his pressing game at Wake Forest. It also forces his players to play and make quick decisions in tight spaces.

    In the third activity, Coach Muuss shows a "7v3 Pressing Game." As with most of his games, players indirectly train multiple aspects of the game. Possession and pressing are key aspects that are covered in this game. Players are rewarded by not only keeping the ball, but counter pressing in small groups of three.

    The fourth game is a progression from the previous one, but Muuss adds additional numbers and larger goals to also work on finishing from close range. The teams are given specific roles to either keep possession or counter press and score within a given amount of time.

    The fifth and final game is 7v7+1. Muuss uses this game to reinforce what was taught during the session, but gives the teams additional points by winning the ball in the attacking half of the field to reinforce pressing and defending on the front foot.

    Coach Muuss shows you just how effective pressing can be and how Wake Forest has used it to their advantage, making them one of the best college teams in the nation.

    78 minutes +28 bonus minutes. 2018.



    RD-05383B:

    Bobby Muuss,
    Wake Forest University Head Men's Soccer Coach;
    2016 NCAA College Cup Runner-up;
    3 straight appearances in the quarterfinals (2015-2017);
    Muuss' record in his first three years includes 55 wins - more than any other D I program in that same span.
    3x ACC Coach of the Year;
    former University of Denver Head Coach (2013 Summit League Coach of the Year);
    former Assistant Coach at UConn (2000 NCAA Champions, 3x Big East Champions)

    Discover different exercises to play off target players and how to get forward quickly!

    • Use transitional moments to make your practice sessions as realistic as possible when addressing the attacking phase of the game
    • Incorporate various aspects of your playing style while focusing on play off a target player to develop good habits
    • Learn to take away time and space through TNT (Talk Now Time) in order to sort out chaos and defend effectively

    Bobby Muuss shows how he teaches his players the importance of playing off target players and the movement needed to attack quickly using the "Wake Forest Way."

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Cover: winning soccer matches: score more goals using any system!
Winning Soccer Matches: Score More Goals Using Any System!

with Matt Clepper,
Indy Warriors FC Head Coach;
5x CICC Champions; 4x State Champions; WCSSF U19 League Champions

The hardest thing to do in the game of soccer - and the most vital aspect that determines the success of your team - is finishing.

In his five-year tenure with the Indy Warriors, Matt Clepper's teams average four goals or more per match - a total that is incredibly difficult to overcome and has powered the team to three IHSA State Championships in its brief history.

Coach Clepper demonstrates how he teaches finishing at Indy Warriors FC and what has made his team an attacking threat at the high school level. He provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show different ideas on how to create an attack that will put fear in your opponents. You will learn the correct technique of finishing in terms of placement vs. power, proper runs that need to be made in the box when attacking the goal, how to incorporate the whole team and not just the forwards/strikers, and how the use of combination play and speed of play can help you gain an extra advantage when finishing.

Create a Philosophy of Attack

To help your team improve its attacking prowess, it is important to develop an attacking strategy that matches your team's individual strengths. Clepper starts in the classroom and maps out the key elements that make it difficult for your opponents to defend you while highlighting some useful and easy to remember principles of his attacking philosophy.��Some of the topics covered include:

  • Where forwards should position themselves to become incredibly hard for the opposition to defend.
  • How to take advantage of the other team's weaknesses.
  • How to create your best angles for attack.

Once attacking strategies have been created and player positions are identified, Clepper demonstrates how to design movement strategies that enable players to make tactical runs on and off the ball that can unbalance defenses to score more goals.

Wing Play

Clepper teaches a few different attacking options from the wing position. The drills and games included in this video follow a progressive training sequence that will help you learn the secrets to building a dangerous attack from the wing.��

You'll see the 3v0 Wing drill, a crossing and finishing exercise that works on a wing player's angle of approach to the goal and getting to the touch line to create goal scoring opportunities. The emphasis in this drill is that the players develop a good sense of dribbling the ball with pace from wide areas. This includes cutting the ball back, early crosses, and the types of runs needed from your strikers. Once players start developing confidence, defenders are added for more game-like pressure. Clepper progresses the exercise in a more functional setting with passive pressure allowing the players lots of repetition.

Still under the principle of wing play, Clepper introduces what is known as "probe dribbling." This is where the dribbler actively looks for gaps and spaces for a through ball. He starts this with a 4v4 game where the ball starts from the winger and dribbles around the top of the 18 yard box looking for runs from their supporting attackers to make in key areas. The exercise is progressed in a 6v4 game to add more supporting angles for the attacking team. Finally, Clepper moves to a 6v6 version of the game.

Checking Forward

In this segment, Coach Clepper shows the importance of the center forward with their movement and decision making on and off the ball. In a pattern play scenario, Clepper has his players in a 7v4 situation using half the field. During these patterns, players are given plenty of repetition at not only wing play, but also probe dribbling. Some key coaching points include:

  • The cues to look for to create a 1-2 or overlapping moment.
  • How the #10 can create space to get the ball.
  • Movement and decisions to make depending on
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Cover: winning soccer matches: no more goals using any system!
Winning Soccer Matches: No More Goals Using Any System!

with Matt Clepper,
Indy Warriors FC Head Coach;
5x CICC Champions; 4x State Champions; WCSSF U19 League Champions

The best teams in the world are well organized defensively and make it tough for other teams to play through. Top level teams like Atletico Madrid, the Italian National Team and Inter Milan (under Jose Mourinho) were known for their success because of the way they defended.

In this video, Coach Clepper demonstrates how he teaches defending at Indy Warriors FC and what has made his team set records for goals against. Clepper teaches four different concepts that will help your team not only defend, but also transition quickly and get organized behind the ball. Clepper provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show different ideas on how to transition quickly on both sides of the ball.

Filling and Collapsing Space

The easiest way to break down an opposing defense is to take advantages of gaps between the forwards, midfielders, and defenders. As these gaps are created, alignments must shift to stop the ball, leading to mismatches and goals. Clepper starts in the classroom and maps out the key elements that make it incredibly difficult for your opponents to score while highlighting some useful and easy to remember principles of his defensive philosophy. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Defensive cues to read the game to get a head start on your attacker.
  • The keys to not get beaten in transition.
  • How your defensive strategy should change as play gets closer to the goal your team is defending.
  • How to separate the attacker from the ball on the turn.
  • The proper shape, distances, and angles needed to defend in small groups.
  • How to defend properly to quickly start a counter attack.

Defending Drills

Coach Clepper teaches his philosophy about how to be a great individual and team defender. The drills and games included in this video follow a progressive training sequence that will help you learn the secrets to building a great defense.��Drills include:

  • 1v1 Facing an Attacker: Learn the three step process for shutting down attackers.
  • 1v1 Facing an Attacker's Back: Learn the key elements of how to quickly dispossess the ball from an attacker who receives it with their back to you.
  • 2v2: Learn the right spacing and movement so your players don't get split. ��
  • 4v4 Backline Walkthrough: Coach Clepper walks through the defensive responsibilities checklist.��The series progresses into a live drill where the back four work together to stop the attack in various parts of the field. ��
  • 6v4: Learn how to defend and stifle the opponent's attack even when outnumbered. ��
  • 8v4: Learn how four defenders can keep eight players from scoring by being in the correct positions.��

The key coaching points in each drill include:

  • How to make adjustments as the ball moves across the field.
  • Keeping players organized and connected in order to stop through ball penetration.
  • How defensive spacing changes when you are defending a good dribbler.
  • The back four zonal shape and responsibilities when defending outside of the 18 yard box.
  • How to switch from zonal defending to man marking once the ball is inside the 18 yard box.

Coach Clepper constantly emphasizes the principle of staying connected to eliminate through balls. ��

On average, there are over 200 transitional moments during a game. It's important to master and take advantage of those moments to be successful, and this video will help you do just that!

77 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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Cover: winning soccer matches 2-pack
Winning Soccer Matches 2-Pack
RD-05319A:

with Matt Clepper,
Indy Warriors FC Head Coach;
5x CICC Champions; 4x State Champions; WCSSF U19 League Champions

The hardest thing to do in the game of soccer - and the most vital aspect that determines the success of your team - is finishing.

In his five-year tenure with the Indy Warriors, Matt Clepper's teams average four goals or more per match - a total that is incredibly difficult to overcome and has powered the team to three IHSA State Championships in its brief history.

Coach Clepper demonstrates how he teaches finishing at Indy Warriors FC and what has made his team an attacking threat at the high school level. He provides in-depth illustrations both on a white board and on the field to show different ideas on how to create an attack that will put fear in your opponents. You will learn the correct technique of finishing in terms of placement vs. power, proper runs that need to be made in the box when attacking the goal, how to incorporate the whole team and not just the forwards/strikers, and how the use of combination play and speed of play can help you gain an extra advantage when finishing.

Create a Philosophy of Attack

To help your team improve its attacking prowess, it is important to develop an attacking strategy that matches your team's individual strengths. Clepper starts in the classroom and maps out the key elements that make it difficult for your opponents to defend you while highlighting some useful and easy to remember principles of his attacking philosophy.��Some of the topics covered include:

  • Where forwards should position themselves to become incredibly hard for the opposition to defend.
  • How to take advantage of the other team's weaknesses.
  • How to create your best angles for attack.

Once attacking strategies have been created and player positions are identified, Clepper demonstrates how to design movement strategies that enable players to make tactical runs on and off the ball that can unbalance defenses to score more goals.

Wing Play

Clepper teaches a few different attacking options from the wing position. The drills and games included in this video follow a progressive training sequence that will help you learn the secrets to building a dangerous attack from the wing.��

You'll see the 3v0 Wing drill, a crossing and finishing exercise that works on a wing player's angle of approach to the goal and getting to the touch line to create goal scoring opportunities. The emphasis in this drill is that the players develop a good sense of dribbling the ball with pace from wide areas. This includes cutting the ball back, early crosses, and the types of runs needed from your strikers. Once players start developing confidence, defenders are added for more game-like pressure. Clepper progresses the exercise in a more functional setting with passive pressure allowing the players lots of repetition.

Still under the principle of wing play, Clepper introduces what is known as "probe dribbling." This is where the dribbler actively looks for gaps and spaces for a through ball. He starts this with a 4v4 game where the ball starts from the winger and dribbles around the top of the 18 yard box looking for runs from their supporting attackers to make in key areas. The exercise is progressed in a 6v4 game to add more supporting angles for the attacking team. Finally, Clepper moves to a 6v6 version of the game.

Checking Forward

In this segment, Coach Clepper shows the importance of the center forward with their movement and decision making on and off the ball. In a pattern play scenario, Clepper has his players in a 7v4 situation using half the field. During these patterns, players are given plenty of repetition at not only wing play, but also probe dribbling. Some key coaching points include:

  • The cues to look for to create a 1-2 or overlapping moment.
  • How the #10 can create space to get the ball.
  • Movement and decisions to
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