Double Box. Advantages and Disadvantages.

In recent football, the double box drill structure has been used very often, but, have we really analyzed it deeply? Are there that many advantages?

Third man. Advantages and how to practice it.

If our aim is to practice in a real way the third man we have to forget about combinative plays and technical figures. We should use opposition and we should create the right scenario so the players can develop the capacity of identifying themselves as a second and...

Coaching by Concepts

If we want to build a team (or a club) in the medium / long term (even though in the short term we may notice it as well) our first goal is to improve the players. It may seem very obvious and that is something all teams pursue and do, however it’s not that easy! […]
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Coach as it was a real game!

The main idea is to create situations and moments that perfectly match – or that are as close as possible to – a real game. What is the objective? The objective is to push players to improve their decision-making process and there is no better way for them than constantly making decisions about plays. Indeed, […]
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Looking before receiving the ball

Looking before receiving the ball is a key aspect for any player. This action is related to the “perception phase”. When a player receives the ball during a game, it becomes extremely important his/her capacity of analyzing the opponent’s position as well as the position of his/her teammates. Intimately linked to this concept is also […]
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The Soccer Drills

Making Players Smart

We gathered the best coaching drills, concepts and tactics from Spanish UEFA Pro coaches and we made it available for you. Implement our Guided Discovery Methodology and train your players to make the right decisions when it really matters.

Concepts

Modern football tactical concepts. The tactical intelligence football. Concepts developed in a simple and easy way, addressed to all levels, from beginners (youth football) to high performance (professional football).

Drills

Search for the drills that fit best the concepts you want to put in practice . Open drills so the players have to find the solution. If we make our players look for the solution during trainings, they will definitely find it on the games.

Articles

In a game, you will always want your player to be the smartest ones on the field. The coach does not have to limit the players’ development.

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We believe in tactical intelligence. We don´t teach to the players…we create the stage, the best soccer drills so that they learn.

Modern Methodology 100% Uefa Pro Coaches

In smart soccer we want players who
think (and think well) we don't want robots.

Smart Tactic

Drills based on smart tactics. If your players improve, the team will obviously improve.

Decision making…Right!!

The team making better decisions is the one that ends up winning the game. Here you have the appropriate drills for improving those decisions.
If a player is capable of making decisions during the training sessions, he will be able to decide better during the games.

Quality & Simplicity. Maximize your practice

Tactical simple drills in order to practice the capacity for solving demanding situations. The fact that these drills consider that we face opposition, it does not mean that they are difficult.

Variability / Diversity

In football, you are never going to find two same plays, so, forget about repetitions. Do not bore your players with repeated plays which, they luckily are going to find it in a game once.

Players VS Robots

If you run drills without considering opposition, your players will behave well and will be good robots but they will never increase their tactical level.

Brave Coaches

Once you propose these drills to your players you will be amazed of what they are capable of.

Real Situations

All the drills in this website are built facing opposition, in order to make them realistic. Drills approached as if we were in real situations.

Guided Discovery

To choose the right scenario (right drills) so the players can discover the solution by himself (solid learning) is the essence of the good football coach in the modern football era.

Adaptability

All the drills have directions for increasing or reducing their difficulty so you can adapt it to your trainings. Drills adapted to the number of players we count in for training.

Drills

According to your choice of the concepts you want to practice, the database offers you the drills that match your choice.

We show you how to increase/reduce the difficulty level so you can adapt it to your team’s need.

Double Box: Fast Transitions

Double Box: Fast Transitions

To be fast but not rushing! This is a provocation rule which will improve the decision making in order to adapt the pace and the game speed.

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Defensive support and Shifting

Defensive support and Shifting

To attack a team that has already came back in shape and uses the counterattack as their way of attacking. High level of learning in vigilances and in offensive and defensive transitions.

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50 filters: 43 tactical and 7 technical. You can choose between 4 categories of tactical and technical principles and the searcher will be recommending the drills that meet your criteria.

Key tactical concepts

Modern football tactical principles. You will find both offensive and defensive tactics. This category is in being updated constantly.

Modes and session control

You will be able to choose from the type of drill (tactical rondos, small sided games…) to the session control through the space/player relation.

Defensive tactic

All the classic defensive principles when the team does not have the control of the ball.

Offensive tactic

All the classic offensive principles when the team has the control of the ball.

Technical components

Individual technical actions so you can practice them together with tactical principles.

Concepts

The technicians in the intervention during training and competition have options within their reach to implement different training control strategies and their effects on the players, differentiating in the monitoring of the internal load, and the external load.

Free Spaces

Free Spaces

Definition: Free spaces are those empty places in the field left alone previously by a partner of the possessor of the ball and the opponent who marks him (or who watches). We can observe three phases: Creation: field zone where player of attacking team moves to...

Third man

Third man

The third man concept is related to the position game (Guardiola, Nagelsmann,…) but it is not exclusive of this game model. The third man existed before this model appeared and it is completely applicable to any game model. It is very interesting for our players to put it in practice and learn it.

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Transitions

Transitions

In recent years, the phases of the game have evolved from being two: Attack – Defense To be four phases:  Attack – Defensive Transition – Defense – Offensive Transition The definition of these four phases would be: Attack: when my team has possession of the ball.Defensive transition (or attack-defense transition): when my team loses possession […]

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Wide variety of articles and online training resources for training soccer coaches and players.

Third man. Advantages and how to practice it.

Third man. Advantages and how to practice it.

If our aim is to practice in a real way the third man we have to forget about combinative plays and technical figures. We should use opposition and we should create the right scenario so the players can develop the capacity of identifying themselves as a second and...

Coaching by Concepts

Coaching by Concepts

If we want to build a team (or a club) in the medium / long term (even though in the short term we may notice it as well) our first goal is to improve the players. It may seem very obvious and that is something all teams pursue and do, however it’s not that easy! Most...

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