The Greenwood Method 

Soccer Tips

To Our Coaches Beginners & Advanced...

  • Are you prepared to run a proper session? 

  • Are you a Teacher or Preacher at practice?

  • Are your demonstrations done correctly, or is the picture blurry to the attending students?

Things To Remember...

        A.   Begin your session with upbeat activity, and establish your team's identification and style.​​​ Spend your warm-up on more than an activity to prepare your body and mind, but also to let the team bond by funny jokes, competitions, and educating them with a professional experience through competitions, and staying alert. This sets a culture of being prepared all the time, and never let your guard do

        B.   Break your team in groups in #s where they work and keep sharp in their Footballing technical skills. "Even the best players in the world cherish these moments to keep sharp, but also keep learning otherwise you can go stale and lazy. Groups are organized based on physical goals of the coach. NO LINES AND NO STANDING AROUND WAITING YOUR TURN MONKEYING AROUND. This is negative training and sets a standard as a whole to the club that if the manager isn't serious than how can we?

        C.   After the topics are concluded, never too many topics in one session. The cool down or end of session fitness should be fun and competitive just as much as your warm up. Finish your training on a high positive note with much confidence building as you can. This will empower the students or players to want to come back. No they can't wait for the next session.

How To Improve Teams Technical Ability With 3 Easy Exercises 

Exercise 1

Set up

A 12- by 12- yard area.

Four groups of up to four players positioned as shown.

The first player in each group has a ball.

Action

The players with a ball dribble to the center of the square cutting the ball tightly across their bodies with the inside and outside of the same foot.

At the center they cut the ball to their right, pass to the first player in the next group and sprint to join the end of that group.

Option: The receiver can toe tap the ball between his feet until the coach signals the next players to start.

Tips For Success

  • Make sure players cut the ball across their bodies – not too far in front.

  • Have them make as many quick, tight cuts as possible without losing control.

  • Tell them to keep their head up as much as possible.

  • Suggest that players use their “weak” foot as well.

  • This format can be used for any of the ball mastery exercises.

Exercise 2

Set up

Small group set up of no more than 5 players 5ds apart in a gap of two markers 10 yards apart.

Action

Front player of each line of 5 carry the ball with outside of the foot at top speed to the first gap 10 yards away and stop and perform ball gymnastic exercise until coach or trainer initiates command or whistle and then next two players behind start and each group so on until across the gaps. Great for stopping and starting and working on moves in between. Good organization and rhythm.

Tips For Success

  • Emphasize work rate by increasing time in between progressing forward.

  • Progress to different categories of dribbling moves, and increase difficulty

  • Keep the groups small under 5 for resting periods are vital and can be often exaggerated which allows players too much rest, or under evaluated and defeats purpose and turns into a fitness test.

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