2v1 Attacking Drills & Exercises

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2v1 Attacking Drills & Exercises

One of the best ways to breakdown a defense is to have a numerical advantage. This most commonly happens as a 2 v 1 situation. Once in this position, your players need to be able to take advantage of it quickly and effectively.

2 v 1 Attacking Drills and Exercises will show you how to create practices that will train your players to recognize these situations and select the correct combination of movements and passes to take advantage of them. The book is divided into three sections: Patterns, Exercises to Teach 2 v 1 and Observations. Patterns details how perform the Wall Pass, Double Pass, Take Over, X Pattern, Dummy Patterns and others. It also lists all of the coaching points that are important to perform each pattern correctly. The section on Exercises provides you with specific examples of ways to teach the patterns to your team. They begin as very basic practices and progress to involve larger groups so that the players can relate what they have learned to the larger game. Observations discusses where and when to apply the patterns within the game.

David Goldstein is a soccer coach with an extensive coaching and playing background. As a player he was a standout at Claremont McKenna College. After college he had the unique distinction of being drafted both as a forward and as a goalkeeper in the old NASL and ASL.

Since his playing days he has amassed an extensive coaching resume. He is currently the Director of Coaching Development for a league in Boise Idaho. Prior to that, Goldstein held several coaching positions at the college level as both an assistant and head coach. In addition, he has been involved in the Olympic Development Programs as the Far West Regional Coach for girls and serving as the State Coaching Director for both Ohio North and Idaho.

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