Discover how to coach small sided games that will improve your players' creativity, reaction times and their ability to play under pressure in real game situations.
It's true, small sided games are simply the closest you can get in training to the randomness and pressure your players will face in real game situations - not running around cones! This special eBook Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games is your comprehensive coaching guide to equipping your players with the technique and mental agility they will need to succeed and to bridge the gap between soccer drills and real games
As you know, whether it's playing at recreational, college or professional level, when players arrive for soccer practice all they want to do is play real games, rather than endless soccer drills. It's for the simple reason that playing real games is more enjoyable, challenging and motivating than waiting in line to perform set moves that focus on one isolated technique.
Although soccer drills are an important part of a player’s development, they cannot train players in how to play under pressure or what to do in the wide array of situations that can occur in real games. In addition, soccer drills do not offer players the opportunity to express the creativity and freedom they crave.
These are some of the reasons why small sided games are such a valuable part of soccer coaching. They can be used to improve mental agility, the ability to play under pressure and to transition players from the repetitive nature of soccer drills to the randomness of a real game.
Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games is your comprehensive guide to coaching small sided games. This special book, available in both print and digital download format, shows you how to setup a wide variety of small sided games on the training field. Instead of the conventional 6 v 6 games played on half a pitch, this book details over 40 different ways of playing small sided games that will challenge and develop your players and bridge the gap between soccer drills and real games.