This week's exercises are part of a complete training session from Atlético Mineiro in Brazil. The training session is taken from our book, 'Modern Soccer Coaching'.
Gap Goals (25 minutes)
Two teams play 3 v 3 in a 15 x 15-yard area.
Three small goals simulate the gaps in the defense. The team in possession of the ball try to put the ball through a gap and into the small goal.
The defensive team attempts close the gaps and prevent the attackers from passing the ball into the small goals. The players try to close the gaps by creating cover and balance for the player pressuring the ball. The defenders take on a diagonal (top) or triangle (bottom) shape depending on the position of the ball on the field.Look for the
Coaching Points in tomorrow's post.