This week’s Animated Drills Video looks at a simple but very effective routine for creating options off of a corner kick in futsal. It’s an easy to understand and teach pattern that could be useful in any small-sided game environment. The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at www.academysoccercoach.co.ukContinue reading
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This week’s Animated Drills Video is a follow up on a topic that I discussed on the CoachingSoccerWeekly.com podcast. My teams are getting ready to compete in the US Youth Futsal Nationals and we’ve been working on a tactic to use if we’re down a goal and want to get an extra attacker on theContinue reading
This week’s Animated Drills Video shows how you can adjust the formations you use when building from the back in order to deal with the type of pressure the opponent is putting you under. The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk Have a great week! TomContinue reading
This week’s Animated Drills Video looks at an attack vs defense game to help train your players to make better decisions with and without the ball. The diagram is created with the session planner on Planet Training that is available through from Planet.Training. Have a great week! TomContinue reading
This week’s Animated Drill Video features Futsal kick-in, corners and free kicks that I’ve taught my teams. They’re basic setups that can be executed in a number of different ways. This gives the players options without limiting their creativity. The diagram is created with the session planner on Planet Training that is available through from Planet.Training.Continue reading
This week’s Animated Drill Video is a follow-up to a previous video that showed a shooting pattern that I’ve used outdoor. This is one that I’ve been using during the indoor season. There a many different variations and progressions that you can use. I share the five different combinations that I use in this video.Continue reading
This week’s Animated Drill Video looks at passing patterns that you can use to train the technical skills of Futsal while also giving your players ideas of how they can move to create space and passing opportunities for each other. The diagram is created with the session planner on Planet Training that is availableContinue reading
By Josh Jones-Keen – Futsal is fast and furious game; these sessions come from Futsal and can be used and adapted to work on Keepers reactions and speed. Keeper starts with quick feet to each cone at the side of the goal, before making save at near post. Then they sidestep across goal to make topContinue reading
During the winter I like to focus on ball possession and combination play. The game of Futsal puts a high value on these skills and working on them often will not only make the team more successful indoor but also carry over to the outdoor game in the spring. One of my favorite exercises toContinue reading
Each winter soccer teams in the cold weather states are forced inside to continue to train and play. Some are fortunate enough to continue playing the game as they do outdoor. Facilities like Total Soccer in Wixom, MI provide 11 v 11 and 8 v 8 fields indoors.
These facilities are rare around the United States so most teams are left with one or two options: Futsal or Indoor Soccer (also known as Arena Soccer). The two formats are very different
Futsal is FIFA’s recognized form of soccer indoors. It is played all over the world is the only form of soccer indoors that offers a World Cup. Futsal is often played on a basketball sized surface with goals that are 3 meters wide by 2 meters tall. Each team plays with four field players and a goalkeeper. The Futsal ball is a, ‘low bounce’ ball that is one size smaller than the ball each age group plays with outdoor. The rules are almost the same as outdoor soccer with a few exception.
Arena Soccer is played on a field most similar to aContinue reading
In any sport, movement is the key to creating options. When players don’t move or move in easily predictable ways they become easy to defend. The fewer players that are involved in the game, the more important movement becomes. With only four field players, Futsal places a high demand on player movement to pull the defense out of position and create openings to attack.
I attending the recent US Youth Futsal National Level 3 course in Gardner, KS. It was conducted by US Youth Futsal Technical Director Keith Tozer. The 20-hour course covered the basic techniques andContinue reading