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.
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Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games teaches an approach to soccer training that is based on the flair and improvisational skills developed on the streets of Brazil. Brazilians greats like Ronaldinho, Kaka, Roberto Carlos and Robinho all developed their innovation and creativity playing street soccer, futsal and beach soccer. In these games the teams weren’t always even numbers and the main aim wasn’t always to simply kick the ball between the posts. Instead, street soccer utilized many different ways of playing, which made the games more enjoyable and challenging for Brazil’s young players.
These days the soccer classroom of the street has been replaced by the analytical approach to soccer training which is characterized by a systematic repetition of actions isolated to one technique. Whilst the analytical approach is an effective way of developing ball control and an understanding of the mechanics of the game, analytical soccer drills don’t allow players the creativity and freedom to develop a ‘soccer brain’. Soccer drills also don’t prepare players for the pressure of a real game situation or the wide array of scenarios in which players have to think quickly for themselves on how to solve the problems that can occur on the pitch.
Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games can take your soccer coaching beyond just technical soccer drills through a progressive series of small sided games. This type of training is used by Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and the Dutch National Team with great success to improve reaction times, flexibility and the ability to adapt to the randomness of real game situations.
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Here is a example excerpt from Chapter Three – Global Tactical Conditioning Game # 9.
Organization: 11v11 situation in half of the field. Roster: 22 players including 2 goalies.
Description: 11v11 game situation in the half of the field divided in 2 zones: defensive and offensive. This game will develop the speed of pressure on the ball and on the ball side. The team without possession earns points every time that they regain the ball possession with 5 seconds on the zone 1 or 8 seconds on the zone 2. Rule: vertical long passing is not allowed. Both teams play in the 1-4-2-3-1 formation.
Coaching Points: – 11v11 pressuring situation
- Game transition offensive-defensive
- Speed of reaction and organization from the closest player to the ball and progressed to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th ……
Equipment: balls, discs, vests and mobile goal.
What you will gain from Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games
- 16 x circuit training exercises focused on tactical, technical and physical aspects, rather than just conditioning or isolated techniques
- 21 x global small sided games, progressing from 1 v 1 to 6 v 6 and with a variety of adapted rules, pitch layouts and a variety of goals to be completed
- 23 x tactical conditioning games designed to increase pressure and flexibility in tactical changes. These mini games progress up to an 11 v 11 game scenario
- The ability to bridge the gap between soccer drills and real game situations
- Gives players the ability and confidence to creatively solve problems during real games
- Improved decision making under pressure, zonal marking, adaptation and creativity
- Increased motivation and participation from greater player enjoyment
- Players will look forward to training as an opportunity to express their creativity and flair, rather than waiting in line to perform a single isolated technique
Available in both print and an instant download digital format, Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games should be in every soccer coach’s arsenal. The small sided games it outlines are the closest you can get to replicating real game situations on the training pitch and preparing your players for the pressure and unpredictability of their next big game.
“Developing Creativity Through Small-Sided Games - includes circuit training exercises which are vital in the modern day game and focuses on small sided games as well as progressions to the 11 vs. 11 format. There are numerous ideas for the coach to take his players to the next level, with each one being clearly laid out to provide maximum benefit to both coach and player.If you need a book that clearly lays out what a modern day player needs to be successful or you are looking for new ideas, this concise and detailed book will provide you with the tools you need for you and your team to be successful.” Kevin Sloan, Kansas City Futbol Club.
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“Replicating real game situations will make your team more creative, flexible and with the ability to play under pressure”
Conventional ‘analytical’ soccer drills are an important part of training and will help your players to develop and hone their technique and skills. But soccer drills cannot replicate the unpredictability and pressurized situations that can occur in a real game.
Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games will equip you to be able to replicate real game situations on the training pitch. With other 40 different types of small sided games to choose from, soccer training sessions will be more challenging, realistic and effective in equipping your players with the creativity and quick decision making they need in real games.
Nobody likes waiting in line to perform isolated techniques. Through utilizing the small sided games outline in this special book, however, your players will be able to improve their mental agility, ability to play under pressure and will love having the opportunity to express their creativity and love of playing soccer.
P.S. Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games is a comprehensive guide to coaching over 40 different types of small sided games. With a wide variety of different game types and objectives to choose from, this eBook can equip you to make soccer training sessions more enjoyable for players and to better prepare them for the pressure of a real game.
P.P.S If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the soccer coaching resources in Developing Creativity Through Small Sided Games after six months then we will refund your purchase in full, no questions asked.