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Trainings - Pandelidis Savvas

Defence

Modern football requires several times the use of aggressive defense and the pressure of the opponent on the attacking third. In this way, you stop the opponent's build up in its generation and you are very close to the opponent's goal in the event of a ball being retrieved, resulting in an increase in probabilities for a goal.

I use this exercise to train my football players to put pressure on the opponents and move them quickly to my team's defensive half part if the opponents manage to break it.

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Using 3/4 of the field, I place one more goal post in half court and 3 goalkeepers. The blue team has 2 goalkeepers and defends both the first and the second goal post. The red is defending itself in its post and can achieve goal in both the first and the second post.

Exercise starts with a normal 10 v 10 small side game with 2 goalkeepers in half pitch and no limitation of contacts with the ball.

Players have clear instructions on the positions they are playing in the game. The defense of the blue team through its offensive players starts out of the box. The game evolves with the blue team trying to steal a ball and crate goal chances.

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The red team can achieve goal in the first post but if it does not find suitable conditions with a pass in space can be in the second outbreak. Blue tries in the first instance to stop the attack of the opponents and to counter. But if the pressure breaks and the Reds try to move the ball forward, then come back quickly to stop the opponents in the second outbreak.

If the blue team recovers the ball into its defensive half-pitch then the game stops and starts again from the first half with the ball to the opponents.

Exercise intensity: 75-95% M.H.R.

Exercise Duration: 1-2 sets x 6'-10 '

Stop: 2 'between sets

  • Effect of training on maintenance of actions for a long time.
  • Effect of training on the above technical, tactical and mental elements.
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Attack

In modern football the exploitation of spaces created on the back of defense plays an important role in creating conditions for achieving a goal.

The training of my players in the movement in these spaces, at the right time and under the appropriate conditions, as well as the patience of the team and the final pass at the appropriate time, led me to the creation and execution of the following exercise.

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Exercise with passes and movement in space. Change by circularly shifting the players clockwise and counterclockwise. The central player stays firm.

Exercise Duration: 10 '

Exercise intensity: low

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Game 10v10 (8v8 - 11v11) in a space of 60 x 50m. In the space we create 2 zones 15 x 50m. In the central area 30 x 50m. the teams are trying to keep the ball in their possession for 6 passes and then they can (each on their side) pass the ball into the attack zone where the players try to reach the goal in the 2 small posts.

Players can not enter the final zone before executing of the pass (offside rules).

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If they fail to do so, and in order to maintain the adequate depth of the team, they can replay the ball in the central zone and reach a goal in the small central post.

Let the players find solutions through the game without interrupting them for comments. You can do the exercise by limiting contacts (2-3) or without.

Exercise intensity: 75-90% M.H.R.

Duration of exercise: 1-2 sets x 6'-10'

Stop: 2' between sets

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Final game 10v10 with 2 goalkeepers at the 3/4 of the court.

Free game without limitation of contact with the ball but with the offside rule in force.

Exercise intensity: 75-95% M.H.R.

Duration of exercise: 1-2 sets x 6'-10'

Stop: 2' between sets

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