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Cover: team defense pressure drills: forcing opponents into poor decisions
Team Defense Pressure Drills: Forcing Opponents into Poor Decisions

with Schellas Hyndman,
Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;
former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus

Many teams have taken to defensive tactics of compaction and organization in their half of the field, allowing superior teams to have the bulk of the ball and possession. An organized and compact press can allow less talented teams to break down superior opponents, or allow possession-oriented teams to quickly win the ball back in their opponent's half.

Using a progression of team defense practice drills, Hyndman demonstrates four practice drills for pressing your opponent that build on top of each other. He concludes with a short video demonstration to reinforce the ideas taught.

Pressing Drills

Learn how to teach your players to have a two-way mentality and quickly go from offense to defense in order to win the ball back quickly. Coach Hyndman teaches the team philosophy of pressing quickly and with numbers in order to be effective. You'll see:

  • 6v3 - A passing exercise used to teach your team to trap effectively and to see the field
  • 6v6 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an environment where the defensive team can practice their pressing
  • 7v7 Game-Like Pressing - Improves individual defending
  • 11v11 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an opportunity to have a real life game situation with limitations on the offense
  • Game Film - Coach Hyndman brings you into the classroom and breaks down film on pressing

Practice Segment

With his 6v3 practice segment, Coach Hyndman begins to reinforce the mentality needed to be an effective high press team. He explains the importance of teaching your players to recognize when and how to press in order to be most effective at winning the ball back from your opponents.

Coach Hyndman begins by using slides to give you visuals and then takes you to the field where you learn the importance of:

  • Having the mentality to attack with and without the ball
  • Physical conditioning to be equal to the demand of the press
  • Pressing using angles of pressure and positions of supporting players
  • Having key individuals to lead the press

You then have the opportunity to see the drill live and hear comments from Coach Hyndman.

Coach Hyndman gives you a lot of material to look over in this video. You'll be able to use the included content at practices as individual drills or as a progression for pressing.

61 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: teaching goalkeepers to play off the line
Teaching Goalkeepers to Play Off the Line

with Brent Erwin,
Grand Canyon University Assistant Coach;
former, goalkeeper coach with FC Dallas of the MLS (Major League Soccer); former goalkeeper coach with the U17 Men's U.S. National Team; former SMU Head Coach

The modern goalkeeper must be able to play high enough up-field to act as a sweeping defender behind a back four, thus intercepting through balls and snuffing out attacks before they even begin. However, a poor decision by a sweeper keeper can quickly leave the goal undefended. Brent Erwin lays out a clear set of principles and match triggers to help goalkeepers be decisive and effective in this video; he shares how to teach a goalkeeper when to come for the ball, and, when to prioritize protecting the goal.

Using a progression of individual goalkeeper and full team practice drills, Coach Erwin demonstrates drills for getting goalkeepers off their line and out of their comfort zones in order to be explosive in 1v1 situations and full field play. You'll be able to implement strategies to improve both technical aspects of goalkeeping (body positioning and hand foot placement) and tactical understanding of body position behind defenders and in line with the ball. Ultimately, goalkeepers will develop confidence in approaching the ball off the line in practice situations in order to perform confidently in high stakes game situations.

Practice Segments

Coach Erwin breaks down this video in three main segments. He first begins his session by using only his goalkeepers in a functional, unopposed situation dealing with the technical aspects of using your hands and feet. He also addresses how to effectively use the drop step for the goalkeeper to recover back on their line.

The second segment adds pressure in a 1v1 game that forces the goalkeeper to play just outside the 18 yard box. An additional element added is how goalkeepers deal with the "chip" shot from the attacker. This puts the goalkeeper in a position to have to choose to set and confront the situation or drop and stay closer to their goal.

Small Sided Game

The last segment of the video is a small sided game that includes not only the goalkeepers, but how to add the entire team to address the needs of the goalkeeper in a 6v6+2 game with the field divided up in thirds. This game creates many opportunities for the goalkeeper to come out of their area to deal with different types of balls.

Coach Erwin explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the game:

  • Best positioning to effectively sweep behind a back four
  • Clear triggers for when to sweep and when to recover
  • Proper technique for claiming through balls
  • Proper footwork for recovering to protect the goal
  • Recognizing situations where the keeper must anticipate and guard against being chipped
  • Clear communication and coordination with defenders
  • How the keeper should play based on the pressure on the ball
  • Which balls the keeper should come out to play vs. which balls the defenders should play
  • Encourage the player to take risks in practice so they know their range

Coach Erwin gives you everything you need to coach the goalkeeper when it comes to playing off your line and being able to play with your feet and hands. You'll learn the technique, player mindset, body position and the proper positioning to best manage the space in front of the goalkeeper.

56 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: soccer conditioning drills and games with a ball
Soccer Conditioning Drills and Games with a Ball

with Ben Paneccasio,
Men's and Women's Performance Specialist Coach at Grand Canyon University

Soccer is a sport that demands long periods of running and long bouts of concentration on the ball no matter what age. Physically, players need speed, power, agility and quickness to be successful with the ball against an opponent.

Ben Paneccasio gives you everything you need to know to set up your own conditioning program to help get your team in shape, along with touches necessary to win. In this video, he demonstrates how to utilize the four energy zone progressions needed for players to be physically ready to play soccer at a high level.

You'll see how to combine training zones with playing zones. Each zone has different levels of fitness goals to achieve along with drills to use for the zone. This incorporates technical work with conditioning rates and gets your players to focus on technique:

  • Zone 1 - longer duration; lower pace
  • Zone 2 - medium duration; moderate intensity (aerobic power)
  • Zone 3 - shorter duration; high intensity (anaerobic power)
  • Zone 4 - short duration; maximum intensity (anaerobic endurance)

He walks you through the four energy zones step-by-step with diagrams, PowerPoints, and on-field exercises. You'll see how to go from light to maximum effort with easy to follow guidelines. Games can also be used in the progressions. You can copy Coach Paneccasio's drills or create your own using the energy zone progressions.

Coach Paneccasio gives you the ability to mix fitness and soccer without losing time just sprinting up and back on the field. The activities in this video are mentally engaging, challenging and fun. Your players won't even realize they're doing the conditioning part of practice!

55 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: attacking the goal: breaking your opponent's defensive line
Attacking the Goal: Breaking Your Opponent's Defensive Line

with Brent Erwin,
Grand Canyon University Assistant Coach;
former, goalkeeper coach with FC Dallas of the MLS (Major League Soccer); former goalkeeper coach with the U17 Men's U.S. National Team; former SMU Head Coach

If there was a video on the market that could drastically increase your team's scoring opportunities, would you buy it? Brent Erwin's leading edge drills continually place attackers in an endless array of scoring positions, unleashing their offensive prowess.

Coach Erwin takes you through a series of fast-paced drills that teach players how to attack the back line. His innovative second ball drill simulates many of the second chance scoring opportunities that players often miss in games. He turns typical passing combination drills into short, action packed competitions, forcing players out of their comfort zone.

Warm-up Series

You can now skip slow, tedious warm-up drills and move straight into game actions that foster team chemistry while at the same time double as a dynamic warm-up. After a short white board session, Erwin walks players though the combinations used for future drills. The crawl, walk and run approach is used, giving you the flexibility to emphasize your own team needs. As the warm-up progresses, defensive players are added to create game-like conditions.

One-Touch Opportunities

Coach Erwin challenges old soccer training methodology with his use of "second ball" during game action. Players discover how to score more off of one-touch opportunities. His emphasis on scoring positions puts players in spots that the defense can't keep up with.

He takes one of the hardest ideas for your young soccer players to master, identifying and attacking the defensive back line, and turns it into a strength. Coach Erwin's principles and progressions are intuitive, allowing coaches of all age groups to seamlessly apply them to practices. Your players will learn to:

  • Identify key scoring spots for more shots on goal
  • Transition from an attacking pattern into scoring spots to increase the number of second chance shots
  • Shoot off one touch, which improves scoring IQ
  • Learn how to break the back line with sophisticated angles and passes
  • Integrate passing patterns that confuse back line formations and leave them more susceptible to open shots

7v7+1 Exercise

Coach Erwin uses a free flow style of coaching and only stops play after several minutes to allow players to solve problems on their own. This style rapidly increases a team's IQ and chemistry while reducing the number of wasted possessions.

Score more goals using Brent Erwin's innovative instruction on the best ways to break the opponent's defensive line!

56 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: schellas hyndman coaching soccer 5-pack
Schellas Hyndman Coaching Soccer 5-Pack
RD-05110A:

with Schellas Hyndman,
Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;
former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus

Counter-attack soccer has evolved into more than just a moment in a game. This new style of soccer is becoming the fundamental attack for many teams in the world. In this DVD, Schellas Hyndman focuses on how you can incorporate counter-attack soccer into your style of play.

Coach Hyndman thoroughly breaks down moments of transition in a game and how your players can recognize those moments. He does a great job teaching the key elements of counter-attack and then shows, through multiple exercises, how to apply those elements to a practice session. Players will learn the different types of counter-attacks and how each helps the team.

3 Types of Counter-Attack

Counter-attack can be defined in many ways. It's important for players to understand the different methods to counter-attack effectively. Coach Hyndman emphasizes three methods that teams use to generate a counter attack:

  • Running and dribbling with the ball into the opponent's area
  • Two to three quick passes forward
  • Long balls over the top

His progressive training activity illustrates all three of these methods. A great measure of flexibility is afforded for you to pull out the segments that make the most sense in your own circumstance.

Counter-Attack Practice Segments

Coach Hyndman moves the session along from discussing angles and pockets of where players can receive the ball to begin the counter-attack, to playing against more defenders with a different array of numbers advantages.

Practice builds up to players being put in different situations where they have to make decisions on how to counter-attack. Coach Hyndman stops play to describe how players can make a sound decision in these moments. He also discusses several key elements to counter-attack such as:

  • Immediate forward action
  • Teammates' willingness to support
  • Finding swift solutions to problems by looking for opportunities

Coach Hyndman discusses the differences between a fast break and collective counter and between a solo counter and advanced counter.

4v4+1 Exercise

Most of the drills in this video start from a 4v4+1 set up. Coach Hyndman brilliantly incorporates quick ball speed, immediate forward action, a minimum number of passes and fast finishing into this activity. The activity can be expanded into numerous alternate iterations such as a 3v2, 5v1 or 5v2 counter. It's useful to be able to select the counter that best suits your own team.

Relying on his professional experience as a player and coach, Schellas Hyndman outlines the basis of an effective counter-attack, then illustrates the development of a counter attacking mindset. Under the high pressure of these progressive activities, your players will learn to rapidly penetrate under the pressure of a recovering defensive unit.

70 minutes. 2017.



RD-05110B:

with Schellas Hyndman,
Grand Canyon University Head Men's Soccer Coach;former FC Dallas (MLS) Head Coach; 2010 MLS Coach of the Year;
former SMU Head Coach; guided SMU to 22 NCAA Tournaments in 24 years as Head Coach, won 15 conference titles and was named conference coach of the year eight times; NSCAA Director of Coaching Emeritus

Many teams have taken to defensive tactics of compaction and organization in their half of the field, allowing superior teams to have the bulk of the ball and possession. An organized and compact press can allow less talented teams to break down superior opponents, or allow possession-oriented teams to quickly win the ball back in their opponent's half.

Using a progression of team defense practice drills, Hyndman demonstrates four practice drills for pressing your opponent that build on top of each other. He concludes with a short video demonstration to reinforce the ideas taught.

Pressing Drills

Learn how to teach your players to have a two-way mentality and quickly go from offense to defense in order to win the ball back quickly. Coach Hyndman teaches the team philosophy of pressing quickly and with numbers in order to be effective. You'll see:

  • 6v3 - A passing exercise used to teach your team to trap effectively and to see the field
  • 6v6 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an environment where the defensive team can practice their pressing
  • 7v7 Game-Like Pressing - Improves individual defending
  • 11v11 Game-Like Pressing - Creates an opportunity to have a real life game situation with limitations on the offense
  • Game Film - Coach Hyndman brings you into the classroom and breaks down film on pressing

Practice Segment

With his 6v3 practice segment, Coach Hyndman begins to reinforce the mentality needed to be an effective high press team. He explains the importance of teaching your players to recognize when and how to press in order to be most effective at winning the ball back from your opponents.

Coach Hyndman begins by using slides to give you visuals and then takes you to the field where you learn the importance of:

  • Having the mentality to attack with and without the ball
  • Physical conditioning to be equal to the demand of the press
  • Pressing using angles of pressure and positions of supporting players
  • Having key individuals to lead the press

You then have the opportunity to see the drill live and hear comments from Coach Hyndman.

Coach Hyndman gives you a lot of material to look over in this video. You'll be able to use the included content at practices as individual drills or as a progression for pressing.

61 minutes. 2017.



RD-05110C:

with Brent Erwin,
Grand Canyon University Assistant Coach;
former, goalkeeper coach with FC Dallas of the MLS (Major League Soccer); former goalkeeper coach with the U17 Men's U.S. National Team; former SMU Head Coach

If there was a video on the market that could drastically increase your team's scoring opportunities, would you buy it? Brent Erwin's leading edge drills continually place attackers in an endless array of scoring positions, unleashing their offensive prowess.

Coach Erwin takes you through a series of fast-paced drills that teach players how to attack the back line. His innovative second ball drill simulates many of the second chance scoring opportunities that players often miss in games. He turns typical passing combination drills into short, action packed competitions, forcing players out of their comfort zone.

Warm-up Series

You can now skip slow, tedious warm-up drills and move straight into game actions that foster team chemistry while at the same time double as a dynamic warm-up. After a short white board session, Erwin walks players though the combinations used for future drills. The crawl, walk and run approach is used, giving you the flexibility to emphasize your own team needs. As the warm-up progresses, defensive players are added to create game-like conditions.

One-Touch Opportunities

Coach Erwin challenges old soccer training methodology with his use of "second ball" during game action. Players discover how to score more off of one-touch opportunities. His emphasis on scoring positions puts players in spots that the defense can't keep up with.

He takes one of the hardest ideas for your young soccer players to master, identifying and attacking the defensive back line, and turns it into a strength. Coach Erwin's principles and progressions are intuitive, allowing coaches of all age groups to seamlessly apply them to practices. Your players will learn to:

  • Identify key scoring spots for more shots on goal
  • Transition from an attacking pattern into scoring spots to increase the number of second chance shots
  • Shoot off one touch, which improves scoring IQ
  • Learn how to break the back line with sophisticated angles and passes
  • Integrate passing patterns that confuse back line formations and leave them more susceptible to open shots

7v7+1 Exercise

Coach Erwin uses a free flow style of coaching and only stops play after several minutes to allow players to solve problems on their own. This style rapidly increases a team's IQ and chemistry while reducing the number of wasted possessions.

Score more goals using Brent Erwin's innovative instruction on the best ways to break the opponent's defensive line!

56 minutes. 2017.



RD-05110D:

with Brent Erwin,
Grand Canyon University Assistant Coach;
former, goalkeeper coach with FC Dallas of the MLS (Major League Soccer); former goalkeeper coach with the U17 Men's U.S. National Team; former SMU Head Coach

The modern goalkeeper must be able to play high enough up-field to act as a sweeping defender behind a back four, thus intercepting through balls and snuffing out attacks before they even begin. However, a poor decision by a sweeper keeper can quickly leave the goal undefended. Brent Erwin lays out a clear set of principles and match triggers to help goalkeepers be decisive and effective in this video; he shares how to teach a goalkeeper when to come for the ball, and, when to prioritize protecting the goal.

Using a progression of individual goalkeeper and full team practice drills, Coach Erwin demonstrates drills for getting goalkeepers off their line and out of their comfort zones in order to be explosive in 1v1 situations and full field play. You'll be able to implement strategies to improve both technical aspects of goalkeeping (body positioning and hand foot placement) and tactical understanding of body position behind defenders and in line with the ball. Ultimately, goalkeepers will develop confidence in approaching the ball off the line in practice situations in order to perform confidently in high stakes game situations.

Practice Segments

Coach Erwin breaks down this video in three main segments. He first begins his session by using only his goalkeepers in a functional, unopposed situation dealing with the technical aspects of using your hands and feet. He also addresses how to effectively use the drop step for the goalkeeper to recover back on their line.

The second segment adds pressure in a 1v1 game that forces the goalkeeper to play just outside the 18 yard box. An additional element added is how goalkeepers deal with the "chip" shot from the attacker. This puts the goalkeeper in a position to have to choose to set and confront the situation or drop and stay closer to their goal.

Small Sided Game

The last segment of the video is a small sided game that includes not only the goalkeepers, but how to add the entire team to address the needs of the goalkeeper in a 6v6+2 game with the field divided up in thirds. This game creates many opportunities for the goalkeeper to come out of their area to deal with different types of balls.

Coach Erwin explains the teaching points he emphasizes during the game:

  • Best positioning to effectively sweep behind a back four
  • Clear triggers for when to sweep and when to recover
  • Proper technique for claiming through balls
  • Proper footwork for recovering to protect the goal
  • Recognizing situations where the keeper must anticipate and guard against being chipped
  • Clear communication and coordination with defenders
  • How the keeper should play based on the pressure on the ball
  • Which balls the keeper should come out to play vs. which balls the defenders should play
  • Encourage the player to take risks in practice so they know their range

Coach Erwin gives you everything you need to coach the goalkeeper when it comes to playing off your line and being able to play with your feet and hands. You'll learn the technique, player mindset, body position and the proper positioning to best manage the space in front of the goalkeeper.

56 minutes. 2017.



RD-05110E:

with Ben Paneccasio,
Men's and Women's Performance Specialist Coach at Grand Canyon University

Soccer is a sport that demands long periods of running and long bouts of concentration on the ball no matter what age. Physically, players need speed, power, agility and quickness to be successful with the ball against an opponent.

Ben Paneccasio gives you everything you need to know to set up your own conditioning program to help get your team in shape, along with touches necessary to win. In this video, he demonstrates how to utilize the four energy zone progressions needed for players to be physically ready to play soccer at a high level.

You'll see how to combine training zones with playing zones. Each zone has different levels of fitness goals to achieve along with drills to use for the zone. This incorporates technical work with conditioning rates and gets your players to focus on technique:

  • Zone 1 - longer duration; lower pace
  • Zone 2 - medium duration; moderate intensity (aerobic power)
  • Zone 3 - shorter duration; high intensity (anaerobic power)
  • Zone 4 - short duration; maximum intensity (anaerobic endurance)

He walks you through the four energy zones step-by-step with diagrams, PowerPoints, and on-field exercises. You'll see how to go from light to maximum effort with easy to follow guidelines. Games can also be used in the progressions. You can copy Coach Paneccasio's drills or create your own using the energy zone progressions.

Coach Paneccasio gives you the ability to mix fitness and soccer without losing time just sprinting up and back on the field. The activities in this video are mentally engaging, challenging and fun. Your players won't even realize they're doing the conditioning part of practice!

55 minutes. 2017.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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