The 5-Minute Football Coach #162
CDM interceptions, Recovering to counter attack, ‘Opening’ your body
I hope you are all well! Here are your tips for this week:
⚽️ Drill of the week
We’ll start with this drill about blocking passing lanes and intercepting passes. Especially useful for, say, defensive midfielders:
🥅 Game of the week
Next, let’s take this up into a practice which focuses on pressing to intercept and recover, then transition to attack:
⚽️Drill a Day #54⚽️ ▪️5+GK vs 7 ▪️Greens work as a four (lone green closes space and three in red zone cover to deny through balls) ▪️If red zone broken, blues play into small nets 2v3 ▪️Progression - take away red zone and still manage space #football #coaching @TacticalPad
💡 Idea of the week
And lastly, a really core piece of advice worth reinforcing with younger players: ‘open’ your body when receiving!
Hope you enjoyed this - until next time!
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