The 5-Minute Football Coach #46
2v2+1 game, Coaching throw-ins, How many touches
Here are your highlights for this week:
⚽️ Practice of the week
A pretty minimalist 2v2+1 setup from Middlesbrough FC. Nice to see that such setups (2v2+1, 4v4+2) can be used from mini-soccer all the way up to professional football!
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📖 Topic of the week
Throw-ins are an often-overlooked part of the game. As it turns out, Liverpool FC use a professional throw-in coach. So why not work on these just as much as you would with other set pieces?
As a simple starter for 10, check out these couple of throw-in set plays.
💡 Idea of the week
A good video on the meaning of taking 1, 2 or 3 touches, especially in the context of rondos:
We often see youth players in the US playing at high revolutions. They play 1-touch even when they have space to dribble! Consequence of this, they play by reaction and not comprehension, like robots. Coaches, please be very careful with the "play quick" message.
I hope you enjoyed this. Have a great week!
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