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The DVD SoccerCoach

With our innovative soccer training videos, kids and adults as well as players and coaches can systematically teach and train soccer. So far hundreds of soccer drills have been produced in HD quality and have been published successfully on a series of DVDs. The idea for the production of the DVDSoccerCoach DVDs arose from our own coaching experience. Apart from conveying pleasure and fun, coaching soccer is also about the development and continuation of social skills to interact in a group, such as teamwork, sense of responsibility and fairness.

The legendary coach Ottmar Hitzfeld (Champions League winner with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund) has been supporting us since March 2010: “The concept of the DVDSoccerCoach has really convinced me: the DVDs are a great training aid – with these drills soccer players improve their game and also have a lot of fun with them. Absolutely recommendable!
Ottmar Hitzfeld

Since April 2010 Olympic Athlete Tim Lobinger has also been supporting us and since July 2010 professional soccer player (German Bundesliga) Michael Rensing too.


The soccer training videos are designed to enable kids, players and coaches to “simply play better soccer”. This also includes mastering soccer-specific moves perfectly, such as dribbling, passing and shooting as well as advancing explosiveness through improving coordination and agility.

The DVD SoccerCoach Vol. 1

Complete training programs in a short time

"Never again ponder for hours over new and effective training sessions."

Suitable for kids and grown-ups

Combine from

  • 10 warm-up
  • 10 coordination and
  • 10 technique drills as well as
  • 10 game variations more than
  • 600 different training sessions.
  • Bonus: shooting technique & frontal tricks
  • Running time: 75 minutes

Inclusive: Slow-motion pictures, freeze images, speaker and booklet with training tips

Free Soccer Coaching Tips

Dear coach colleagues,

The Muenchner Fussballschule wants to support you in the work with your kids. Therefore, we have created the “DVD – Soccer Coach” which enables you to put together a complete training program in a very short time. In the main menu you will find 10 warm-up drills, 10 coordination drills, 10 technique drills as well as 10 game variations which you can combine with each other as you like. The following points should be considered in order to put the training programs optimally into practise.

Training efficiency

Perform the drills solely with a ball. Every minute without a ball is lost time.

Set up your program before training, so that no time is lost during training. If this is not possible, due to lack of time, the kids should be occupied with the ball, while you are setting up. (Juggling, passing, drop kick controlling, etc)

Set up the drills at several goals, so that the kids do not have to queue up long. If there is only one goal available, set up the drill double at a goal and divide the kids into two groups. One group performs the drill with a goal, the other without a goal.

If a drill has to be set up several times, due to lack of goals, the goalkeeper should concentrate on one scorer as the scorers’ number of repetitions is crucial. Since many coaches only have one goal available, we have set up the drills on one goal while filming the DVD.

Before training begins, divide the kids into two teams by distributing bibs. This makes the allocation of the kids easier for later drills and saves time.

With game variations all balls should be at the sidelines by the coach. This way you can bring in a new ball at any time. When all the balls have been used, the kids collect the balls and you start the game anew. This way the game is not interrupted too often.

Increase the drills from “slow” to “competition intensity”, so from “easy” to “difficult”.

If only a few kids make mistakes, take them out of the drill and explain it to these players again. If all or almost all kids have problems with the drill, explain it to all kids again. If this does not help, make the drill easier until it works.

Pedagogical aspects

Praise your kids often, because kids with a healthy self-confidence learn much quicker than anxious kids If the kids do the drill incorrectly, then patiently explain the drill again. Motivate the kids. Do not criticize the kids, but rather show them how to do it the right way.

Technical aspects

In order to improve the technique of the kids, you should forbid them to shoot the ball away untargeted, regardless in what kind of situation. The kids should learn, to shield the ball also in their own penalty box and to solve the situation technically.

Only this way can the kids make progress. You achieve this by giving the other team a free kick, should a player just “kick the ball around”. Give your team time. The kids will make mistakes in the beginning and therefore lose matches. But in the long run success will be great. Explain this learning target to the parents and remain steadfast.

Allow your kids to apply tricks in a match. Only this way will the kids make progress in the 1 versus 1. A healthy mixture of a solo effort and passing the ball should be found, because soccer is a team sport. Therefore, include provocation rules. Goals can only be achieved when one of the players has performed a trick, or: goals that are scored after a trick are rated threefold.

Training set-up

A 90 minute training program for kids could be as follows: A) Warm-up program approx. 15 min.
B) Coordination and shot at goal approx. 15 min.
C) Technique and shot at goal approx. 30 min.
D) Final game approx. 30 min.

A) Warm-up program approx. 15 min.
B) Coordination and shot at goal approx. 15 min.
C) Game variations approx. 30 min.
D) Final game approx. 30 min.

A) Coordination approx. 15 min.
B) Technique and shot at goal approx. 15 min.
C) Game variations approx. 30 min.
D) Final game approx. 30 min.

You should vary the length of the individual training elements according to the learning target. The final game should however always last at least 30 minutes. Only this way, the kids will have fun playing soccer in the long run.

With the individual training elements consider the following points:

A) Warm-up program

  • vary the drill as much as possible
  • always with a ball
  • all players in motion
  • integrate elementary techniques which the players already master

B) Coordination and shot at goal

It is important here that the kids perform the coordination drills on the ball of their foot, so to speak on their toes.

After the kids have mastered the movement, they should perform the drill as quickly as possible. Afterwards the drill should be varied in order to set new incentives. Competitions are particularly well-suited.

Make sure that the kids also swing their arms and that they perform the drills accurately. Combine the drill with technical elements and finish.

The players should learn the skill to react to unexpected situations as quickly as possible. This drill lays the foundations for speed, reaction skill and agility.

C) Technique and shot at goal

  • Show the kids how to perform the drill. Kids learn best when watching first and then trying it out themselves.
  • Set the drill up on as many goals as possible. The kids should complete a high as possible number of repetitions in particular with regard of technique.
  • Increase the drill from “easy” to “difficult” up to competition intensity.
  • Start the drill slowly until it is understood. Gradually increase the speed in order to make the movements automatic.

D) Game variations and tactical behavior

The speed of the game should be as quick as possible in order to improve the players’ technical, coordinative and fitness skills.

Steering possibilities

  • All the balls should be by the coach.
  • The game should be organized without corner or throw-in. The coach passes the ball to the defense whose team would have had throw-in or corner.
  • Number of players: the fewer players, the quicker the pace.
  • Pitch size: the smaller the field, the higher the technical requirements as well as the demands on the one-on-one behavior.
  • Limitation of touches: the lower the number, the quicker the speed of the game.

Crucial

Fellow players have to get clear of their marker and loudly demand the ball. Make the players aware of one-twos and tricks.

Final game

  • All the balls should be by the coach.
  • The game should be organized without corner or throw-in. The coach passes the ball to the defense whose team would have had throw-in or corner.
  • Reward stepovers, one-twos and other tricks which were trained previously in the technique and shot at the goal drills: goals after stepovers count threefold. A basic stepover past the opponent counts as one goal.
  • Only a few or no interruptions at all by the coach.
  • Verbally demand the players to try out tricks.

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The DVD SoccerCoach Vol. 2

With even more variations - complete training programs in a short time

„Never again ponder for hours over new and effective training sessions“

Suitable for kids and grown-ups

Combine from

  • 10 warm-up
  • 10 coordination and
  • 10 technique drills as well as
  • 10 game variations more than
  • 1000 different training sessions.
  • Running time: 98 minutes

Inclusive: Slow-motion pictures, freeze images, speaker and booklet with training tips

How to coach a soccer team

Dear coach colleagues,

We have finally made it. The DVD Soccer Coach Volume 2 is available. Once again, we have compiled 10 new and effective training drills for you to each component consisting of warm-up, coordination, technique and game variations. In order to put the drills even more effective into practice, you should consider the following points.

Game organization

In volume 1 we have got to know some tricks and one-two techniques. It is important that you always refer to the real game and constantly prompt the kids to put into practice what they have learned in the game. It is crucial that you avoid putting pressure on the kids and expecting them to “win by all means.” Therefore, you should register your team slightly weaker at the association.

The technical education of the kids is decisive. The kids can only try out their tricks against slightly weaker opponents without the fear of losing. Self-confidence increases with every successful trick or one-two and also motivates the kids. This way the kids improve quicker, especially in the field of technique and coordinative skills. When the kids have been completely trained technically, they should gradually compete with stronger kids.

Kids under a high pressure of competition hardly improve technically. Competing with a stronger opponent should only take place after having completed a technical training. The kids should only play soccer under complete competition conditions at the age of approx. 13.

Position specific training

Make sure to let the kids play all positions up to the age of thirteen. If a player is set at the defense position he will solely learn the set-up to view the opponent. This way playing with the back to the opponent is neglected, so that he may be determined as a defender forever in his personal soccer game. Today, however, players have to be very flexible and versatile to play in different positions.

The small field offers a fixed rotation principle. Of course, this weakens your team as the best defender also plays in an attacking position and therefore, one or the other goal cannot be avoided. From this point of view it is also important to register your team slightly weaker.

On a large pitch for the age group of the 11-13 year olds the positions should be set for several players as the tactical requirements for the positions are high here and it takes longer to learn them. The defensive and offensive positions should not be changed until they have been learned from a tactical view.

Starting from the age group of 13-15 the positions with diverse requirement profiles of the respective players should be assigned permanently and also be trained according to the specific position.

Speaking on the pitch

We often notice that the kids hardly speak during a match. This significantly reduces the speed of game and therefore slows down the development of the kids. Demand the kids to communicate verbally with each other:

A player who is unmarked should loudly draw attention to himself. This way the ball possessor spots the unmarked man much faster and can therefore evade the opponent’s pressure better and quicker. The speed of the game increases. This also has a positive effect on the ball demanding player. Introverted kids often offer themselves only hesitantly. When they receive the ball they are not one hundred percent prepared for it, therefore the loss of possession is bound to occur. The more vehement the ball is demanded the better one is prepared for the possession of the ball and the better the ball can played on.

Someone who does not demand the ball will receive fewer passes and will not make quick progress.

Can the training programs also be used for grown-ups?

All drills can also be used for all age groups starting from the age of 7 and also for grown-ups. The only difference is the pace and the duration of strain. With grown-ups particularly pay attention to the strain and intensity. Breaks have to be integrated between the drills, as the muscles can overacidify compared to the muscles of kids. This can then easily lead to injuries.

Now we wish you lots of fun with our drills!

Your team from the DVD Soccer Coach:
David Niedermeier, Michael Schuppke & Nepomuk Fischer

By the way:
This time we have recorded the individual drills with a lot of variations. Do not continue with the next variation until the players have really mastered the drill. If you do not succeed to do all the variations within training time, then you can use the remaining ones for the next training session.

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Soccer Tricks for Kids Vol. 1

DVDSoccerCoach Special: Soccer Tricks for Kids Vol.1

Dribbling Techniques - One versus One - Offensive One-on-One

A DVD for players and coaches.

Content

  • Sideward 1 versus 1 on the wing
  • Short frontal 1 versus 1
  • Long frontal 1 versus 1
  • 1 versus 1 while standing
  • 1 versus 1 with the back to the goal
  • 1 versus 1 with the back to the goal while running
  • Corner flag tricks
  • Juggling tricks
  • Running time: 62 minutes

Inclusive: Slow-motion pictures, freeze images, speaker and booklet with training tips.

Soccer Dribbling Moves Tips

Introduction

Many coaches disapprove when players apply special tricks in a match or at training. Most of them regard them as circus acts with playing techniques of little effect. But this is not at all the case!

When you learn to apply the trick in the right game situation, it will be extremely efficient and will be a great advantage to you and your team.

Moreover, constant practice of the tricks leads to the improvement of your coordinative skills whereby your basic agility will be automatically increased.

The most important reason why you should practice these tricks is as follows:

The more you practice the tricks, the better your technique will become which in turn boosts your self-confidence. You will automatically play better and gain more recognition from your team-mates, parents or coaches.

This on the other hand will motivate you to train more in order to become an even better player. Therefore, your passion for soccer will increase and as a result you will be able to play soccer up to an old age; this is good for your health.

If your coach should forbid you to do any tricks, show him this text!

However, keep in mind that soccer is a team sport and that you also have to pass the ball to your team-mates. The name of the game is: dribble once, play once.

practice, practice, practice:

First you should practice the trick while standing in order to get a better feeling for movement. When you feel more confident try the trick while running slowly. It is important that you do the tricks exactly as shown on DVD, as incorrect, ineffective movement patterns are very hard to correct later on.

Afterwards you can try the trick out on a friend of yours. But do not be disappointed if you are not successful the first time. According to sport scientific findings it takes approximately 5000 repetitions until a trick can be impeccably mastered at full speed.

Therefore, you should systematically apply the tricks in your spare time, at training as well as in a match.

Quickest possible finish:

After having performed your trick, it is important that you sprint as fast as possible towards the ball and finish. Otherwise the opponent can easily catch up with you again. For this reason you should also not look up towards the goal:

A good soccer player always has the goal in his “peripheral view” before the finish.

You should also keep this in mind while practicing: only someone who trains competitively will also be able to deliver the tricks in a match.

Definition “optimal shooting position”:

After having performed a trick, it is very important that you bring the ball in the optimal shooting position. Otherwise there is a high risk of the defender blocking your ball. When standing in front of the goal, the optimal shooting position is at a 45-degree angle from both of your sides.

Two-footedness:

On this DVD you will find tricks with which you can dribble both left and right past your opponent. In order to shoot at the goal quickly, you should be able to kick with both feet. If you are not yet able to master this perfectly, you can train to play with both feet by applying the tricks.

Remember:

Great players are able to dribble both left and right past the opponent and kick the ball perfectly with both feet. This feature makes them so unpredictable and therefore excellent in a soccer match.

Of course, it is not as much fun to shoot at the goal with your weaker foot. But when you have learned it by practicing over and over again, you will soon have far more fun playing soccer.

The individual chapters:

For each of the individual tricks we have chosen a very typical game situation. But you can also apply the tricks in other game situations:

Sideward 1 versus 1 on the wing:

The Titiano Tonaldo trick is the most effective in a counterattack situation. As the defender is usually quicker without a ball, he will catch up with you. Exactly at this moment you shake him off with this trick and run on your own in front of the goal. You can apply the other two tricks universally. They can be performed in any game situation.

Short frontal 1 versus 1:

We have demonstrated these tricks on the wing directly at the edge of the penalty box, as they are very typical for this position in a match and lead to the finish. You should practice as often as possible. You can also apply these tricks in the center before you play a one-two.

Long frontal 1 versus 1:

Performing these tricks you need to have sufficient distance from your opponent. This usually happens on the wings of the opposing half or at a counterattack in the center. In your own half there is often not enough space for a long 1 versus 1.

1 versus 1 while standing:

These tricks belong to the standard repertoire of every soccer player, because they can be applied in almost all game situations.

1 versus 1 with the back to the goal:

You should mainly apply these tricks inside or at the edge of the penalty box, if you cannot find a following midfielder to pass to. Additionally, you can perform the tricks when shielding the ball after a throw-in or when being boxed in at the corner flag.

1 versus 1 with the back to the goal while running:

You can apply the tricks both as a defender and as a midfielder in your own half. Namely in all situations in which the opponent tails you.

Corner flag tricks:

These tricks are practicable in very tight game situations.

Juggling tricks:

It is important here that you have the ambition to practice as much as possible until you are really able to master the trick. The tricks are incredibly difficult at the beginning. But do not lose patience right away and practice them over and over again. Even we had to practice several weeks for each of these tricks.

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Soccer Tricks for Kids Vol. 2

DVDSoccerCoach Special: Soccer Tricks for Kids Vol.2

Dribbling Techniques - One versus One - Offensive One-on-One

Ideal for 5 to 15-year olds

With new Street Soccer Tricks! A DVD for players and coaches

Content

  • Sideward 1 versus 1 on the wing
  • Short frontal 1 versus 1
  • Long frontal 1 versus 1
  • 1 versus 1 while standing
  • 1 versus 1 with the back to the goal
  • 1 versus 1 with the back to the goal while running
  • Corner flag tricks
  • Juggling tricks
  • Running time: 61 minutes

Inclusive: Slow-motion pictures, freeze images, speaker & booklet with drill tips

Scissors moves, spin moves, fakes, tricks and more!

We’ve finally made it: the new DVD Soccer Tricks for Kids Vol.2 is available! With new street soccer tricks for you and your friends.

We were thinking before recording the newest soccer tricks for you: what distinguishes the best and most popular players of today’s soccer world?

All exceptional players are extremely quick and full of tricks. They usually master the 1 versus 1 in their sleep and this way help their team; by winning offensive one-on-ones they can enable their team to be in a superior number on the pitch at any time. They have to perform tricks and feints as quickly as possible in order to take the decisive advantage over their opponent’s reaction.

As these players are increasingly doubled by the opponent or are even challenged by three players it requires a greater and more creative trick repertoire to solve such difficult game situations.

Even for the other players, soccer specific movements and tricks become more and more important. As modern soccer is increasingly more tactical and the opponent makes the spaces even tighter because of extreme shifting towards the ball, the technical demands on the soccer players becomes greater. A player with a good repertoire of tricks can free himself much better out of tight situations. For these reasons you should practice all tricks of volume 1 and 2 until you master them in your sleep.

Make sure that you apply the tricks effectively in order to gain an advantage for your team without putting your opponent in a bad light.

If you dribble too much you destroy your team’s solidarity. This way you risk the team’s success. This in turn leads to you losing self-confidence and then your tricks will not succeed.

Never forget:

A strong team is characterized by its solidarity. A strong player can only shine in a functioning team. Therefore the rule applies: dribble once, play once!

Tips:

First you should practice the trick while standing in order to get a better feeling for movement. When you feel more confident try the trick while running slowly. It is important that you do the tricks exactly as shown on DVD, as incorrect, ineffective movement patterns are very hard to correct later on.

Afterwards you can try the trick out on a friend of yours. But do not be disappointed if you are not successful the first time. According to sport scientific findings it takes approximately 5000 repetitions until a trick can be impeccably mastered at full speed.

Therefore, you should systematically apply the tricks in your spare time, at training as well as in a match.

Quickest possible finish:

After having performed your trick, it is important that you sprint as fast as possible towards the ball and finish. Otherwise the opponent can easily catch up with you again. For this reason you should also not look up towards the goal: a good soccer player always has the goal in his “peripheral view” before the finish.

You should also keep this in mind while practicing: only someone who trains competitively will also be able to deliver the tricks in a match.

Definition “optimal shooting position”:

After having performed a trick, it is very important that you bring the ball in the optimal shooting position. Otherwise there is a high risk of the defender blocking your ball. When standing in front of the goal, the optimal shooting position is at a 45-degree angle from both of your sides.

Two-footedness:

On this DVD you will find tricks with which you can dribble both left and right past your opponent. In order to shoot at the goal quickly, you should be able to kick with both feet. If you are not yet able to master this perfectly, you can train to play with both feet by applying the tricks.

Remember:

Great players are able to dribble both left and right past the opponent and kick the ball perfectly with both feet. This feature makes them so unpredictable and therefore excellent in a soccer match.

Of course, it is not as much fun to shoot at the goal with your weaker foot. But when you have learned it by practicing over and over again, you will soon have far more fun playing soccer.

The individual chapters:

For each of the individual tricks we have chosen a very typical game situation. But you can also apply the tricks in other game situations:

Sideward 1 versus 1 on the wing:

The Titiano Tonaldo trick is the most effective in a counterattack situation. As the defender is usually quicker without a ball, he will catch up with you. Exactly at this moment you shake him off with this trick and run on your own in front of the goal. You can apply the other two tricks universally. They can be performed in any game situation.

Short frontal 1 versus 1:

We have demonstrated these tricks on the wing directly at the edge of the penalty box, as they are very typical for this position in a match and lead to the finish. You should practice as often as possible. You can also apply these tricks in the center before you play a one-two.

Long frontal 1 versus 1:

Performing these tricks you need to have sufficient distance from your opponent. This usually happens on the wings of the opposing half or at a counterattack in the center. In your own half there is often not enough space for a long 1 versus 1.

1 versus 1 while standing:

These tricks belong to the standard repertoire of every soccer player, because they can be applied in almost all game situations.

1 versus 1 with the back to the goal:

You should mainly apply these tricks inside or at the edge of the penalty box, if you cannot find a following midfielder to pass to. Additionally, you can perform the tricks when shielding the ball after a throw-in or when being boxed in at the corner flag.

1 versus 1 with the back to the goal while running:

You can apply the tricks both as a defender and as a midfielder in your own half. Namely in all situations in which the opponent tails you.

Corner flag tricks:

These tricks are practicable in very tight game situations.

Juggling tricks:

It is important here that you have the ambition to practice as much as possible until you are really able to master the trick. The tricks are incredibly difficult at the beginning. But do not lose patience right away and practice them over and over again. Even we had to practice several weeks for each of these tricks.

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Agility Speed Training Vol. 1

Simply playing soccer quicker.

Suitable for kids and grown-ups!

Speed training:
"Quick legs" make the difference and distinguish a good soccer player.

Content

  • Warm-up
  • Step 1: basic training
  • Step 2: frequency and sprint training
  • Step 3: reaction and action speed
  • Strengthening drills
  • Running time: 65 minutes

Inclusive: Slow-motion pictures, freeze images, speaker and booklet with instructions and training aid.

Soccer Speed & Agility Training Tips

Dear coach colleagues,

In modern soccer agility is a performance limiting factor of increasingly great importance.

Quick legs make the difference and distinguish a good soccer player. The skill to perform dribbling, shots at the goal, feints and changes of direction at a maximum speed under the highest pressure from the opponent is a basic requirement for playing soccer successfully.

A quick acceleration to a one-two, after a stepover or a won one-on-one – the first meters are crucial!

Apart from specific warm-up drills, the following features of agility are trained in a three-step training model on this DVD:

Step 1: basic training

Especially build-up and improvement of speed-strength

Step 2: frequency and sprint training

Frequency speed means the skill to run high frequencies. Picture your legs working like a sewing machine, a crucial skill for the first meters.

Step 3: reaction and action speed

Action speed means the skill to quickly execute actions with the ball. This DVD is topped off with a bonus program including drills for the stabilization of the torso. The torso muscles have a supporting and stabilizing effect when accelerating, sprinting with or without a ball or when quickly changing direction.

If the upper body is out of kilter when quickly changing direction, then an opponent with well-trained torso muscles will have enough time to race off.

If the upper body does not have sufficient stability while sprinting, the player runs slower as the upper body swings back and forth unevenly. Important energy gets lost unnecessarily. Without body tension the shot at the goal has no power and you get pushed away at a one-on-one.

How to apply the steps?

Optimal:
Execute the training once a week on its own and additionally to club training. Based on three months we recommend the following practise:

1st month: step 1 and 2
2nd month: step 2 and 3
3rd month: step 3

Minimum training:
With two training sessions a week integrate at least once a week agility drills into the regular training. Make sure that the training takes place at the beginning of a unit after a warm-up. Choose one or two drills from the program. IMPORTANT: even here the sequence of the steps should be followed.

What has to be considered?

Train the drills in combination with a quick as possible control of the ball or other techniques. This is a game-like situation and boosts the players’ motivation.

After a short learning and getting-used-to phase, demand an as fast as possible speed while performing the drills. The problem: agility training is actually a term which is misconceiving. Agility can be learned. If the players train the drills at a slow pace, it is that pace which will be memorized. What goes on in a complex brain process is simple: your players will not become quicker in this case but slower.

That is why the players do not only have to be physically, but also mentally fully relaxed. As a result they can focus their entire concentration and willpower on speed performance.

Quality before quantity. Always make sure that the movements are performed accurately. Also here e.g. an inadequate body tension is learned.

Important: with signs of fatigue stop immediately. Otherwise learning of speed is not possible due to the above-mentioned points.

Apply many diverse drills in order to avoid an agility barrier. This means remaining at an agility level because of monotonously training the same task. The player gets used to this level although he could improve.

How should agility be practiced?

There are diverse methods to train agility. We recommend the following guidelines:
Warm-up is mandatory. The muscles are strained a lot. To avoid injuries and to activate the individual muscles, a specific warm-up has to be carried out.

According to the number of players several stations have to be set up with the same drill. At each station there should be 7 players at the most. Otherwise the break between the repetitions becomes too long.

The drills are trained with maximum intensity over short distances (5-30 meters).

Training principle: 2-3 sets of a drill each with 6-8 repetitions.

This specifically means: 6-8 repetitions of a drill. Then 3-5 minutes break. Again 6-8 repetitions – 3-5 minutes break – 6-8 repetitions – 3-5 minutes break. The players should relax in a 3-5 minute break. It should be active. Give the players simple technique tasks such as soft short passing between 2 or 3 players. This break is important, so that the players can train with the utmost speed in the next repetitions again. The break between the individual repetitions results by itself. After having performed the drill, the players should return to the starting point and should not be on a continuous run.

Strengthening drills:

Additionally, train drills for strengthening especially the torso muscles. They can either be practiced after an agility training session or at home e.g. while watching TV in the evening. You get the optimal result when you perform the drills 2 or 3 times a week.

At which age is agility training sensible?

Kids at an age of 6-7 bring along the following requirements:

  • Favorable physical proportions
  • The skill to react quickly develops well
  • Quick development of frequency speed
  • High coordinative learning ability
  • Development phase of willpower

Conclusion: agility training is not only sensible beginning at an age of about 6 years, but absolutely recommendable for all kinds of sports where agility is a performance determining factor.

What does training look like?

  1. Warm-up
  2. Short stretching (max. 10 seconds) of the following muscles: thigh front and back, calf, adductors and hip flexor. Avoid long stretching of 20 seconds as the muscles relax and become soft. This is counterproductive for agility training because the muscles have to be under tension.
  3. Agility drills
  4. Warm-up and stretching (per muscle 20 seconds). When integrating into the normal training the further training program would follow at this point and then the cool down.

And now we wish you lots of fun and good luck with the DVD!

Your DVD Soccer Coach Team


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2 New Goalkeeper DVDs Exclusively on Itunes – Download Now!

Soccer Goalkeeper Training Basics – Now Available On iTunes

  • By Europe’s most successful training series
  • Covers all important areas
  • Create individual training sessions in just a few minutes
  • Developed by pros and experts
  • For all age groups and skill levels
  • Learn the successful German way of goalkeeping
  • Recommended by Bundesliga goalkeeper Michael Rensing
  • More than 30 drills
  • Jumping power training
  • Coordination
  • One versus one situations
  • Catching and diving
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  • Modern and creative drills
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  • Complete training programs
Content complete training programs complete training programs dribbling & feints dribbling & feints agility
warm-up drills
coordination drills
technique drills
game variations
shooting technique
frontal tricks
special 1 on 1 training
juggling tricks
corner flag tricks
strengthening drills
speed training
reaction training
speed strength training
combinable training programs more than 600 more than 1000 individual drills individual drills more than 600
           
age groups          
suitable for bambini training (4-7 years)
suitable for kids training (8-13 years)
suitable for youth training (14-17 years)
suitable for adult training
           
target groups          
coaches
players
coaches/trainers of other kind of sports
           
technique          
running time 75 min. 98 min. 62 min. 61 min. 65 min.
HD slow-motion pictures
explanation by the speaker
combinable with oder DVD content
playable on computer and DVD player
           
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