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Soccer is one of the most innovative sports. But it lags behind when it comes to position specific training. Unfortunately, not all of us have the budgets of elite level sides, and can afford to hire specialist coaches for defenders, the midfield and strikers, as well as for goalkeepers. Thankfully, you no longer have to. Our new book, The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training, reveals how to run specialist training for different positions all in the same session.
Split into three parts, it’s packed with position specific drills that are focused on the skills, mindset and scenarios for defenders, midfielders and forwards. This allows you to split your squad into groups so they can focus on the key skills for their position and get bigger improvements from every session.
Whether you want to improve defensive transitions, turn your midfield into a well oiled engine room or enhance the technical skills of your forwards, The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training has the drills that help you do it.
“Being able to split your squad into groups means each player gets more time to focus on their position and gain bigger improvements from every session”
Giving players the coaching they need for their position can be challenging when you don’t have an army of coaches or willing parents to rely on. But giving players position specific training, which mirrors real game scenarios, can be a fast track route to success.
If you want to expand your training sessions without having to break your coaching budget, The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training could be the blueprint you’re looking for. Brimming with training drills focused on defensive work, midfield shape and developing a sleek attacking front line, it allows you to select drills for each part of your team and get every player focusing on the core skills for their position all in the same session.
In soccer it’s certainly true that team performance is the sum of its parts. Now you can improve each part and dramatically improve your team overall.
“Discover how Canada’s U18 Men’s Coach develops his team in multiple positions in a single training session”
Canadian U18 Men’s National Team Head Coach, Rob Gale has been involved in soccer at the highest levels since he was 14 years of age, when he signed as an associate schoolboy with Fulham Football Club. He continued training with the Wycombe Wanderers, where he first took an interest in coaching under the tutelage of Alan Smith.
Rob went on to play in the USA and Canada representing at the club national championships and winning Most Valuable Player awards provincially and at national competitions. He has coaching licenses from the UK (UEFA), the United States, and Canada where he obtained his National A license in 2006. Rob has coached at the professional academy level and in professional community programs.
Rob’s philosophy of hard work and enthusiasm, plus his player centered approach to development, has transformed our provincial teams programs. In the 20 years before Rob began working with the Association, only 2 players went on to the international stage. In the 5 years since Rob began, he has led 17 players to represent Canada internationally. Countless more are now playing university soccer in Canada and the US on scholarships, having graduated through the RTC/NTC Programs.
Rob is also the author of The Complete Guide to Coaching Advanced Players.
What’s covered in The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training
The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training is split between the different positions, with an extensive analysis of the roles and responsibilities of each. This includes skills requirements, typical playing style, physical requirements, situations they’ll face with and without the ball and the ideal mindset. After analyzing how these attributes relate to your own players can you select the most appropriate drills from each chapter.
The first part of The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training covers defensive drills. This includes defensive organisation with transitions, functional work, group tactics playing out from the back and blocking long range shots.
The next section looks at how you can improve the midfield. Rather than focus on developing one player who can dribble and another who can pass, the drills allow you to create effective all rounders. This includes drills for phases of play, shadow play for better decision making and functional position work.
The final third focuses on developing forwards. Whether you want to create a fox in the box, a withdrawn number 9 or a traditional target man, there are drills in The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training that will help you do it. Drills covered include patterns of play involving fullbacks, finishing on goal and incorporating functional wide players.
What you will gain from The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training
If you’re not getting the improvements you want from full team drills, it’s time to look at drills focused on each position. The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training shows you how to do it with a full complement of drills for each position. All the drills have been carefully selected to provide players with training focused on their attributes and to recreate real game scenarios on the practice pitch.
From The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training you will gain:
Ultimately, The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training allow you to implement special teams training, without having to hire a single extra coach. This means you can create highly focused sessions for every player all at the same time, and get bigger improvements from every session.
WORLD CLASS COACHING is recognized globally for the quality of its soccer coaching resources, which are used by over 40,000 soccer coaches from around the world. We wouldn’t be offering The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training unless it achieves our exceptionally high standards. However, if you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training after six months of implementing its drills and exercises then please contact us for a no quibbles refund.
“Your training sessions will resemble those of an elite team but without needing a squad of coaches to run it.”
Now you can gain all the benefits of having specialist coaches on your staff without having to beg your team’s sponsors to pay for them. The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training provides all the drills you need for creating elite level style multi-discipline sessions that give your players the specialist training they need for each position.
Defenders will be able to focus on group tactics, functional work and defensive organisation. Midfielders on phases of play and speed of play. And forwards can devote more time to shooting practice, wide play and scoring goals.
If your team’s improvements have stalled, it’s time to give them the specialist training they need to improve the core skills vital for success. The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training reveals how it can be done for every player and all in the same session.
P.S. The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training provides highly focused drills that allow you to split your squad into groups so they can work on drills matching the skillset and real game situations of their position. The result is that you can improve your team in multiple areas in a single training session without having to double your coaching staff.
P.P.S If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the soccer coaching resources in The Coach’s Guide to Position Specific Training after six months then we will refund your purchase in full, no questions asked.