Attacking Soccer

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Human Kinetics, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 197 pages
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Put your opponents on their heels and the ball in goal! Use the strategies, plays, skills, and drills of Attacking Soccer to develop a high-powered offensive team that will take your club, high school, or college league by storm. The expert contributing coaches cover the following:

- Playing out of the thirds
- Possession soccer
- Changing points of attack
- Quick counterattacks and transitions
- Flank attacks
- Offensive patterns of play
- Restart plays
- Individual skill development

Editor Joe Luxbacher, head coach at the University of Pittsburgh, has assembled many of the game's top offensive-minded coaches including Dave Sarachan of D.C. United, Jay Hoffman of the U.S. Women's National Team, former Tampa Bay Mutiny coach John Kowalski, and college coaches Dean Foti of Syracuse, Sam Koch of Massachusetts, and Dave Masur of St. John's. Each coach explains and illustrates a specific aspect of developing an attacking offense, helping you develop and implement the tactics, skills, and drills that are needed to maximize scoring opportunities.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Name Shadow Play Playing Out of Back 4 vs
2
Playing Through
8
MiddleThird
9
WarmUp Technical and Tactical NumbersDp Attacking 3 vs 3 vs
10
EndZone Game
15
Changing the Point of Attack l
16
Combination Play and Crossing Game Crossing Game
18
Leeson
139
Developing Individual
140
Complete the Circuit
143
HunterFox
144
Hot Potato
145
Toss and Receive to Score
146
Game With Targets
147
Perimeter Passing and Receiving
148

Pressing to Score 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20
CHAPTER 3
21
Page
22
lndividual Attacking Attacking With One and Two Supporting Players Attacking With Midfielders Attacking With Midfielders by Changing Points ...
27
Attacking With Forwards and Midfielders
28
Attacking With Forwards Midfielders and Backs 23 24 26 27 28
30
Attacking Strategies
31
Quick
37
39
39
vs 1 in a Grid 4 vs 2 in a Grid 6 vs 3 in a Grid 4 vs 4 + 2 in a Grid Cone Game 100 Passes Consecutive Passes Lose lt and Sit Possession to Targets
44
Replace the Target Player
45
ThreeGoal Game Big GoalSmall Goal 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 44 45 46
47
lnterpassing With Four Players
50
ShortShortLong
51
ln the Zone
52
vs 2
53
vs 2 + 2
56
Team Knockout lV to Large Goal Put DownPick
59
Checkers
60
Going Vertical
61
The Game
62
Counterattack
63
50
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51
68
53
70
54
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56
73
Functional Fitness Crossing and Defensive Recovery
79
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62
82
OneTouch Crossing
85
Game for Flank Play
91
Patterned Runs to Create Penetration
97
Penetration of the Attacking Third
103
Attacking From Restart Plays
105
Short Throwlns From the Attacking Third
110
Long Throwlns From the Midfield Third
116
Outswinging Corner Kick Rehearsals
122
BC
128
CHAPTER W continued 98 Butler
134
Cleveland
135
Toledo
136
Defenders Choice
137
Nixon
138
NumbersUp Passing and Receiving
149
vs 3 Plus 4 Outside Grid Possession Game
150
Pass to the End Zone
151
Pass and Receive to Score
152
No Contact Passing and Receiving Game
153
vs 4 Possession Game
155
Slalom Dribble
157
Speed Dribble Race
158
Shadow Drill
159
Change of Direction Drill
160
All vs All
161
vs 1 to Central Goal
162
Take on Defender to End Line
163
FourZone Game
164
vs 2 to Sideline
165
FourGoal Game
166
Score by Dribbling Only
167
Dribbling Game With Restrictions
168
vs 1 Marking Game
169
Direct and lndirect
170
RapidFire Heading
171
ThrowHeadCatch
172
Dive Headers
173
Heading to Score
174
Heading Goal to Goal
175
Score by Headers Only
176
Scoring From Crosses
177
vs 3 + 3 in Penalty Area
178
Game With Wingers
179
MultipleGoal Header Drill
181
Score Through the Central Goal
183
Pressure Shooting Drill
184
Toss and Volley to Goal
185
GoaltoGoal Shooting Game
186
vs 2 in the Penalty Area
187
Breakaway and Score
188
LongDistance Shooting Game
189
Score Off a Back Pass
190
TwoZone Shooting Game
191
vs 2 on Shortened Field With Full Goals
192
Volley Shooting Game
193
vs 3 to Three Goals
194
CHAPTER 14
195
About the Contributors
196
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Joe Luxbacher, PhD, has more than 30 years of experience playing and coaching soccer at all levels. A former professional soccer player for the North American Soccer League, American Soccer League, and Major Indoor Soccer League, he is the head men's soccer coach at the University of Pittsburgh, a position he has held since 1984.

Twice selected Big East Conference Soccer Coach of the Year, Luxbacher has authored more than a dozen books and numerous articles on the sport of soccer. His soccer articles have appeared in national publications such as Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director and Soccer Journal.

Coach Luxbacher was inducted into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and was designated a "Letterman of Distinction" by the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.

Luxbacher resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Gail and children Eliza and Travis.

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