Thirds of the Soccer Field by Dr. Dina Gentile

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Hear Coach Gentile describe how dividing the soccer field into thirds - defensive, middle and offensive - can help youth players understand expectations and their role on the field.

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Thirds of the Soccer Field by Dr. Dina Gentile

  1. 1. Thirds of the FieldCoach Dina Gentile
  2. 2. What to do at different spaces on the field?• The field can be divided up into thirds to effectively explain what players should do at each positional area on the field.• Showing the players what you expect equates to a better understanding of the game.• From defense to midfield to offense, we must spend time teaching players how they can maximize their performance (as an individual and as a cohesive unit).
  3. 3. Teaching: Thirds of FieldUse cones to designate three areas of the field:defensive third, midfield, and offensive third.
  4. 4. Teaching: Defensive Third of Field• What do we expect players to do?• What terms will we use to teach?
  5. 5. Teaching: Middle Third of Field• What do we expect players to do?• What terms will we use to teach?
  6. 6. Teaching: Offensive Third of Field• What do we expect players to do?• What terms will we use to teach?
  7. 7. Teaching Activity• In each of the grids, create situations: ( 2 v 3, 2 v 2, 3 v 2).
  8. 8. Progressing: Teaching Activity• Set-up• Play in the grids to start, stop to teach.• Add bonuses, up and back allows players to go to next grid.
  9. 9. Thirds of Field• Build off of concepts you have already instructed ( 1 v 1, give and go, up back through, defensive principles, throw-ins, create channels on the outside alleys)• Create situations for your players to learn from playing with a player down in the offensive third, to playing with a player up in the middle third of the field.• Have fun with this!!!
  10. 10. Elevate the gameon and off the fieldvisit korrio.com to learn how facebook.com/KorrioSports twitter.com/KorrioSports

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