One of the most interesting parts of being a coach is getting a grip on the tactics that a team plays – one thing for sure is there are a million different ways to play the game. A coach needs to create a playing style for the team and also have a number of different styles up his sleeve should the tactics prove ineffective against the team they are playing. MORE
How to stop the opposition’s best player
It’s important when playing against a player that scores a lot of goals that you stop the space. If you’re playing against somebody that hits the goal from all areas of the attacking third, you’ve got to get really tight.
The trick is to arrive when he receives the ball so that he hasn’t got time to run at you and get into the space behind. Close him down early and don’t give him a chance to build up momentum, because once a player knows he has the beating of you, you’re in for a hard time.
My favourite sessions for stopping players that score lots of goals start with these 8 TIPS FOR STOPPING HARRY KANE
You need good individual defending to stop the attackers before they get near the goal. These are two excellent ways to practice:
And if your outfield players are struggling make sure you have a goalkeeper who can save the day with this session