Through the Thirds

Through the Thirds : A Systematic Approach to Planning Your Football Season

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Do you coach footballers and want to build a practical, possession-based soccer curriculum? You've come to the right place!

Through The Thirds - from leading youth coach Tony Mee - offers a practical methodology for football coaches working with 12+ year-old footballers, who want to see their teams play with technique, confidence, and tactical intelligence.

Based around a real-world training programme - which has been developed and delivered by Academy coaches with Academy players - it provides a logical series of progressions, and the opportunity to develop players across all areas of the pitch, both offensively and defensively.

The practices are designed for the 11-a-side game, and different team formations, and provide a complete season's programme of work. In turn, the book contains more than 140 fully-illustrated exercise plans in colour, alongside instructions for developing attacking play, strong defences, and effective transitions.

Chapters cover a host of areas, including: players' roles and responsibilities, warm-ups, developing play from the defensive third, developing play in the attacking third (including finishes), transitions from the defending third, and more.

Whatever level you coach at, Through The Thirds is a must-read coaching guide!

Tony Mee is a UEFA A Licence football coach, currently working at League One Doncaster Rovers FC. Over 60% of the proceeds generated from this book will be donated to the Huntington's Disease Association - a charity of great importance to Tony, whose wife sadly suffers from the condition, for which there is currently no known cure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 15mm | 703g
  • English
  • 140 Illustrations
  • 191112188X
  • 9781911121886
  • 839,541

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