Philipp Lahm: The Ideal Holding Midfielder
Philipp Lahm is one of my all time favorite soccer players. What is not to love; he makes great passes, he rarely turns the ball over, and he is an excellent tackler. Whenever one of my midfielders asks me how I want them to play on the field, I show them clips of Phillip Lahm.
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The three grid possession drill is a great game to get players sharp on the ball, linking up with teammates, and delivering quality passes.
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Two teams against one is a simple keep away drill that is very effective to help players work on keeping possession of the ball.
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This is an excellent variation of a rondo keep away drill where if the defenders win the ball, they can keep possession with players on the outside of the grid.
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In defense drops two, the offensive team has a numerical advantage because the defense must drop two players off of the field.
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Mini goal game with neutrals is a great game for players to work on keeping possession of the ball because they have lots of passing options with neutral players around the outside.
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The ten ball shooting test can be used for players to practice shooting on their own or as a test to see how many goals they can score out of ten shots.
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Finishing in a square is a great drill for strikers to practice finishing in front of goal. Players position themselves around the 18 yard box and deliver passes to a player inside the 18 yard box who tries to score.
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The Dortmund 2v1 shooting drill is an excellent game for players to practice dribbling towards goal quickly and finishing.
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Rapid one touch finishing is a great drill for players to get lots of repetitions shooting inside of the 18 yard box.
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