Welcome to the February 2021 issue of Elite Soccer. Despite the ongoing problems facing football, we have five brand new training sessions that will help you to both improve your players and further your development as a coach.
It’s a great pleasure to have Ralph Hasenhüttl back in the magazine and this month he shares a Premier League training session that he runs with Southampton. It’s an attacking practice focused on using patient build up play when in possession.
We’re also delighted to welcome Veljko Paunovic to the magazine for the first time. Veljko is the manager of EFL Championship side Reading and he has devised a series of activities to rehearse the kind of attacking patterns his players use when setting up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. We also have a session to encourage counter-attacking from deep with speed that has been written for us by Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Moore.
A highly respected coach, Keith Boanas has shared a session aimed at encouraging the use of wide players and creating more positivity in attacking areas of the pitch. And in a first for Elite Soccer, we include a session aimed at disability sport, written by Owen Coyle Junior, head coach of the England Amputee national team. It’s an interesting session specifically aimed at amputee football but easily adaptable to all codes of the game.
I hope you find that this month’s sessions will help your coaching. We will return next month with five more tried and tested training sessions.