Alan Kirkup 4-Pack

Alan Kirkup 4-Pack
Alan Kirkup 4-Pack
Item# RD-04096
$99.99
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Product Description

  • Learn to overload opposing defenses by attacking with your defensive backs
  • Train your players to make effective key runs when attacking--near post, far post, and trailing
  • Train players dynamically to create a more realistic and game-like training environment
  • Maximize your athletes' touches on the ball during warm-ups and training
with Alan Kirkup, University of Florida Assistant Coach,
former player for Manchester United FC; over 27 years coaching experience including 18 years as a head coach at the collegiate level (over 200 wins)

The 4-2-3-1 formation has become wildly popular after the powerhouse Spanish and German National Teams used it to dominate their competition throughout the 2010 World Cup. Alan Kirkup expertly combines lecture, diagramming, practice and competition footage to help you successfully implement the 4-2-3-1 system.

Once you learn the tactical nature of the 4-2-3-1, Coach Kirkup will show you the process of coaching the formation starting with position-by-position technical development, building up to small-sided games, and ultimately full-field competition. Key coaching points include:

  • building the attack through the back of the defense
  • creating 2 v 1 situations on the attack
  • making play unpredictable in the attacking third of the pitch
  • creating an understanding of the 4-2-3-1 by coaching it in a progressive method
Once all the steps of building your system are shown, a series of demanding, competitive training games are presented in-depth so that you can make the 4-2-3-1 work for you.

In addition to all the excellent coaching tips provided for you, this DVD concludes with a special segment designed to show you how to use the 4-2-3-1 to take advantage of special situations. Learn how to best use the 4-2-3-1 to win when defending a 1-0 lead or having to score when down a goal with ten minutes left.

Knowing how a system works is one thing, but coaching it to your players in a way they can understand is another. Coach Kirkup provides you with all the essential tools you will need to use this system to its fullest potential.

83 minutes. 2012.


with Alan Kirkup, University of Florida Assistant Coach,
former player for Manchester United FC; over 27 years coaching experience including 18 years as a head coach at the collegiate level (over 200 wins)

Possession based soccer relies on the quality and technical ability of the players. Teams that control the ball also control the attack.

Alan Kirkup shares drills that will challenge your players' technical ability and precision in a low pressure defensive environment. Players are taught techniques to maintain possession, effective attacking runs, and attacking combination play ending with shots on goal.

You'll see drills that allow players to practice various attacking strategies including individual feints, player combinations, dummies, straight runs / diagonal passes, and diagonal runs / straight passes. These drills will provide your players with ideas they can implement during match conditions. The focus on technique will provide your players ample opportunity to learn essential skills and develop the confidence to use them.

Both players and coaches will get new ideas by watching this video. Players will learn the importance of receiving on the back foot and using the spin out move to shield the ball. Coaches will learn many new drills their players will benefit from and enjoy.

Successful implementation of these techniques will help your team get past their opponents and score more goals.

42 minutes. 2012.


with Alan Kirkup, University of Florida Assistant Coach,
former player for Manchester United FC; over 27 years coaching experience including 18 years as a head coach at the collegiate level (over 200 wins)

Maintaining possession of the ball requires technique, good decision making, and a solid physical foundation. Alan Kirkup uses continuous activity drills that contain elements of both conditioning and maintaining possession while under pressure.

Coach Kirkup's practice, recorded in a live practice setting, progresses from individual work to team work. The first part of practice concentrates on the players improving their touc

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