Soccer Book: Spain Attacking Sessions – 140 Practices from Goal Analysis of the Spanish National Teams

Soccer Book: Spanish SessionsLearn how to coach your team to play like “the best national side in the world” with 140 practices organized into 31 ready-made sessions.
This top class book in FULL COLOUR – Spain Attacking Sessions is the 2nd in a series of books which provide you with a blueprint of how to attack and score goals like the world’s best teams.

This soccer book provides a full and extensive analysis of the Spanish National Team’s best goals during the 2008-2012 period when Spain won Euro 2008, the World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.

This goal analysis has been used to produce 31 ready-made sessions (140 practices) including: functional technical practices, patterns/phases of play, possession games, transition games, opposed/unopposed zone play and small sided games.

You, the coach, can learn how to train your team in the same style as Spain and adapt your own training methods to produce outstanding results.

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This soccer book includes:

  • 272 Pages
  • FULLCOLOUR Print
  • 48 Goal Analysis
  • 31 Sessions
  • 140 Practices

This book includes chapters on how to play in all the different phases of the game and against various different oppositions and formations. The first 3 chapter are based on attacking against teams which defend in the low, the middle and the high zone. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 focus on the transition from defense to attack in the low, middle and high zone.

Full Book Contents

  1. Summary Of Spain Between 2008 & 2012
  2. Spain Formation (4-4-2) & Players for UEFA Euro 2008 Finals
  3. Spain Formation (4-3-3) & Players for FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals
  4. Spain Formation (4-2-3-1) & Players for UEFA Euro 2012 Finals
  5. Coaching Format

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CHAPTER 1
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Low Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Inside the Penalty Area 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (7 Practices)
1. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice
2. Directional First Touch Continuous Finishing Practice (2)
3. Directional First Touch and Finishing Inside the Penalty Area
4. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 (+8) Small Sided Game
5. Quick Finishing in a 6 v 6 Small Sided Game
6. Quick Finishing in a 2 Zone 6 v 6 (+4) Small Sided Game
7. Directional First Touch and Quick Finishing in a Position Specific Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (6 Practices)
1. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run
2. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing
3. One Touch Combination Play and 3rd Man Run with Finishing (2)
4. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a 6 v 6 (+2) Small Sided Game
5. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
6. Attacking Combination Play with 3rd Man Runs in a Position Specific 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in and Around the Penalty Area 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. One-Two Combination & Dribbling Practice
2. One-Two Combination, 3rd Man Run and Finishing Practice
3. One-Two Combination on the Flanks in a Position Specific Pattern of Play
4. One-Two Combinations in a Position Specific 11 v 11 Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Passing in Behind a Defensive Line Positioned on the Edge of the Box 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
Full Pitch Template for 5 Practices
1. 6 (+4) v 4 Possession Play in the Centre Transition Game
2. 10 v 10 Tactical Movements in the Middle Zone Possession Game
3. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind the Defence Goal Zone Game
4. 10 v 10 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game
5. 11 v 11 Receiving in Behind & Finishing Goal Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from Deep 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. Full Back’s Support Play in a 9 v 9 (+2) End to End Possession Game
2. Full Back’s Support Play in a 10 v 10 (+2) End to End Possession Game on a Full Pitch
3. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game
4. Crossing from Deep in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)

Goal Analysis: Attacking on the Flank: Crossing from the Byline 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. Continuous Crossing & Finishing Practice
2. Crossing & Finishing with Quick Transitional Wide Counter Attacks
3. 2 v 1 Flank Play in a Dynamic Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Unopposed Pattern of Play
2. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in an Opposed Pattern of Play
3. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 7 v 6 Zonal Game
4. Creating Space to Shoot Using a Target Man in a 9 v 10 Zonal Game

Goal Analysis: Creating Space to Shoot from Outside the Box 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game
2. Attacking through the Centre in a 4 Zone Shooting Game (2)
3. Attacking through the Centre and Shooting from Distance in a 6 v 6 Dynamic Small Sided Game

Goal Analysis: Individual Play: Dribbling & Creativity 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. Dribbling Inside from the Flank and Shooting Unopposed
2. Switching Play & Finishing in a Continuous 1 v 1 Duel Practice
3. Double 1 v 1 Play on the Flank & Finishing in a Dynamic Side Zone Practice

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CHAPTER 2 
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the Middle Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Switching Positions to Create Space 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Switching Positions to Create Space in a Combination Pattern of Play
2. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 6 v 6 (+4) End to End Possession Game
3. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 7 v 7 (+4) Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
4. Switching Positions to Create Space in a 9 v 9 Possession and Finishing Game with Central Zone
5. Switching Positions Attacking Combination Play in an 11 v 10 Position Specific Game with Central Zone

Goal Analysis: Attacking Combination Play: Maintaining Possession Before Quickly Switching Play to the Opposition’s Weak Side
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (4 Practices)
1. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction
2. Attacking Combination with Change of Direction (2)
3. Attacking from the Back with One-Two Combinations Pattern of Play
4. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a Position Specific Attacking Combination Practice

Goal Analysis: Through Balls from the Flank into the Centre & in Behind 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. 6v6 (+2) ‘End Zone’ Final Ball Game
2. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (1)
3. Diagonal Through Balls from Wide Areas (2)
4. Passing in Behind a Middle Defensive Line in a 9v9 Game
5. Switching Play & Attacking the Opposition’s Weak Side in a 4 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
1. 10 v 10 Passing through the Lines in a 6 Zone Possession Game
2. Passing through the Lines in a 3 Zone Possession Game with a Middle Safety Zone
3. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game
4. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (2)
5. Passing through the Midfield Line in the Centre in a Position Specific Zonal Game (3)

Goal Analysis: Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flank 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. 6 v 6 (+6) Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
2. 10 v 10 Position Specific 5 Zone Possession Game
3. Passing through the Midfield Line on the Flanks in a Position Specific 5 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC (5 Practices)
1. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 (+4) 2 Zone Possession Game
2. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 2 Zone Possession Game with 4 Goals
3. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 8 v 8 Game with 2 Goals
4. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in a 9 v 9 (+2) 3 Zone Game
5. Attacking in Behind the Defensive Line in an 11 v 11 3 Zone Game

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CHAPTER 3 
Attacking Against Teams which Defend in the High Zone

Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 6 v 4 Transition Game
2. Transition to Defence / Attack in a 4 (+2) v 4 Possession Game
3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game
4. Attacking from the Back Under Pressure in a 6 v 5 Dynamic Game
5. Attacking from the Back in a Dynamic Zonal Attacking Game

Goal Analysis: Building Up Play Against Opponents who Press High Up the Pitch 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Possession Play & Pressing in a 7 v 4 Transition Game
2. Possession Play & Pressing in a 4 (+3) v 4 Transition Game
3. Attacking from the Back & Quickly Providing Support in a 2 Zone Possession Game (2)
4. Possession & Pressing in a Continuous 4 Grid Transition Game
5. Keeping Possession in the Low Zone, Switching Play & Fast Attacks in an 11 v 11 Zonal Game

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CHAPTER 4 
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Low Zone

Goal Analysis: Quick Transition to Attack when Defending a Corner Kick 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Quick Passing Combination, Diagonal Runs & Dribbling Practice
2. Quick Passing Combination, 3rd Man Run & Dribbling Practice
3. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank
4. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank on a Full Pitch
5. Fast Break Attack when Defending a Corner Kick: Exploiting the Opposite Flank in a Fully Active Game Situation

Goal Analysis: Playing Quickly from Back to Front: Exploiting 1v1, 2v1 or 2v2 Situations in the Final Third 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (6 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Passing Exercise with 1v1 Duel
2. GROUP A: Possession and 1 v 1 Duels in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
3. GROUP A: 1v1 / 2v2 Duels in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game
4. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game
5. GROUP B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball in a Position Specific Game (2)
6. GROUP A & B: Press, Win the Ball & Quick Counter Attack with a Long Ball
– 2 v 2 Support Play in a 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: Passing through the Lines 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. Building Up Play Quickly Through the Lines Small Sided Games
2. Quick Transition to Attack from the Back in a 3 Zone Small Sided Game
3. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Game
4. Winning the Ball & Quick Transition to Attack in an 11 v 11 Dynamic 4 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack from the Low Zone: (4 v 3 +1 Situation) 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (2 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Win the Ball, Counter Attack & Quick Negative Transition (Switching the Point of Defence)
2. GROUP B: Transition from Defence to Attack in a 4 v 5 (+2) Dynamic Zonal Game
3. GROUP B: 6 v 6 Quick Reactions in a 2 Zone Transition Phase Game
4. Group A & B: Winning the Ball & 4 v 3 (+1) Fast Break Attacks in a 3 Zone Transition Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Fast Break Attack 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel
2. Fast Break Attack with Support Play 1 v 1 (+2v2) Duel (2)
3. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game
4. Dynamic 3 v 3 Quick Transition Game (2)

Goal Analysis: Transition to Attack with a Numerical Disadvantage in the Opposition Half 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 2 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
2. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game
3. Possession Play with a Numerical Disadvantage in a 3 Zone Dynamic Transition Game on a Full Pitch

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CHAPTER 5 
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the Middle Zone

Goal Analysis: Quick Counter Attack in a 2 v 2 Situation with Curved Outside Run 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (7 Practices)
1. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind
2. Curved Outside Run to Receive in Behind (2)
3. Attacking Combination Play with Inside / Outside Runs
4. Attacking Combination Play with Curved Outside Run and Shot
5. Inside & Outside Attacking Runs with 2 v 1 Duel and Finishing
6. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass Out Wide in a 7 v 7 Dynamic 3 Zone Small Sided Game
7. Transition to Attack in the Middle Zone with a Curved Run & Pass
Out Wide in a Dynamic 3 Zone Game

Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone, Quick Pass and Counter Attack 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (6 Practices)
1. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game
2. GROUP A: Winning the Ball & Quick Pass in a Continuous 3 Zone Gauntlet Game with Goals
3. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line
(4-4-2 / 4-4-1-1 Pattern of Play)
4. GROUP B: Dribbling the Ball Inside to Create Passing Options in Behind the Defensive Line in a 6 v 5 Zonal Game
5. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Passing Immediately in Behind
(Position Specific 8 v 8 Game)
6. GROUP A & B: Winning the Ball in the Middle Zone & Quick Counter Attack
in a 5 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Creating a Numerical Advantage in the Centre & Quick Counter Attack using the Flank 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (4 Practices)
1. Break through the Centre, Pass to the Flank, Support Play & Finishing Practice
2. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 5 v 5 (+4) Transition Game
3. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in a 2 Zone Small Sided Game
4. Quick Counter Attack, Crossing & Finishing with Wide Support Players in an 11 v 11 Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Quick Pass in Behind the Defensive Line after Regaining Possession 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game without Goalkeepers
2. Regaining Possession Quickly in a Dynamic 12 v 7 Transition Game with Goalkeepers & Passing Gates
3. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game
4. Regaining Possession and Fast Break Attack in a 9 v 9 Game (2)
5. Fast Break Attacks in a Dynamic 4 Zone 11 v 11 Transition Game

Goal Analysis: Breaking from the Middle Zone: Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Fast Break Attack Game with 4 Different Scenarios
2. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game
3. Possession & Fast Break Attack 3 Team Dynamic Transition Game (2)
4. Exploiting the Weaknesses in the Opposition Defence in a Dynamic 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
5. Fast Break Attacks with Different Numerical Scenarios in an 11 v 11 Game

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CHAPTER 6 
The Transition from Defence to Attack in the High Zone

Goal Analysis: Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Continuous 6 v 5 Zonal Possession Game
2. Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic Transition Game with 4 Goals
3. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 4 Zone Small Sided Game
4. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 5 Zone Small Sided Game
5. Transition from Attack to Defence & then Defence to Attack in a Dynamic 7 Zone Game on a Full Pitch

Goal Analysis: Winning the Ball & One-Two Combination High Up the Pitch 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. One-Two Combinations with Passive Pressing
2. One-Two Combinations in Direction of Play with Passive Pressing
3. Dribbling, One-Two Combinations & Finishing Practice
4. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in an 8 v 8 (+2) Small Sided Game
5. Winning the Ball & One-Two Combinations in a 9 v 9 Small Sided Game

Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (3 Practices)
1. Quick Transition to Attack / Defence Dynamic 9 v 9 Possession Game
2. High Press & Counter Attack in a 9 v 7 (+4) Small Sided Game
3. High Press & Counter Attacking in a Position Specific Game

Goal Analysis: Pressing High Up the Pitch: Transition from Defence to Attack 
SESSION FOR THIS TOPIC
 (5 Practices)
1. Continuous Transition to Defence & then Transition to Attack in an 8 v 8 Dynamic Game
2. High Intensity 8 v 8 Pressing Game with Empty Goals
3. Continuous Transition to Defence / Attack in an 8 v 8 Small Sided Game
4. Continuous Dynamic 9 v 9 Transition Game with Shooting Zone
5. Winning Possession High Up the Pitch in an 11 v 11 Transition Game

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