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Smoke Free Soccer: Coaches Manual: Chapter 4


Battle Zone 4 Drill [see explanation below]


This activity is called "Battle Zone" because sometimes staying tobacco-free seems like a battle. But, with the help of just a few dedicated tobacco-free teammates, kids can win in the Battle Zone.

The Game

  1. A regular four vs. four game.
  2. Since the field is narrow and long, this game lends itself to direct play and counter attacking.

Coaching Points

  1. Team shape.
  2. Attacking and defending principles.
  3. Fitness (you can’t perform at this level if you’re a smoker).
  4. Penetration vs. possession decisions.

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