MNT Jan 20, 2012
One of the areas of focus during the tactical work this camp has been on shifting and moving as a unit, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. One exercise designed to train these movements is what Jurgen Klinsmann calls the 'six goal game'.
Using a field of 70 yards long by 72 yards wide, the coaches set up the big goals in the center of each endline and then placed two smaller goals on each side seven yards from the sideline. With each team having the ability to score on three different goals spread virtually all the way across the field, the defending teams were forced to quickly move as a group from side to side in order to close gaps, block passing lanes, and prevent quick strikes. As you can imagine, the exercise also helps build soccer fitness.
Have a look as Klinsmann explains the exercise and see the results.