Plus get a FREE eBook with 10 additional exercises and small-sided games to train the
core techniques and tactics required to play with a midfield triangle
Did you know that whoever controls the midfield wins 75 percent of their games? It’s true. Whether you play with a 4-2-3-1, 4-3-3, 4-5-1 or any other formation, the midfield is critical to your success. Statistically the midfield gets more touches of the ball than any other position. So control of the midfield means you can control the game. What’s more, if you have a three man midfield you can reduce the touches of the opposing team while increasing those of your own. It’s why a three man midfield is fast becoming the most dominant shape in the game today and the key to success for many of the world’s best teams, such as Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders tells you everything you need to know about implementing a three man midfield effectively. It covers all the formations associated with a three man midfield in depth, explaining the functionality if the formation along with an extensive collection of drills and exercise for training your team to play with a three man midfield in possession and in defense.
Ever since its inception in Holland’s brand of ‘Total Football’, playing a three man midfield has become the hallmark of advanced teams with a technical base and keen tactical understanding. Now you can discover how to utilize it for your own team and train them to use it effectively in Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders.
“Unearth the evolution of the three man midfield from the 1950s 1-2-3-5 system to present day”
The birth of the three man midfield can be traced back to the end of the 1960s when Holland started playing a triangle midfield to counter England’s rigid 4-4-2. It was the engine room of their Total Football system of intricate, fast paced passing, with midfielders shifting and interacting with other players to create more goal scoring opportunities and make marking seem impossible.
Since then the triangle midfield has been embraced in many different forms wishing to play centrally and able to move the ball wide with quick touches. This includes Greece on their march to winning Euro 2006, Argentina to cater with Diego Maradona’s wizardry and the fabled Brazilian box midfield.
Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders explores the possibilities a triangle midfield offers in many different formations. Remember, whoever controls the midfield controls the game, and this special book shows you exactly how to use it effectively.
“An eBook born from watching how the triangle midfield is coached firsthand in its birthplace of the Netherlands”
Robert Podeyn’s goalkeeping and coaching career spans over twenty-eight years. His playing career started in New York, playing for Kings Park and then Cow Harbor. He then moved onto college soccer, helping LIU-C.W. to advance to the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals in 1987, earning All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-American honors in the process.
The next step in Podeyn’s career was to Long Island Stars, in the now defunct American Soccer League, where he set a professional record of 973 shutout minutes, earning team and league MVP honors in the process.
In 1990 Podeyn then began his coaching career back at Kings Park, coaching the junior and high school squads. Podeyn’s next move was to Florida, coaching both the boys and girls youth teams at Osceola High School and helping them to gain much improved winning records. In 2003 Podeyn coached the Williams Woods university, building them into one of the top offensive teams, with 183 goals in 57 games.
Podeyn’s reputation for rebuilding and re-energizing teams was further cemented at Northwood University, whom he took from the brink of extinction to a record setting season in which they nearly entered the NAIA Top 25. Podeyn now coaches at Southwest Babtist University Bolivar, Missouri, competing in the toughest women’s conference in the country (MIAA).
Podeyn has earned coaching certifications from the USSF, NSCAA and KNVB, all of which were earned with distinction. A keen student of the game, Podeyn has also traveled aboard to learn from some of the best foreign goalkeeping coaches, this includes completing English FA coaching courses and earning the UEFA coaching certificate. In Brazil he participated in sessions with CBF and CAM professional clubs.
Podeyn is also the author of, Three Dimensional Training, Coaching the Dutch 4-3-3 and Coaching the Complete Goalkeeper.
What’s covered in Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders
Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders starts by charting the evolution of the triangle midfield from the 1-2-3-5 system of the 1950s to its inception in Total Football through to its adoption by many of the world’s leading sides. The book then looks at how the three man midfield is implemented in all the formations associated with it.
This includes the 4-3-3 typically played by Manchester United and Barcelona, the 4-2-3-1 which has grown into prominence with women’s university sides, the 4-2-3-1 used by Greece to win the Euro 2006 tournament, the 3-5-2 favored by West Germany and Italy and the 4-5-1 which adopts a slow midfield to play and prevent penetration.
An in-depth analysis is provided for each formation to give you better understanding of the triangle midfield’s purpose and structure. You also gain a wealth of training exercises for coaching your players in how to play is effectively. This includes four exercises for each formation for possession and penetration and four exercises for each formation on how to train your team in its defensive responsibilities.
The exercises and drills in Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders will coach your players on aspects such as building out of the back, Italian shadow play, how to keep the opposition out of the middle and how to defend in the attacking third.
Author Rob Podeyn giving a team talk
What you will gain from Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders
The triangle midfield is one of the dominate shapes used in the game by many of the elite technical teams including Spain, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. These teams all know that if you control the midfield you control the game, and statistically have a higher chance of winning the game.
Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders shows you exactly how to implement and train a three man midfield for a variety of formations. You will discover how to triangulate your midfield for each, how to train your players to use it effectively in possession and how to train them to adopt defensive responsibilities. This includes Italian Shadow Play, MF combinations, possession play building out of the back and runs to goal.
The ability to play a triangle midfield will enable you to dominate possession against teams playing more rigid formations, to create more scoring opportunities and to overwhelm the opposition in the middle. Your players will also enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of playing a system adopted by many of the world’s elite teams.
Whether you coach university teams or professional sides, if your team has the technical ability and tactical understanding to play a three man midfield then Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders will be a valuable addition to your coaching library. It shows you everything you need to know about how to implement the engine of Total Soccer and a key component of many of today’s most successful sides.
“The Triangle Midfield book is a fantastic resource for any coach who wants to implement the 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-3 formations. The book is aimed at advanced players and gives good detail on how to shape the team. I found the diagrams to be useful and this was reinforced with the textual content. I have used the information within the book over a number of different sessions and would highly recommend triangle midfield to anyone who would like to gain more knowledge about controlling the midfield.” – Scott Richardson, Assistant DOC, Aquinas College, Perth
And Get this FREE eBook with your purchase
Training the Triangle Midfield is a free eBook that includes an additional 10 exercises and small-sided games to train the core techniques and tactics required to play with a midfield triangle. The exercises are designed to get the players moving the ball quickly in an organized and disciplined fashion, elements needed to be successful in the triangle midfield. Some of these exercises are generic enough that they can be used with all players as they will focus on all of the elements of technical training (preparation, skill and speed). Use them to develop a quicker technical mentality for your players while also developing them in the training exercises shown in the Triangle Midfield Book. It is important that you first focus on the technical aspects of the triangle midfield and making sure that the qualities you need for each position are present in the players you have in these positions.
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“It explains everything you need to know to gain a higher level of understanding and training to play one of the dominant shapes in the modern elite game”
Coaches everywhere dream of being able to create their own triangle midfield similar to that of Iniesta, Xavi and Busquets for Barcelona or that of Manchester United or Real Madrid. But the triangle midfield can be one of the most complicated and intricate shapes to coach, due to the number of variations and difficulty of finding specific drills to train it.
Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders provides you with everything you need to know about implementing the three man midfield. All the associated formations are covered, with in-depth analysis of the triangle’s role in each along with extensive training exercises focused on developing the technical skills and mindset to play it effectively.
It’s often said that statistics don’t lie, and this is perfectly true when they say that whoever controls the midfield wins 75 percent of games. Now you can discover this for yourself by implementing an effective triangle midfield that can dominate possession, create more goal scoring opportunities and push the statistic chances of winning in your favor.
P.S. Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders focuses on one of the most dominant shapes in the modern elite game. It covers how a three man midfield can be implemented in many different formations along with a series of exercises for training your midfield players in how to perform it effectively to dominate possession and to create more goal scoring chances.
P.P.S If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the soccer coaching resources in Triangle Midfield – Functional Training for Midfielders six months then we will refund your purchase in full, no questions asked.