Touchdown is a small sided transition game the requires the players to quickly adjust from attacking to defending and vice versa.
In the video clip below Brian McMahon,Palm Beach Atlantic University Head Coach describes his Touchdown Drill and then shows video of the drill being executed. Coach McMahaon’s successful career includes: 2015 NCAA Elite Eight and NCAA South Region Champions, 2014 NCCAA Final Four and NCCAA South Region Champions, 2012 NAIA National Champions, 2012 NSCAA and the NAIA National Coach of the Year, over 300 wins at the collegiate coaching level.
The best teams in the world are dangerous in the attack and well-organized defensively, but they also have the ability to make quick transitions. Top level teams like Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, and Chelsea under Jose Mourinho were known for the way they used transition.
Teaching a team to instinctively transition and react positively to moments of change can be challenging. Coach McMahon introduces the concept of a holistic team approach to executing transitions through innovative, progressive training exercises like the one below. Coach McMahon differentiates his training approach by incorporating an attacking, up-tempo style that has made his team an attacking threat.
For more information about this transition drill and others check out Coach McMahon’s full instruction video here: Small-Sided Transition Games Progressing to Goal
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