Midfielders control the play; they help their defense and supply the ball to their attackers. They are integral to how the team plays and therefore need to learn effective support play and create links throughout the team. This requires organization, understanding of their roles, and clever decision-making to ensure that the team is a successful one.
Using the midfield drills on Cupello will help coach your midfielders these abilities as well as creative individual skills and the confidence required to be a prosperous midfielder. Find various methods to train your midfield and see them grow as players, becoming a well-rounded presence at the heart of the team.
Pivots: use one against weaker teams but to control strong teams play with two pivots in a diamond midfield.
Defensive midfielders should protect the Center Backs by denying through balls and blocking passing routes.
Attacking midfielders should spot opportunities to play through balls into space for attackers to run on to.