Melvin BeLong, Bethel College Head Coach; 2008 NAIA National Champions; 2008 NAIA National Men's Soccer Coach of the Year.
The Bethel College men's soccer program has experienced tremendous success since the arrival of Melvin BeLong. The 2008 NAIA National Champions have quickly risen to the top of the NAIA ranks. In this soccer DVD, Belong shares over 30 drills to work on footwork, ball handling, throwing motion and drops. BeLong guides his Bethel College players a number of conditioning drills with the ball. He begins with simple warm-up drills, then moves into a variety of ball, footwork and heading drills. All of these drills are designed to mimic game situations and are training the players to be alert to their surroundings. BeLong's philosophy includes being a possession team, so he shares many possession and transition drills including 4v4v4, 6v6v6, 9v9, full team drills, midfield and full-field drills. BeLong is actively coaching his players during these drills so picking out coaching points is extremely easy. These drills can be used for any age or skill level of players.
- Get more touches on the ball in each practice
- Incorporate conditioning throughout your practice
- Make your practices more efficient
55 minutes. 2009.