Jorge Sampaoli Training Drills/Exercises

A superb resource here for coaches and footballers taking at look at some excellent training drills/exercises from Jorge Sampaoli at Club Universidad de Chile.  The videos can be seen by scrolling down below.

Sampaoli is currently the manager of Spanish club Sevilla.   He started out as a youth player and eventually switched to management due to a severe injury. Sampaoli started with an impressive managerial period at Coronel Bolognesi in 2006, and then again with a brief but successful period at O'Higgins and Emelec.

Sampaoli definitively consecrated as a head coach in 2011 and 2013 with Universidad de Chile, winning three league titles and the Copa Sudamericana championship. This success led him to coach the Chilean men's national team in 2013, replacing the previous coach. He led the Chilean national football team to their first Copa América title, after defeating Argentina in the final in the 2015 edition in Chile. He is well known for his attacking tactics, similar to those of Marcelo Bielsa according to the press and fans alike.

First up is a 2 vs 2 pressure, cover practice.

Next up is a defensive situation practice.

Next up is a 4 vs 2 crossing and finishing practice.

Not something we have seen before next.  An explosive heading practice.

Next is a 2 vs 1 build up into crossing and finishing.

Next up is a passing pattern working on playing out from the back.

Next up is a practice that works on defending direct balls into the front man.

Next up is a practice that focuses on pressing.

The final video is a 1 vs 1 finishing practice.