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Fast Pass Game

Fast Pass Game

Ball control in tight areas is vital to building a successful team that can play through the thirds. The overloads in this session help players to develop their ability to pass and receive. Why use it Great session for playing through tight midfield to get ball into attack – helps players deal with possession in […]

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The Drag Scissors Session

The Drag Scissors Session

The Drag Scissors is a great skill for a winger who wants to buy time and make space. Use the steps above to help players to learn the skill and this session will help them to practise it. Why use it If young players are facing a very fast defender they sometimes need to do […]

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U11 dribble with the ball and shoot drill

U11 dribble and shoot drill

This session has great match day attacking skills for 11-year-olds with ball movement, turning with the ball, running with the ball and dribbling the ball ending up with a positive shot at the end of the sequence. 1. Set up a 15 x 15 yards area split into a dribbling area of 7 yards and […]

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Get your striker scoring again

5 tips to get your striker scoring again

If you’ve got a stuttering striker, follow these handy confidence-boosting tips to get him firing again… Keep confidence high by sticking by strikers and giving them plenty of game time Tell them to relax and enjoy their football and not worry about the drought – the goals will come Praise them for their passing and […]

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New Year Resolutions

14 Coaching New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve got 14 things to think about this year – consider these points and see if you can work some of the principles into your everyday coaching. If you can, you’ll be a better coach because of it, I promise you. 1. Listen to your players Your players will always tell you if a training […]

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Find the Space

Find the Space

This is a useful training session to help players understand when and how to switch the play wide in order to create scoring opportunities with through passes. Why use it One of the primary attacking objectives of wingers is to get the ball to their feet where their 1v1 skills, speed and creativity can cause […]

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Off the Line Tactic

Off the Line Tactic

Off the line describes a wide player who moves from a wide area into central areas to receive the ball. The term refers to his movement off the touchline. A player can move into space from the wide areas to exploit a team that is blocking your wingers – needs good weight of pass and awareness […]

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U8s ball control feature

U8s ball control game

At this age if players can hold onto the ball and dribble with it they will be technically better than most of their opponents and be able to advance on goal into dangerous areas of the pitch giving them more chance of scoring a goal. Dribble with the ball 5 yards with one half turn.

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Explosive in Midfield feature

Explosive in Midfield

Yaya Toure can drive defenders backwards, find space and exploit it. Use this fast session to teach your midfielders how to drive play in different ways, just like the Ivory Coast star. Why use it Attacking play from midfield can fire a team forward and create the kind of chances in the final third that […]

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