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Defending against overloads

Defending in small groups

This is all about defending in small numbers where it’s common for one or two defenders to find themselves in situations where they are exposed to an overload of attackers. MORE

Pressure to win the ball back

Close down and press

This game is all about winning the ball back as quickly as possible by closing down and pressing opponents all over the pitch but ideally high up the pitch. MORE

Play one touch rondos

How Do I Coach Better First Touch?

Whether it's receiving a firm pass on the run, intercepting an ill-considered pass by the opposition, or just winning a 50/50 ball, some of our players just aren't able to keep the ball close enough on that first touch to establish complete control. MORE

Organised to attack

Organised attacking play

This session focuses on hitting wide areas with the use of group attacks and switching. It works on the basic play used to develop attacking moves to get from one third to the next to create goal scoring chances. MORE

Penetrate defences

Playing out to score

A team that plays out from the back keeping possession and playing through the thirds will create good goalscoring chances MORE

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Flying Fullbacks

Flying Fullbacks

The sight of a defender bombing on down the over-lap is no longer seen as a surprise move from an unexpected angle but a key part of how all the best sides seek to play. Fullbacks are now a potent attacking force in the professional game – it’s very rare you see a team that... MORE

Space Invaders soccer drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

Space Invaders

You have to fast in this dribbling game with the focus on close control, passing accuracy and pace, one-touch passing. MORE

Beat two and score - part 1

Beat two and score

Beat two and score is a dream practice for players who love to show off their skill and dribbling ability. Players must compete to dribble outside the opponent’s end line and into a second 1v1 situation where a quick change of direction can give them the opportunity to shoot. MORE

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Appropriate for most major coaching qualifications
Activities for all boys and girls youth age groups

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