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Passing and dribbling

Return to play: Smart interplay

Check local rules about social distancing. The session is about quick and inventive play around the edge of the 18-yard box. It’s about being inventive, firstly in tight areas, then progressing into a large area. MORE

Return to play: More than just passing

"Can we do more than just passing!" – I am sure you've heard this during your training sessions in the current social distancing, non contact play. Which is what a lot of coaches have also been asking me. MORE

Pass and sprint

Return to play: Skills test

Great way to warm up before a match or training session. Similar to a Rondo but with more physical movement for days when it is cold or you have a practice based on fitness. MORE

Return to play: Circle passing

There are a number of places where the social distancing rules are not the same as here in England, and I've been asked for sessions that are non contact but not just 5 players so this ssession can be used with any number of players. MORE

Return to play: Short or long

If you are social distancing please observe your local rules. This is very easy to set up and can be used for different distances, long and short passing coupled with a one-two skill. It is a simple unopposed activity but it needs good coordination. MORE

arrival activity

Return to play: Changing direction

If you are social distancing please observe your local rules. This session develops a high level of skill and movement. It is good for technique and uses both feet, working on dribbling, turning, changing direction plus advanced movements of the ball. MORE

Players listen to the coach

Return to play: Skills curriculum

I have found using sessions from my Skills Curriculum is a great way to keep within the latest rules for youth sport and to give my players a good learning experience at the same time MORE

Build up play

Return to play: Get players crossing

When your players get the ball into an attacking position they need to finish it off. This exercise helps them do that – it needs good communication, accurate passing and a good finish. MORE

Return to play: Two touch shooting

This activity gets strikers ready to receive and shoot at goal from balls played in and around the penalty area. That vital first touch is made even more important due to the two-touch finish from a crisp pass. MORE

Sergio Aguero training

Return to play with your striker

What the return to play rules allows me to do is to concentrate on certain aspects of the game in a different way. Normally with shooting I would play small sided games with plenty of chances to score but always with pressure from defenders. MORE

1v1 striker

Return to play: Lone striker

Use this session to teach your strikers to attack with strength and presence – to be a strong forward who strikes fear into the heart of defenders. This simple session puts the focus on passing and moving to get into a good position to hit the target. MORE

Fast Combinations social

Return to play: fast combinations

Great for social distancing rules and numbers at trainingThis is a game that encourages fast combination play and quick reactions that players need when they have won the ball. MORE

Return to play: I’m back!

I went back to coaching last week, although it was a strange form of coaching! It does take time to sort out the players, but having created 'safe' areas 2m apart where the players could put drinks, sanitiser and their bags so they could safely have a drink during training it made it an easier practice. MORE

Score more goals

Return to play: wingers

Great session for return to play with 5 players. Getting players used to passing and moving in different parts of the pitch is vital to their match day success MORE

U14 develop turning skills game - part 1

Return to play: Turning skills

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This is a simple passing, turning game which will give your players the ability to receive the ball and turn with it to pass in another direction MORE

Return to play: Small groups

Tonight I'm back with my Under 10s to get training back on track with some social distancing sessions. My head is full of car park instructions, drop offs, pick ups, sanitisers and 2 metre distances! But it will be great to see all the players again. My plans will be simple sessions for the small groups I am coaching MORE

Fast play to goal

Return to play: quick interplay

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. The aim of this session is to get players working quickly in the areas in front of goal to spot openings and quickly attack them with the end result a shot at goal. MORE

U8 pass the ball 3 yards to a team mate activity - part 1

Return to play: Avoid the pass

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. Return to play: Great one to get kids going. Focus is on short passing and receiving in this activity MORE

Goalkeeper training

Return to play: work with striker and goalkeeper

In the latest return to play guidelines you can easily work within the rules with your striker and goalkeeper – two key positions in the team. The focus can be on either player, but I am going to give my striker a workout which the goalkeeper can also learn from. I am always looking beyond... MORE

Gale Force Goals

Return to play: gale force goals

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions Pass, turn, shoot then move quickly to get back into position – this session works your players to get to the ball first and shoot quickly. Why use it On match days it is... MORE

Pre season goalkeeping

Return to play: Goalkeeper

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This session works with your goalkeeper MORE

Prepare for a return to play

It's a mixture of excitement and a tinged of nervousness as I look forward to a return to play this time next week. The rules that have been brought in with 5 players and a social distancing gap of 2m between players is getting my brain in gear for ideas of what to do... but will it work! Read on... MORE

Passing and receiving

Return to play: Pass to open player

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. This session helps to create a passing team capable of playing up the pitch at speed. It is easy to set up and excellent for fast feet, with players not only having to think but look to see where the spare man is. MORE

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