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Have some festive fun at training

This week I will be running sessions to have a bit of fun over the festive period. It’s a time when my players are all excited about the Big Day and come to training wanting to just have a bit of fun and meet their friends to talk about what presents they hope they will get.

Festive games are great fun but there’s a lot of other things you can do with your players. 12 ways to make training festive has some fantastic ideas to help you design your training session around the Christmas festivities.

Playing fun themed games is a festive way to get across some of your training ideas and skills ideas that you have been working on. Christmas crackers has three games to improve teamwork and build a winning mentality.

In Stocking fillers there are three quick games that work on dribbling, turning and teamwork which are ideal for getting players to use the techniques and skills in an environment where they are thinking more about the game than perfecting the soccer skills – an ideal way to hide the repetition.

If you want a more focused session try this attacking session with a festive theme. Christmas trees and presents gives a light training session using basic skills

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