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Return to play

Relight their fire!

in Email newsletters, Return to play

Now we are back playing matches and training after nearly four months of lockdown I can certainly notice the difference in my players. It isn't like when they come back from summer holidays because that is usually just down to a bit of fitness and rusty match play. So how can you relight their fire? MORE

Returning to play or kicking on?

in Email newsletters, Return to play

At last an end is in sight to the sitting at home and meeting my team on Zoom twice a week. But what can I do with my players? There are no guidelines yet so I am waiting to see how this will all pan out. I know what to expect from my players, they will just want to play a game, score goals, make saves, cheer with each other, shout at each other and just generally get back to a normal world of all things football. MORE

Return to play: Short or long

in Passing, Return to play

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

Return to play: Two touch shooting

in Return to play

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

1v1 striker

Return to play: Lone striker

in Return to play, Shooting

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

Return to play: I’m back!

in Email newsletters, Return to play

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

U14 develop turning skills game - part 1

Return to play: Turning skills

in Return to play, Turning

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

in Email newsletters, Return to play

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

in Return to play, Shooting

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

in EasiCoach, Return to play

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

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