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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

These activities emphasize playing forward at the earliest opportunity – one and two-touch play is utilized at all times, body positions to receive in half-turned stance is coached, positive forward runs are encouraged. Goalkeepers take part as support players in each progression – the Goalkeepers must also be developed as integral parts of the team during buildup phases.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

‘Intensive’: Reduced numbers of players / Restricted space. Possession games are used often to emphasize / break down / simplify the game into smaller components while still working on elements of the team (11v11) playing style. This is a collection of possession games utilizing small numbers of players/opponents.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Does your team have a designated line of confrontation? Does it depend on your opponent or your own system of play? Do you work enough on counter attacking, defending the counter, or countering the counter? Here is a simple set up to accomplish all mentioned components of the game. Adjust it to your system of play, player personnel, opponent on the weekend, or simply run the repetitions to build team cohesiveness.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

These activities aim to develop the ability and encourage players to shoot from distance (outside the box) if the opportunity arises. Neutral ‘Free’ players are utilized in the first activity to ensure a level of success.

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AttackingPick of the WeekPro's Picks

The following activities emphasize attacking transitions from central areas of the pitch. The activities begin with players in their defensive roles; on winning possession various scenarios of attacking are introduced and developed. The main emphasis is on breaking forward to support the attack as fast as possible!

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

This is a very simple and effective way of breaking down the working relationships within your particular system of play. Weather your focus is building out of the back or pressing high with your #9 and #10 this is an effective set up to simplify things for your players!

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

The following activities teach the roles + responsibilities at the individual + team level of Pressing High; the habit of quick transitions to attack is constantly reinforced through repetition of game realistic scenarios!

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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

These activities emphasize ‘Speed of Play’ – at the individual and team level. Within these games players need to make decisions and execute those decisions quickly due to pressure from opponents – this results in a higher tempo within the activity. As players increase their speed of play their bodies also adapt to this increased tempo; this results in a gradual increase in ‘Football Fitness’!

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Try this functional version of an 8V8+2 counter attacking activity. Designated for high intensity, you the coach will be able to dictate the amount and frequency of repetitions in order to reach the desired load for the day.

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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

This session was executed by Clint Peay, Head Coach of the United States U-14 Boys National Team. It was his sixth and final camp with the 2003 birth year. In this particular session the emphasis was on not only creating width but exploiting it as well. Adapt for your own environment!

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