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7V7 Modrić & Rakitić | SoccerSpecific
Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Inspired by Croatia’s journey to the WC Final and in particular by the play of their midfielders Luka Modrić and Ivan Rakitić, here is a simple 7V7 training game that will encourage your players to join into the attack from deeper positions.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Cavani’s winning goal for Uruguay over Portugal in the round of 16 was a 3V3 to goal with a trailing defender. Clinical execution, clinical finish under pressure on the worlds biggest stage. Try the following activity with your players and reference Cavani and Uruguay.

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3V3 + 1 Finishing | SoccerSpecific
Drills and ExercisesPick of the Week

Here is a competitive finishing activity that focuses on close range finishing in and around the goal area. This is a great way for your GKs to work on reaction saves while your attackers can hone in on their shooting accuracy.

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Possession Games | SoccerSpecific
Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

This is a great selection of games utilizing various numbers – 5v5, 5v3, 6v6+1, 5v5 etc. Each activity has a different theme; Defending, Pressing, Buildup centrally, Counter-Pressing…

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Playing through Thirds | SoccerSpecific
Drills and ExercisesPick of the Week

This progression of activities emphasizes buildup / possession play through the various thirds of the pitch in order to create scoring chances.

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4V4 Penetrate | SoccerSpecific
Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Here is a nice twist on a possession activity that encourages attacking space on the dribble, breaking lines and switching the point of attack. Could be adapted slightly and utilized as a warm-up activity.

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Drills and ExercisesPick of the Week

Want to improve your players composure under pressure when finishing in and around the penalty box? Want your players to develop a relentless mentality taking defenders on in front of the goal? Want to give your GKs plenty of repetitions with reaction saves? This high intensity and competitive 1V1 finishing activity will have your players buzzing!

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Quick Decision-Making | SoccerSpecific
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These activities develop ‘Decision-Making’ and ‘Awareness’ in restricted spaces and teaches the concept of ‘Orientation’ in order to find passing lanes to receive the ball. Orientation refers to a players ability to constantly scan, see and process the information around him in order to support a faster decision.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Make a seamless transition from a this passing activity to unopposed movements from the midfielders and ending with a 6V2 rondo.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

Breaking down an opponent that is organized and compact can prove difficult for many teams; it requires passing ability, dribbling ability, awareness, quick decision-making etc. On the reverse side; coaching players to remain organized and compact while defending is also crucial for success.  The following activities / session develops both the attacking concepts as well as the defensive concepts of a 4-man midfield.

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