Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

This activity and following progressions develop an understanding of structured and organised defending against an opponent with a numerical advantage; on gaining possession the advantage now changes to 3v2 / 4v3 to goal. Players are encouraged to think ‘Attack’ on these transition moments!

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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

Passing, Ball Circulation, Buildup, Movement – whatever the terms you choose – are all vital components of maintaining possession. Teaching players to combine with each other in various situations is a key element of team play: can your players combine quickly to evade opponents, can they combine to create scoring chances in tight spaces, do they have an understanding of the how / when / why of successful combination play??

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

These activities will help your players develop an understanding of Defensive Organisation at the individual as well as small-group level.

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Pick of the WeekPossessionPro's Picks

These activities aim to develop an understanding of maintaining possession while looking for the forward/penetrating pass or dribble.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

A great transition activity for the younger ages 8-12, or simply use it as a warm up for the older ages, or perhaps the day before a match. Keep the action continuous, create a fun but competitive atmosphere for your players.

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The vast majority of players & coaches just accept any surface that is relatively flat, stone/dirt free and flat. We just accept a pitch for what it is – a playing surface to facilitate a game, come rain or come shine, mud, snow and sometimes ice. Former Director of Soccer Development for the Maryland State Soccer Association, Graham Ramsay, shares his thoughts.

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Pick of the WeekPossessionPro's Picks

These activities utilize ‘zones’ to allow players to understand elements of positioning; also, a ‘Free’ player is utilized to develop an understanding of creating advantages in certain areas of the pitch.

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Activity of the WeekDrills and Exercises

At what age should you introduce tactics? At what age should you start teaching your young players how to defend a counter attack properly. Here is an outstanding activity to teach your players the principles of defending the counter attack!

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Pick of the WeekPro's Picks

These activities emphasize drawing the opponent to one side of the pitch and then transitioning quickly through central areas to the opposite side of the pitch.

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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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