Defending Opponents with their Back to Goal

By Sean Pearson Session Length: 90 mins A lot of sessions focus on defending when players are dribbling the ball towards the defenders. I can’t remember seeing a session that focuses on defending players with their back to goal. This is … Continue reading

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A Complete Training Session for Build Up Play

By Sean Pearson This session is purposely detailed to give you, the coach, as much information on why, where and how specific things should happen. Session Length: 1hr 30mins Warm-Up Time: 10mins In pairs pass through gates. Make sure the pair … Continue reading

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Small-Sided Game For Flank Play

By Keith Scarlett This activity is a 4 v 4 game plus 2 flank players plus 2 neutral players to regulation goals. Two goals should be set up about 25 metres apart. The field is 30 metres wide. A channel … Continue reading

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How to Defend Against Potent Attacking Teams

By Stevie Grieve In the Copa Del Rey final, Real Madrid went into the game against Barcelona confident of a win, even without Cristiano Ronaldo who mass missing due to injury, but with Bale and Benzema both capable of defending … Continue reading

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Develop Competitiveness In Training

By Keith Scarlett These activities help to begin bringing out the competitiveness of all the players and their drive to win. Four 5 X 5 boxes are set up with balls piled up in between the 4 boxes. The team … Continue reading

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Critical Technique Training

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on technique of playing and receiving long balls both in the air and on the ground, first-touch, passing, receiving and striking a driven ball approximately 30 metres. Set-up: 4 cones are set up in … Continue reading

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