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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Coaching Technique With a Conditioning Element

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on technique, first-touch, passing, receiving, turning and fitness. Set-up: The players break into groups of three. Two players start 40 metres apart with the third player in the middle. Each player on the outside … Continue reading

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Attack v Defense SSG

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on defending, timing of tackles, covering angles and decision-making. In this crucial section of the pitch, defending needs to be precise and perfect! One of the biggest things that players need to learn is … Continue reading

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