Top Speed Tackling Drill

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on 1v1 attacking and defending in close quarters, 1st touch, intensity and to see who is willing to get stuck in on tackles. The exercise is done at top-speed, is a quick moving exercise … Continue reading

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Attacking and Defending Small-Sided Game

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on possession to penetrate, combination play, defending, pressure, cover, recovery and communication. It is important for all the players to be on the same page. Both attacking and defending requires teamwork and that means … Continue reading

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Small-Sided Game For Defending

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on 1v1 defending, pressure, cover, recovery and defensive communication. When moving up the pitch to attack the opposition’s goal, losing possessing can lead to a counter-attack. This technical training activity is designed to help … Continue reading

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1v1s For Finishing and Goalkeeping

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on technical and tactical aspects of finishing, passing, attacking in a 1v1 situation and goalkeeping. Set-up: Field length is 44 yards (length of the penalty area). Width is from the edge/corner of the penalty … Continue reading

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One-Touch Shooting and Finishing Exercise

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on finishing, passing, one-touch play and goalkeeping. Set-up three cones facing one-goal at the top of the box. One cone each should be placed at the point where the field markings form the intersection … Continue reading

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Dueling and 1v1 Play

This is an excerpt from the chapter “Dueling: 1v1 Play” of our new book by Tony Englund, Competitive Small Group Training 1 vs. 1 to Goal Point of Service - 1/3 field Here player 1 checks to get service from any … Continue reading

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