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Diamond Combination Play to Shoot

This week's Animated Drills Video shows a diamond shooting activity that I first described on the CoachingSoccerWeekly.com podcast in episode 166. There are many different combinations that you could run from this setup but today I show you three that I've done with my teams.  The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer

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Attacking Through the Striker

By Steven Smith This session is designed to support target play especially coming from the midfield central players. Many modifications can be made to have the striker receive from various positions on the field. Activity 1: Dutch Squares Warm-up Setup: Three square grids are set up with 10-yard by 10-yard dimensions with barrier space between each

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Teaching Attacking Principles

By Steven Smith This session is designed to support the following attacking principles: Direct when possible o Defined by longest ball forward that maintains possession or puts us in a better scoring opportunity. May be to the forward, may be over the top of defense may be to other players. Preferences:  To the forwards feet

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Possession for Scoring Training Session One

By Steven Smith Possession of the ball is an essential element for game domination. However, in the modern game a team can possess the ball for long periods of time or a majority of the game and not be successful in winning the game. The team must be effective in their possession and it must result

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Four Types of Service

By George Kee This exercise is designed to help players improve crossing and finishing by identifying the different types of service into the box. Teams often get into crossing positions and leave the finish up to chance. Here we show players the different options of service provided from wide areas. Players also get practice finishing in

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Brazilian Attacking Flexibility

By Alex Trukan Brazil has been always known for its creative and unpredictable attacking play. The type of the players in the team naturally fit into more flexible tactics with less structure and patterns. This is due to flair and freedom Brazilian players possess. Attacking flexibility with this type of players is harder to defend

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Switching Play to Attack from Wide

By George Kee Area Size: Half Field # of Players: 12-18 Time: 20 Minutes Objectives • To develop attacking combinations used during a switch of play • To develop timing of runs in behind the backline • To understand movements of winger and full back on weak side Description: Player A starts by dribbling through gate

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