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Progression to Teach Building from the Back

This week's Animated Drills Video looks at activities that you can use to teach your team to confidently build from the back. The adjustments to the Laws of the Game that went into effect this summer encourage teams to train their players to be comfortable in this area of the field and these activities will

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5 v 4 Building from the Back

This week's Animated Drills Video is being created with the 'Female Player' template of Academy Soccer Coach. If you're training female players why not have them in your diagrams. The activity I'm sharing this week is a game related activity to work on building from the back. The framework of the activity allows the players

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Adjusting to Pressure

This week's Animated Drills Video shows how you can adjust the formations you use when building from the back in order to deal with the type of pressure the opponent is putting you under. The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk Have a great week! Tom

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Building from the Back with Two Defensive Midfielders

By Alex Trukan With many teams choosing to build up from the back through the thirds, as well as playing with a midfield three, one of the important things to consider becomes the role of central midfielders. One of the options to choose from is to play with two defensive midfielders operating in front of

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Building From the Goalkeeper

By Alex Trukan The response to many teams trying to build up from the back is improved defending from the front as well as high pressing. This has challenged many teams in their way of preferred attacking strategy. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to use any additional solutions that could potentially help in building up

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Teaching Build Up Play Progressively Part 2

This session builds on the one I described in last week's post. The focus of this session on taking the shapes and patterns that were taught in the last session and making them more function.

This is a session I did with my U9 team. In our area we play 6 v 6 at this age so that's how we set up the game related patterns.

2 v 2 + 3


This is really a 5 v 2 game at it's heart. The idea is to

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