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Changing Direction and 1v1 Moves

This week's Animated Drills Video highlights an activity that I first saw on the SuperCoach app that I talked about on a recent CoachingSoccerWeekly.com podcast. It's a great setup that allows for a lot of different progressions. The diagram is created with the session planner on Planet Training that is available through from Planet.Training. Have

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Running with the Ball Relay Race

By Alex Trukan This practice is designed to develop players’ ability to accelerate over short distances as well as generate power when sprinting and competing for the ball. It also has change of direction element which challenges players’ agility. From the technical point of view, players mainly developing running with the ball skills. This practice

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Changes of Direction and Anaerobic Power

By Alex Trukan

This exercise is focused on improving speed of acceleration and change of direction in a dribbling scenario. That will help players to produce better quality dribbling and 1v1 duels in the match. Competition between two teams in this practice keeps players engaged and motivated.

Set Up and Directions
Set up four gates and starting positions as shown on the diagram. Divide the players into two groups and organise them on the opposite cones. Every player needs a ball. First two players step forwards and stand in between two cones, facing each other. One of the player is a “leader”, second one follows.


A “leading” player, starts dribbling and changing direction in between two cones. There should be a

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