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Two Passing and Moving Warm-Up Activities

In this week’s Animated Drills Video we look at two warm-up activities that will help your players prepare technically, physically for games and training sessions. They incorporate passing, receiving, movement and awareness. The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk Tom

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Circle Drills – Running with the Ball and Dribbling

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a great environment for working on technical skills. Changing the shape of the area that you’re working in will change the challenges that the players face. Circle drills are a great way to change things up and engage your players. This video shows you one setup for

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Diagonal Passing and Finishing Activity

In this week’s Animated Drills Video shows a simple passing and finishing setup. You can use this with players of any age or ability level. It’s ideal for working on the technical aspects of finishing but it’s also functional because players will often find themselves with scoring opportunities like this in the game. The video

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Ten Player Rondo

This week’s Animated Drills Video show you my players favorite Rondo. It works best with ten players. Playing it this way raises the intensity level of the activity and adds an element of transition. 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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Dutch Diamond Finishing Activity

This week’s Animated Drills Video highlights an activity from the book, “Dutch Pro Academy Training Sessions”. It’s currently available as a part of the World Class Coaching Training Center. The activity incorporates passing, receiving, and finishing. It’s a very simple setup that allows for an almost infinite number of progressions and variations. The diagram is

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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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Don’t Just Follow Your Pass

This week’s Animated Drills Video shows how I’ve changed the movement patterns I use in technical training activities. I first described this on the CoachingSoccerWeekly.com podcast in episode 169.  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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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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