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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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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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Winger Play and Possession

By Steven Smith This session is designed to emphasize winger play to encourage outside to inside attacking patterns. The build-up occurs with smaller sides of play (numbers) and increases to include large sided play. Coaching should encourage players to play to targets on the inside of the field but then find wingers. Each activity can have

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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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Rondo with Goals

This week’s Animated Drills Video shows a series of ways that you can add a transitional moment for the defenders in your rondo activities in training. Just winning the ball and swapping defenders doesn’t create a realistic game situation that will result in the transfer of training you’re looking for. The diagram is being created

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Team Transition

By Steven Smith This session is designed to emphasize transition in all portions of the field. Transition is necessary in single person counter attack, whole team counter attack and even repossession in the front third. This concept must be trained and cannot be expected without training. Teams that transition effectively are more likely to take advantage

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Involvement of the number 6 during the build-up

By Philip Joe Cauchi Introduction: Within a system of play, constructing an attack occurs mainly in two major ways; short constructive build-up through the thirds or by-passing the midfield through direct play. In this article we are going to look at the number six or the defensive midfielder’s role in the build-up phase. The defensive

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