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Dutch Technical Activities

By Chris Kouns USSF A License (USSF Coaching Education Instructor) – NSCAA Premier Diploma (NSCAA Coaching Education Associate Staff Coach) – Head Women’s Soccer Coach – Georgia Gwinnett College Set-Up These technical stations were set up at GGC when the Dutch Women's National Team came to Atlanta to play the US. These circuit activities took

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Cogi 1v1 Game

This week's Animated Drill Video is a 1v1 activity in the Cogi Training Pattern. There are also many different variation that you can use from this basic pattern. [wpsharely id="6889"][wpsharely][/wpsharely] The diagram is being created with the session planner on Planet Training that is available through the Member Drills Database. Please share your ideas for variations of this

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The Art of the Duel

These 1 v 1 exercises are from our latest book by Tony Englund, 'The Art of the Duel'. Here's what Anson Dorrance has to say about Englunds book:

'I am thrilled to endorse Tony Englund’s new book on 1 v 1 play.  The game in the United States continues to evolve at an astounding pace.  American coaches now have easy access to coaching methodology and training curriculum that is world class in every sense, and our players are increasingly

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Foot Skills with Short Sprints

By Jebreel Bubtana

The exercise below will work on your players’ foot skills and aerobic endurance.

Set up and directions:

Set up the field as shown below with a 20x20 yard square in the middle and a bigger square on the outside. All but two of the players on your team will have a ball (figure 1).


The players with a ball will dribble around the 20x20 square whilst the two players without a ball

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Ball Orientated Conditioning

During the summer I spend some time combing through new training ideas for the upcoming year. As I begin to assemble my training calendar for the fall I'm always on the lookout for economical drills and exercises that incorporate conditioning aspects along with technical and tactical elements. With only two days of training per week, I don't want to spend 30 minutes just training conditioning to get my players fit for soccer again after the summer break.

With my older teams (U13 to U18) I hold a series of preseason conditioning sessions to give the players a base of fitness that we can work from. With my younger teams (U8 to U12)

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Combining Skill Work With Agility and Fitness

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s activity combines simple skill work with agility and fitness.

Start with 6 flags (or cones) staggered to create a “zig zag course”.  The players start at one end and a server starts with a ball in the middle.

The first player in line sprints around the near flag and as he is sprinting to

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University of North Carolina Skills Testing

I've always liked the way that Anson Dorrance attempts to quantify everything that his teams do in practice. Keeping score creates motivation and encourages a competitive attitude better than anything else. This also creates a benchmark that you can test against later in the season to gauge how effective your training sessions have been in

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