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5v5+2 positional switching play through midfield

By George Kee Players at all levels struggle with switching the field of play. Often time’s players concentrate themselves on one side of the field and the ball does not get switched until possession is lost. This exercise helps players to develop patience when going forward, helps to develop a certain level of comfort in being

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Small-Sided Game 3v3+1 Finishing from Service

By George Kee This small sided game is designed to help players develop the finishing touch in the penalty box when service is from wide areas. Not only does this SSG game help players develop service from wide areas but it allows players to become comfortable with play in the penalty area. Players learn to control

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Four Types of Service

By George Kee This exercise is designed to help players improve crossing and finishing by identifying the different types of service into the box. Teams often get into crossing positions and leave the finish up to chance. Here we show players the different options of service provided from wide areas. Players also get practice finishing in

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Switching Play to Attack from Wide

By George Kee Area Size: Half Field # of Players: 12-18 Time: 20 Minutes Objectives • To develop attacking combinations used during a switch of play • To develop timing of runs in behind the backline • To understand movements of winger and full back on weak side Description: Player A starts by dribbling through gate

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Movements to Create Space

By George Kee Area Size: 2/3 field Players: 12-18 Time: 15-20 minutes Objectives To develop attacking combinations create and exploit space for the center forward To develop timing of runs To understand movements of center forward and attacking midfielder or winger Set up This setup calls for one large zone (10×10), 2 small zones (5×5), and

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Build Up with Attacking Movements

By George Kee Area Size: Half Field Players: 12-18 Time: 25-30 minutes Objectives To develop attacking combinations in order to create space To develop timing of runs to exploit space To understand movements of center forward and the attacking midfielder To understand movements of center forward and winger Set up This is for teams that play

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The Strengths and Weaknesses of the 3-4-3

This week’s Animated Drill Video looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the 3-4-3 system and the different ways it can be implemented. Click Here for more information on Antonio Conte and the way he has used the 3-4-3 with Chelsea. The diagrams are created with the session planner on Planet Training that is available through

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Defending the Italian Way in 5-3-2

By Alex Trukan Italian teams have always been known for having a high tactical proficiency. The ‘defending arts’ have been their major strength and area of focus. Despite many different formations utilised by their teams, it is the 5-3-2 shape that gained popularity in recent years. It is not, however the formation that makes them

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