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Game-Like Technical Training

This week’s Animated Drills Video shows a great way to work on any technical skill in a game-like environment. Making an activity game-like will instantly make it more enjoyable and guarantee an improved transfer of training to game situations. The diagram is being created with the Academy Soccer Coach software. See more at www.academysoccercoach.co.uk Have

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Turning Game

By Alex Trukan The following game is focused on developing players’ Aerobic Power, an ability which is fundamental to developing all other physical attributes, serving as body’s recovering system between high intensity actions and bursts. Strong aerobic system ensures proper oxygen supply to muscles as well as improved lungs capacity and blood circulation. This training

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Turning to Finish

By Alex Trukan This practice is aimed at developing explosive power and acceleration. This physical quality is crucial when competing in 1v1 duels, sprinting to win the ball or chasing the striker. In this practice, conditioning element is combined with 1v1 duel as well as technical ability to turn and finish. It is highly engaging

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Turning the Ball

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 In these activities we are working on players improving their ability to turn balls and exploit the space available. Turning the Ball Activity 1 Set-Up In groups

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Running with the Ball

This week’s Animated Drill Video shares a great environment for working on an often neglected skill, running with the ball. The same set-up can be used for the warm-up, technical practice, small-sided game and expanded small-sided game. [wpsharely id=”6889″][wpsharely][/wpsharely] The diagram is being created with our online Session Designer that is available through the Member Drills Database.

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Teaching Players to Turn with the Ball

This week’s Animated Drill Video features an exercise and progressions to teach your players to turn with the ball both without and with pressure. [wpsharely id=”6889″][wpsharely][/wpsharely] The diagram is being created with our online Session Designer that is available through the Member Drills Database. Please share your ideas for progressions or variations to train your players to

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Repetitive Turning Exercise

I like using high energy, repetitive exercises for skill training. They engage the players and give them a lot of opportunities to practice a skill that we have worked on before.

One of my favorites is Tag Turning.

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Basic Pattern

  1. Two lines of players are facing each other
  2. One player has a ball (Player 3)
  3. A player from the opposite line starts in the middle (Player 1)
  4. Player 1 goes back toward his line and tags the next player (Player 2)
  5. Player 1 then checks back toward the ball and Player 3
  6. Player 2 follows closely behind
  7. Player 1 calls for the ball and Player 3 passes it to him
  8. Player 1 receives the ball and turns around Player 2 using one of the four turns taught earlier
  9. Player 2 then moves to tag Player 3 while Player 1 passes to Player 4 and the pattern continues
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Playing Off of the Target Player

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on playing off of the target player.

Start with a target player at the top of the 18, a defender right behind him (and players prepared to take their place) a server 40 yards out and a line of attackers even with the server. The server has balls and there is a keeper in goal.

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The server starts by playing a ball into the

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Turning and Dribbling Square

By Alex Trukan

This exercise is an ideal combination of development of technical aspects altogether with conditioning. Turning and Dribbling Square practice is especially suitable for younger age groups but its progression that involves competition will make any player motivated. From a physical perspective, the exercise is aimed at improving short sprinting speed with the ball.

Set-Up and directions

Organise a square of 10×10 yards. Min. 4 players should start outside the area with one ball each. Square size can be adapted to the number and level of players. It is recommended to have no more than 4 players on each side. Each group of players takes turns in dribbling to the opposite side, turning, and dribbling back to the original side.

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As we can see on the diagram below, when one

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Long Passing, Receiving, Crossing and Finishing

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on long passing, receiving, crossing and finishing.

Start with a 50 x 40 area with a goal on each end line and a keeper in goal.  The group is evenly split into 4 groups just outside the 4 posts.  There is also a player out wide on each side.

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The player with the ball plays a

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Quick Turns and Pullbacks

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on quick turns and pull backs.

Start with a player with a ball at his feet and three cones 5 yards away, in a line 3 yards apart (you can change the distance and make them shorter for quicker turns or longer for more running).

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The player dribbles to the first cone and

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