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Attacking in a 2v2 With Recovery Run

0 Submitted by on Wed, 26 October 2011, 03:08
  This week’s exercise is taken from when I visited the Academy at  Newcastle United in 2009. It works on attacking in a 2v2 situation. However, if the attacking team can attack at speed and quality, it is a 2v1 situation. This works on speed of attack, supporting runs, and final pass. There is also a mental component as decision Continue Reading...
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Wingate University Women’s Soccer Blog 10/20/11

1 Submitted by on Thu, 20 October 2011, 16:03
                    “Winners see what they want to happen, losers see what they fear will happen”.   As usual, this past week has been an eventful one as the Conference games come thick and fast. “This next game is huge” has been present in every one of my practice and pre-game talks over Continue Reading...
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Shooting and Attacking From Wide Areas

0 Submitted by on Fri, 14 October 2011, 14:52
    This week’s exercise is a two ball, multi-functional routine that works on a number of attacking aspects. It has technical (first touch, shooting, passing), tactical (pattern play), physical (fitness, sprints) and mental (reaction times, think quick) components that can be very effective when going forward. The exercise has two phases that are linked together, a shot and a Continue Reading...
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Wingate University Women’s Soccer Blog 10/12/11

0 Submitted by on Wed, 12 October 2011, 15:58
“In my business, togetherness is not just a nice concept that you can take or leave according to taste. If you don’t have it, you are nothing. Selfishness, factionalism, cliquishness are all death to a football team… As a manager in football, I have never been interested in simply sending out a collection of brilliant individuals. There is no substitute Continue Reading...
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Being Creative In a 1v1Situation

0 Submitted by on Wed, 05 October 2011, 19:28
  Players love competing against each other in a 1v1 or 2v2 situation towards goal. This week, the attacking players are spoilt for choice with options. The exercise below works on explosive starts, running at speed with the ball, and attacking a defender either on the right or left side. We all want our attacking players to become multi-dimensional when Continue Reading...
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