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Skills Test Warm-Up

0 Submitted by on Wed, 07 December 2011, 03:15
  The session below is taken from Sarah Rahko, Assistant Coach at Wingate University. Rahko’s Technical Session can be used as a warm-up or a cool-down and challenges the players to use technical skills, work together, and compete against another team. As there are different levels to reach, the players enjoy the benefit of seeing the progress they make. As a Continue Reading...
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4v4 With Individual Battles

1 Submitted by on Wed, 07 December 2011, 03:14
This defensive exercise works on defending individually and in a team set-up. Not only must all players work together in the defensive framework of the team, but they must also take responsibility for making sure that the opposing player does not get the upper hand on them. Mistakes defensively in this game are exposed and should result in a shot Continue Reading...
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Possession V Counter Attack

0 Submitted by on Wed, 07 December 2011, 03:13
  This week’s attacking session comes from Paul Kee. Paul is the U-17 Northern Ireland coach as well as a County Performance Coach at the Irish Football Association. He is also a UEFA ‘A’ Instructor and Pro License holder. Kee uses this exercise with his international squad and believes it is suited to the modern game. “It challenges the players Continue Reading...
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Defending With Inferior Numbers

0 Submitted by on Tue, 29 November 2011, 19:18
How many goals are scored when the attacking team has an extra player in the box or when the attacking team has a numerical advantage? In my experience, defending is made easier when you get more players behind the ball and in the correct shape. This week’s exercise challenges the defensive team to work when they are at a numerical Continue Reading...
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Learning From Gary Speed

0 Submitted by on Tue, 29 November 2011, 05:25
  I never met Gary Speed. Never even saw him play live. However, he impacted myself and millions of other people by the way he carried himself as a player, coach, and a person. As a player, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright put it best, “Gary Speed was everything a footballer should aspire to be”. He was talented and gifted, but neither Continue Reading...
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Three Team Attacking Game

0 Submitted by on Mon, 28 November 2011, 20:39
This week’s exercise focuses on attacking play in the final third with movement and awareness. There is a tactical component – all teams must attack and defend, a technical component – playing 5v5 allows each player the opportunity to get on the ball, a mental component – quick transitions from defence to attack must equal quick decisions, and a physical component – this can Continue Reading...
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3 Submitted by on Sat, 19 November 2011, 15:55
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