Category Archives for Drills/Exercises

Combination Play Shooting Drill

This week’s Animated Drill Video shows a passing and shooting activity that I like to use because it forces players to pass, move and think as they go through the pattern.   The diagrams are

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Hourglass Passing Pattern

This week’s Animated Drill Video shows a pattern shape that I’ve discussed in the past but with different progressions and a greater technical focus.   The diagrams are created with

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Training the 4 v 4 + 3

This week’s Animated Drill Video is a little different than our others. It will show you now I taught the early stages of activity to my U11 team. Getting the players to the point where they understand

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2 v 2 + 2 Games

This week’s Animated Drill Video looks at a number of different 2 v 2 games that include additional players outside of the field. By positioning the outside players in various ways you can emphasize

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Fluid System of Play

Most teams and coaches play with a set formation.  What I meant by that is, if a team plays with a 4-3-3, they usually stick to that formation whether they are attacking or defending.  Sometimes they

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