Category Archives for Drills/Exercises

Two Passing and Moving Warm-Up Activities

In this week’s Animated Drills Video we look at two warm-up activities that will help your players prepare technically, physically for games and training sessions. They incorporate passing, receiving,

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Circle Drills – Running with the Ball and Dribbling

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a great environment for working on technical skills. Changing the shape of the area that you’re working in will change the challenges that the players

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Diagonal Passing and Finishing Activity

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a great warm-up activity that you can use with any age group. You can divide a larger group up or play it together with multiple players who are, ‘It’.

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Building From the Back Through Goal Kicks

This week’s video shows some game footage from my 2010 girls team. I want to focus on the way we try to build from the back as well as how the other team did this. The video was recorded with the

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3 v 2 in Waves

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share another way that I setup my 3 v 2 games. This time you create three teams that play in, ‘Waves’. Moving from Target Players to Attackers and

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Stuck in the Mud Game

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a great warm-up activity that you can use with any age group. You can divide a larger group up or play it together with multiple players who are, ‘It’.

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3 v 2 Free Flowing Rotations

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share one of my two favorite ways to play 3 v 2 games with my teams. It’s a fast paced, free flowing game that keeps the players engaged and excited. The

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Two Grid Warm-Up

This week’s Animated Drills Video shows you the warm-up that I often use with my own teams. It involves dribbling, passing and possession. It’s shown being done on a field, which is my preference,

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7 v 7 Formations

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I describe the different formations that are developmentally appropriate for the 9 and 10 year olds that play in this game model. I’ve discussed these ideas

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9 v 9 Formations

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I discuss the different formations that are developmentally appropriate for the 10, 11 and 12 year olds that play in this game model. There are obviously more

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