Category Archives for Drills/Exercises

3 v 3 Game with Defensive Focus

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a 3 v 3 game that focuses on defensive principles. I used it because I wanted to go over these ideas with my players but I wanted to do it in a fun, game-like

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5 v 5 Four Goal Game for the ‘Central Block’

In this week’s Animated Drills Video I share a game that I use to work with the five players in the center of the formation. The 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 are a unit of players that need to have a good understanding.

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The Importance of the Diagonal Pass

In this weeks video, coach Marcelo Antonelli shows how effective diagonal passes can be, especially in attacking situations. Tom

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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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