Technique + Fun

Scoreline… This isn’t a staged drill this is simply used for a bit of fun… Split the group of players into two groups. Set the first group into a circle, they are challenged to complete as many of the set task without the ball touching the ground. (header, knee, thigh volley) Keep note on how many… Continue reading Technique + Fun

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Fitness

Fitness is something that is very important in football, as you know if you aren’t fit enough you wont be able make enough of a difference, and that is a guarantee. What you have to do is keep it in perspective though. If it is entirely required for your squad to focus fully on fitness… Continue reading Fitness

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Triangular Passing

Layout 4 players, 4 markers. Action Lay out a square, each marker about 10 yards apart. 3 (red) players on 3 of the the markers to form an L shape. The 4th player in the middle of the square. The 3 players pass it between themselves, passing to the left the remaining player must move to… Continue reading Triangular Passing

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Raymond Verheijen

Raymond Verheijen is considered a pioneer of fitness. His methods and philosophy is something that I like and want to use on so many levels, have a look at some more of his stuff @raymondverheije – the philosophy of “short and sharp” is something he follows closely and has a clear view of the science of… Continue reading Raymond Verheijen

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Control the possession

Not sure if this is an original or not, but I couldn’t sleep one night and I came up with the below. As it turns out there is a similar routine included in the Coerver Diploma. Split your group of players into 2 teams, team A and B.  Team A starts with a pool of 5… Continue reading Control the possession

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Keeping warm during football

One of the most important aspects of the match day is the warm up, ideally the routine should be uniform and regular each fixture, this ensures that each player knows the process and can focus on the muscle warming and preparation. Reduce the time spent on warming up on a summer day, as the warmth will… Continue reading Keeping warm during football

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Favourite Position

Always remain open minded to the potential versatility of a player, have a look at what the player can and can’t do. Maintaining that state of mind may work to your advantage, what is your problem, what alternative’s do you have at your disposal, think what alternatives do you have and what further alternatives are… Continue reading Favourite Position

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