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All players need core skills. That can be difficult if some of the players take a long time to get the basics right. You need to keep all your players interested and that is tough. Here are some ways to deal with this. By Colin Ireland and Dan Cottrell MORE

Fat, thin, fat

Develop good passing and calling habits by working in two different widths. Players have to adjust their running lines and their passing strengths. MORE

The fast hands grid

Create a “flow” in your passing exercises that generates energy to keep passers working hard and accurately. By Chris Chudleigh MORE

Get your players to pass more

“Pass…pass….PASS!” Do you find yourself shouting these words more than you should? Too often, it’s aimed at just one or two players: ball hoggers. A ball hogger won’t pass. They run until they are tackled, eating up valuable time and space when other players are in better positions to move forward. MORE

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Run past defenders

Run past defenders

U7 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 3 ACTIVITY: SLALOM Divide your players into teams of four and put each team behind a line of cones. Each player should hold a ball in two hands. When you say “go”, the front players race to the other end of the lines making sure they swerve in and out of... MORE

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Support the ball carrier

U8 MINI-TAG | ATTACKING 4 ACTIVITY: BEAT THE DEFENDERS Three defenders stand 8m apart in a line down the centre of the area. Four attackers start outside the area at one end facing the defenders. One attacker starts with a ball. The ball carrier runs up the area past the first defender with the other attackers... MORE

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