Evasion is a fundamental movement skill. Players use in pretty much all their activities, without necessarily focusing on the specific skills they need.
Without becoming too bogged down in the technical requirements, you want to improve your players starting and stopping, balance, change of direction and acceleration. With that comes an awareness of space, time, teammates, the opposition and the ball. MORE
It's exciting that in England at the very least, contact training is back.
However, with only 15 minutes allowed for contact training, you won't be wanting to waste any precious time. So, why not get the players warmed up for contact, without contact!
How does that work? MORE
Use this fun warm-up game to test the players’ passing, evasion and decision-making skills. The defenders use rolled-up socks as cannonballs, though they could equally use rolled up bibs. Thanks to Ray Smith who coaches with the Old Reigatians Girls for the inspiration for this activity. Set up the pitch, with a safe zone to... MORE
Use this tried-and-tested activity to work on accuracy and detail with your team's passing. With lots of easy to change variations, you can develop both the efficiency of the players' handling and then add elements of pressure and pace. Ideal as a breakout skills zone during the session, as well as a warm-up. MORE