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Small-sided games

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Late Support

in Attack, Small-sided games

A decision-making game that highlights support play and change of speed. It’s also a great exercise for improving spatial awareness and gives players’ core skills a workout, too. MORE

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Slide Drill

in Passing & Handling, Small-sided games

To be a success, this game relies on the clean execution of the core handling skills under pressure, but ultimately it’s an exercise that highlights the importance of “straightening up” lines of running. MORE

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Take Advantage

in Attack, Small-sided games

As the title suggests, this game is all about players making the most of any opportunities that present themselves. In this case, the attackers must show the awareness and composure required to take advantage of the space that opens up in front of them. MORE

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Take Advantage II

in Attack, Small-sided games

This game promotes “go forward” and speed of pass from the attackers, who must try to use the loss of defenders to their advantage. It also requires players to adapt quickly from an attacking mindset to a defensive one and vice versa. MORE

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100 Passes

in Passing & Handling, Small-sided games

A testing warm‑up exercise that focuses on passing, handling and realignment. It also requires concentration and stamina from the players if they are to make it to 100 passes without a slip up. MORE

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Mirror Touch

in Small-sided games

This entertaining game helps players understand that although they each have their own important jobs to do on the pitch, they should never forget that the decisions they make must always be for the good of the team. MORE

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