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Todays FREE Drill: Double Up Twice

In this Drill, the 2 defenders must try and prevent both forwards from scoring. The should focus on clear communication, and taking control of the attackers options.

Set up the Drill as in the animation, with 2 defenders in the middle and 2 attackers at either end. Both attackers start with the ball , and the 2 defenders go to 1 attacker( A1), and try to prevent the score, and turnover the ball.

The second attacker(A2) should solo the 45 metres for a 1v1 with the goal keeper. A2 should then collect a ball from the coach and turn to attack the opposite goal.

They should be then faced by 2 defenders, who should have stripped A1 of the ball. A1 runs and collects a ball from the coach, turn and solo the 45 meters for a 1v1 with the goal keeper.

Once the drill is finished, 4 more players should perform the same.

The transition from defending two different attackers will really test the communication skills of the defenders, and their ability to organise themselves quickly.


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  • Give and Goal 0.65 
    Give and Goal

    June 3, 2015 3:23 pm admin 274 Views Add To Favorites

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    May 26, 2015 10:14 am admin 273 Views Add To Favorites

    This drill works on players in possession creating space for themselves by running directly at the opponent, and stopping suddenly, creating a 4-5 metre pocket of space from which to play the ball...

  • Transition 1.97 
    Transition

    May 20, 2015 3:07 pm admin 280 Views Add To Favorites

    This game works specifically on the point of transition where the attack breaks down. It is at this point players can switch off, resulting in either the defence working the ball out quickly and easily, or the attack - re-turning the ball over for an easy score....

  • Simple 1v1 1.07 
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    May 19, 2015 9:52 am admin 230 Views Add To Favorites

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