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5 August 2018, 2:41 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: Approximately 55 yards of width including space between the grids Team Size: Groups of 8 Time: 15 minutes for full rotation of all teams Setup: Two grids are set up 20X20 yards with a 15-yard gap in between them. Teams are divided into three groups of 8 (or other combinations of […]

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15 July 2018, 2:55 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: This activity can be done on a full-sized field or in smaller spaces depending on the needs of the coach and team sizes available for training. The two diagrams represent the two approaches. Teams: Two teams of various sizes depending on the space used Time: 15 minutes Setup and Execution: Full […]

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17 June 2018, 2:00 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: Three cone or mini goals are set up on each end line of a 25 X 35-yard field. Players line up with half on each end line ready to come on as a 3 vs. 3 group to attack or defend. Teams: Two teams of 9 players each Time: For full […]

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20 May 2018, 2:39 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: Two 12 by 12 yard grids are set up just outside the 18-box as shown. Groups are divided into five per group. Need at least 10 players plus keepers. Teams: Four teams of five in two different bib colors Time: 12 minutes Objective: To be able to technically retain possession in […]

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29 April 2018, 2:25 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: Set up a 30 x 35 yard grid as shown. Place 7 black vs. 7 yellow inside grid. Seven red players each possess a ball on the outside of the grid ready to cross. Teams: Three groups of seven Time: For full progression approximately 15 minutes Set up and Execution: The […]

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8 April 2018, 2:54 pm
By Steven Smith Area Size: A grid that is 20 X 20 is set up with three dummies (or poles) in the middle as shown. Three groups of three are divided into color groups. Teams: At least two teams but prefer three or more. Time: 20 minutes for full progression to completion. Objective: The objective is […]

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18 March 2018, 2:42 pm
By Steven Smith One vs. one skill development is essential to winning games. The teams that can efficiently dismantle other teams in one vs. one challenges all over the field will have better chances at scoring and winning games. This session is designed to develop those skills. The session can be done as a progression or […]

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25 February 2018, 3:29 pm
By Mike Saif Question – How do you warm up for a training session? Does it change depending on what the training session topic is? One of the most important things for me with training sessions is to get them active right away. Although I would set up different warm-ups sometimes depending on the topic of […]

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4 February 2018, 3:44 pm
By Steven Smith Setup: One grid is set up in the front third of the field using a full half field. The grid is set with the width of the 18 yard box making the width of the grid 44 yards. Execution: Four players come from the midfield stripe or a bit closer as shown in […]

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15 January 2018, 3:50 pm
By Steven Smith Setup: Two free zones are set up outside a 36 by 30-yard field. Zones are free from defenders. Grid size can be up to half field depending on age of players and functional desire of coach. The free zone sizes can also be adjusted. Execution: Flat back four defend groups of attackers who […]

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Use this exercise to vault over defenders like CR7

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Complete this workout to replicate the Real Madrid star’s speed and spring

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Manchester City’s penalty-box predator wreaks havoc with his razor sharp surges. This workout will give you his rocket-propelled movement

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Stop tripping over your feet and become a weaving grassroots great with this dynamic workout inspired by the world’s best player

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Argentina’s hotshot is always first to the ball. Follow this drill to instantly ignite your speed off the mark

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Welcome to the pre-season training guide that’ll help you to emulate Aguero, Messi or CR7

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1 August 2015, 2:00 pm
Use this drill to develop Messi’s gravity defying movement

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Mimic Aguero’s supercharged surges with this gym workout

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