So how can you improve confidence on the ball and get your players running at the opposition? Well, first things first your players need to know the basics; keeping their head up, the ball close to their feet and learning to use both feet.
What's in the Session?
To help get your team to lift their heads and play with confidence we start this session with a simple dribbling maze exercise, to get everyone used to changing direction and keeping the ball close to their feet. After this we add an element of competition, gradually increasing the pressure and challenging your players to work in 1 v 1 situations, challenging them to find the space and find their way past their marker.
Then things get serious as we test how players cope when receiving the ball under pressure with two conditioned games before finishing with a half pitch match - giving your players the chance to put practice into play.
Keep your players sharp and recap their passing, turning and ball control with this multi-skills session - finishing with two fun conditioned games
To coach and develop players understanding of how to attack and create goal scoring opportunities quickly. Provide technical detail around combinations and finishing to increase success rate.
Introduce goalkeepers to recovery lines and efficiency of movement across the goals. Check the GK is moving into line with the ball when making the save.
Make the most of the space on the field by getting your players into the mind-set of switching the play, rather than trying to hammer down the same congested channel each time.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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