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Sense of urgency in the player behaviour

How to improve player's sense of urgency in going towards the ball and get the ball?
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Hi Wan, sense of urgency is not just working harder but increased effort but within the framework of the game plan. I would say that to increase your players you should tell them all what the game plan is to get the ball back. Then create your own drills to practice it such as this one from Sportplan. 

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Description: B tries to break through between red players.

- with ball
- without ball
Coaching Points: side steps
- small, fast steps
- low to the floor
- as much contact to the floor as possible
running forward to defend
- small, short steps
- arms slightly bent,forward
- low to the floor
- as much contact to the floor as possible
- never jump
back into defence
- always keep watching the ball
- small, short steps
- arms wide open to prevent players to pass to pivot

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