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Alex Meredith
Name: Alex Meredith
City: Penymynydd
Country: United Kingdom
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
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Airbus testing week

Moving with the ball / Passing lanes to play forward


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Ball Manipulation 6/7 mins


players in 3's working between two cones

player furthest away working on receiving the ball

feinting one way and shifting the ball with the opposite leg

play back into opposite player who will then repeat at the opposite side


Progression 1 


-receive ball drag back and move to the side with outside of your foot before playing forward 

for the opposite side, perform L turn around the cone and play forward


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moving with the ball into space

- 4 safe zones marked out in each corner of the pitch with 4 sharks positionally centrally 

- players must move from one safe x=zone to another without being tagged 

- tagged on the back/shoulders only

4-5 mins

 frequent rotation of sharks

1 point for a completed straight run

2 points for a completed move to a diagonal box

ADD A BALL


Players now travel with a ball

- Talk about touches, dribbling/running with the ball - the difference....

- Feints and dropping the shoulder with a burst of pace into space

- wingmaker moves for a bonus point

- be brave and direct, take risks 

timer on being in the safe zone - 5 seconds


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Breaking lines - attacking space in front / Passing Lanes

players in 3 teams - different colours

pitch split into 1/3 - one defensive team in the middle

in possession on the outsides

1 defensive player can press the final 1/3

in possession 3 passes to go and break a line 

decision to either attack space and get to the other side or pass through a gap or around if narrow

if ball is lost your team become defenders and must transition quickly 

Coaching Points


- recognise the space to play forward

- no hesitation, be confident and attack space

- ball speed when passing to break the line

- OOP staying narrow to make it difficult


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