Kieran Smith 7v7 Directional Game

Hi Following on from last week’s pressing drill, here we are taking the elements of pressing into a directional and tactical game scenario of 7v7. The teams are playing within roughly a quarter of the pitch (as seen in the video), with a target player at either end. The 7 players are set up in…

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AFC Wimbledon Conditioned Games

Hi This week’s session is focussed on attacking play, as demonstrated by the Head of AFC Wimbledon’s Academy, Mark Robinson. A regular game is set up with the condition of players having to play forward or sideways. They cannot play backwards passes unless they are in the final third of the pitch. This drill is…

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Mark Robinson Transition Game

Hi This week’s session is focussed on a transitional game, as demonstrated by the Head of AFC Wimbledon’s Academy, Mark Robinson. In this drill we have three teams; 1 team attacking, 1 team defending and another team waiting to attack. The team attacking gets a point if they score, while the team defending get a point if they…

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Passing SSG

Hi Passing is a core skill and an important element to develop in young players. The trick is to do it in a dynamic environment which is cognitively challenging. This is a SSG that I have used through out my career in Academy football, I find it an extremely effective way to not only improve…

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