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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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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