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"Development programs and teaching exercises based
  on modern coaching methodology and neuro-science."

SOCCER DRILLS

HD VIDEO TUTORIALS & PDFS

500+ TRAINING SESSIONS

SAQ Crossover Course

Type: Functional
Age: 12
Intensity (Workload): Low
Players: 2

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Session: AGIL (646)

Age: 10+ yrs Intensity: Low
Time: 10 mins Positions: All
Players: 6+ soccer coaching drills field Area: 15x8 yrd

Exercise Objectives

  1. Activation and increasing internal body temperature.
  2. Develop agility & quickness.
  3. Develop co-ordination.
  4. Aid recovery from strenuous play (i.e. Games).
  5. Increase blood flow to fatigued muscles.
  6. Remove waste products from muscles caused by use.
  7. Activation and increasing internal body temperature.

Aerobic Fitness Sessions

Detraining Effect

Introduction Typical soccer seasons have periods of intense training, matches, tournaments and also rest periods at whatever level of football.  As coaches we should be aware of the effects of training...

12-02-2015 Hits:8581 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Running With the Ball and Conditioning

Dribbling technique that can be also used as a conditioning and fitness exercise if needed. Running with the ball technique training and also football specific conditioning. Can also be used...

16-07-2013 Hits:19505 Aerobic Fitness Drills Ray Power - avatar Ray Power

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Conditioning With Dribbling

Dribbling exercise that incorporates conditioning to varying degrees as desired. Improve dribbling, turning, ball manipulation skills with football-specific conditioning. ...

15-07-2013 Hits:16068 Aerobic Fitness Drills Ray Power - avatar Ray Power

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6 Ball Game (Aerobic)

Small sided game focusing on developing Aerobic Fitness (High Intensity) and immediate transition on attack. Finishing is also trained in high reps as the defending unit is frequently outnumbered. ...

30-03-2012 Hits:33929 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Fitness Ladder (Aerobic)

Fitness and conditioning activity used to develop aerobic capacity and also threshold capacity. Exercise integrates technical training at repeated stations whilst training aerobic energy systems. ...

12-02-2012 Hits:33705 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Directional Possession with Targets (Hig…

Possessional exercise with direction where players have to work in a high intensity environment. Developing aerobic capacity in a small sided game scenario. ...

20-11-2011 Hits:29080 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Transition Fitness (High Aerobic)

Develop a teams ability to work at Moderate to High intensity for sustained periods. This possession exercise works the aerobic and lactate systems to induce a training overload that replicates...

20-11-2011 Hits:27577 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Numbers Up Transitions with Conditioning…

Develop Possession and Creating Goal Scoring Opportunities in Numbers Up Situations. Also train a teams ability to work at high intensity for sustained periods and increase the Intermittent Aerobic Capacity of players.

10-11-2011 Hits:18478 Aerobic SSG's TonyDeers - avatar TonyDeers

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Training Zones for Football Fitness

The below information should help provide you with guidelines for designing fitness and conditioning sessions with specific training objectives.  Due to the intermittent exercise profile of football, players require a...

31-10-2011 Hits:19347 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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2 Ball Aerobic Possession (Low Intensity…

Develop the aerobic capacity of players in this exercise an train the ability to perform moderate intensity over long periods of time. Also trains possession skills in small groups. ...

20-10-2011 Hits:18928 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Small Sided Games vs. Generic Training i…

A number of studies have now shown that small sided games are an effective form of aerobic training in soccer opposed to the traditional generic (running) training techniques.  ...

18-10-2011 Hits:20961 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Physical Development of Girls vs Boys

It is important to understand pre-pubertal and pubertal physiological development of girls and boys in order to gauge expectations and plan an appropriate training schedule for them. Both...

25-09-2011 Hits:11625 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Aerobic Fitness Conditioned Match (8vs8)

Develop the Intermittent Aerobic Capacity of players in this Small Sided Game. Develop a teams ability to work at high intensity for sustained periods. ...

23-09-2011 Hits:18702 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Football Periodization

Introduction Periodization is derived from 'Period' which is a division of time into smaller, easy-to-manage segments.  In our case ''Training Periods'. Specifically, periodization is the division of a yearly training...

01-09-2011 Hits:34473 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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150 Yrd Shuttles (High Intensity)

Drill Objective(s) Developing the ability to sustain high intensity exercise specific to soccer. Develop psychological toughness. Develop turns and good running form in soccer. Drill No: HAN1 Age: 14-Adlt No Players: 1+ Difficulty: Advanced Area/Time: 25x25yrds Diagram 1 ORGANISATION: Set up...

04-08-2011 Hits:24783 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Yo-Yo Intermittent and Endurance Testing

The Yo-Yo test series evaluate an individual's ability to repeatedly perform intervals over a prolonged period of time in intermittent exercise related sports. The endurance version of this test is...

25-07-2011 Hits:61787 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Split Pitch Fitness (Low Aerobic)

Small sided game with focus on fitness. Develop the Intermittent Aerobic Capacity of players. Develop a teams ability to work at low to moderate intensity for sustained periods. ...

20-07-2011 Hits:15259 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Repeated Sprint Training (RSA) and Inter…

Testing done on elite soccer players has shown that additional RSA (Repeated Sprint Activity) and Interval training has been shown to further improve performance in Intermittent Exercise (i.e Soccer). Bangsbo et...

18-07-2011 Hits:20247 Aerobic Fitness Science TonyDeers - avatar TonyDeers

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300 Yrd Shuttle (Lactate Tolerance Test)

Set up markers (cones) at 10 yrd intervals out to 50yrds.  This test is designed to test your lactate system and high intensity running.  This test is done with a...

04-07-2011 Hits:13601 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Cooper Test (VO2max Calculation)

What is VO2max? VO2 max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is one factor that can determine an player's capacity to perform sustained exercise and is linked to aerobic endurance. VO2 max refers...

05-05-2011 Hits:31430 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Reduced Training Volume vs. Increased In…

This article discusses the balance of volume and intensity of fitness activities in soccer training sessions. Iaia FM et al, performed a study on high performance athletes by replacing their...

18-04-2011 Hits:10950 Aerobic Fitness Science Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Aerobic Possession Grids

Possessional based fitness activity that could be used in pre-season or as an aerobic integrated possession training phase. ...

30-06-2010 Hits:31694 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Speed and Agility Circuit 1

SAQ Exercise designed to develop explosive speed and acceleration. Typical activities include co-ordination and balance training integrated into the various exercises. SAQ Circuit using a variety of movements to develop...

01-02-2010 Hits:44376 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Pyramid Fartlek Runs

Fartlek Pyramid training model for soccer. High Intensity Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. ...

01-02-2010 Hits:39771 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Partner Relay (Aerobic Threshold)

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. Relay races to create intermittent exercise to replicate the physical conditions of a match. ...

31-01-2010 Hits:26415 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Intermittent Aerobic Course (50yrds)

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. Exercise performed without a football for older and advanced players. ...

31-01-2010 Hits:24235 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Incremental Aerobic Recovery Runs

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. Series of high intensity sprints followed by various running bouts. ...

31-01-2010 Hits:23707 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Incremental Aerobic Fitness Pitch Runs

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. Requires a full field and involves different intensities of running/jogging. ...

31-01-2010 Hits:24149 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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High Intensity Aerobic Circuit

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. Without ball for advanced and senior level players. ...

28-01-2010 Hits:32495 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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3/4 Field Aerobic Runs

Aerobic fitness development activity used to progress the aerobic energy systems included aerobic threshold. ...

28-01-2010 Hits:19838 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Low Intensity Aerobic Agility Circuit

Develop Aerobic Capacity in this fitness and conditioning circuit. Perform various SAQ and loaded runs in order to develop a teams (player) aerobic profile. ...

28-01-2010 Hits:22421 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Aerobic Runs (High Intensity)

Aerobic fitness circuit used to develop aerobic capacity and the ability to recover after repeated bouts of high intensity intermittent exercise. Also develops 'Aerobic Threshold'. ...

28-01-2010 Hits:21099 Aerobic Fitness Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Cone Retreive Race (Aerobic)

Fitness and conditioning exercise to develop Anaerobic fitness and also aerobic base and recovery training. Performed without a football and in two teams or more depending on squad size. Competitive...

07-11-2009 Hits:26899 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Cone Runners (Recovery Runs)

Defending priorities in and around the 18yrd area. Focusing on preventing goal scoring opportunities and small group defending techniques.

07-11-2009 Hits:31384 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Cone Capture

Small sided game or pre-season activity used to develop aerobic fitness in players in a fun and high intensity small sided game. Developing a players ability to recover and perform...

07-11-2009 Hits:33726 Aerobic SSG's Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Functional Training Drills

SAQ Crossover Course

SAQ soccer drill that develops agility in soccer. Develop reaction time, motors skills for balance, co-ordination, programmed agility & random agility. ...

11-04-2018 Hits:7921 Agility Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Developing Attacking in the Final 3rd

Attacking functional exercise where teams attempt to create effective attacking patterns. Develop wide attacking play and also central combination play in order to disorganize and disorientate the defending line.

17-01-2015 Hits:25225 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Deep Defending to Counter Attack

Coach understanding when to counter-attack on a large scale small sided game. Coach how to counter-attack in different ways and also how to regain possession in your own half. Strategies...

10-02-2014 Hits:15805 Compact Defending Games Alexander Trukan - avatar Alexander Trukan

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Coach Central Attacking Play

Attacking functional activity with the objective of breaking opponents down centrally. Exercise explores patterns and movements needed to break down an opponents defending block. ...

16-03-2010 Hits:29314 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach When and Where to Dribble

Functional exercise to improve the decision making and understanding of knowing when and where to dribble with the football in order to exploit space, either in wide positions or centrally...

05-10-2009 Hits:17182 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach a Team to Exploit Space by Flank P…

Session to train the ability of wide players (wingers) to drive inside from the flanks to create space either for themselves or others. We look at the moment of the...

15-01-2009 Hits:32010 Attacking Phases of Play Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach A Team To Use Wide Flank Play 2

Phase of Play used to coach attacking in the middle and final 3rd using the wide flank areas. Penetration in wide flank areas is vital to a modern dynamic football...

14-01-2009 Hits:20929 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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Coach A Team To Use Wide Flank Play

Functional coaching session on developing wide flank attacking play worked on each side of the field. Players develop play around an opponent full back between the midfielders and forwards of...

14-01-2009 Hits:29822 Attacking Functional Drills Darren Pitfield - avatar Darren Pitfield

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