The 5-Minute Football Coach #56
Playing out of the back, Children development, Michael Appleton
Here are your 3 picks for this week:
⚽️ Practice(s) of the week
First, a simple setup to practice playing out of the back, with 2v1 situations
This can easily be progressed by having the pressure coming from inside the area. Or even into the following 4v4+3 setup, to work on possession up and down the pitch
📖 Topic of the week
As most coaches are taking their teams up one age group this autumn, here’s a good reminder to think about the physical development of our players.
This article by Erica Suter covers 10 areas to take into account for training and coaching, and includes videos of specific exercises.
💡 Idea of the week
Finally, a simple coaching point from Michael Appleton on passing the ball with the top of your foot.
I hope you enjoyed this. Have a good week and stay safe!
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