Passing Pattern ‘Y’ to Improve Aerobic Power

By Alex Trukan This exercise is an unopposed, continuous passing pattern aimed at developing aerobic power. Passing tempo and position interchanges forces players to be constantly on the move below their anaerobic threshold. Therefore, the practice is focused on developing … Continue reading

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Attacking in the Middle Third and Anaerobic Capacity

By Alex Trukan This game-related practice combines tactical and physical development focus. From the tactical perspective, its aim is to improve attacking from the middle third by exploiting the space in behind of the defence using dribbling, through passes and … Continue reading

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Shooting Circuit and Starting Speed

By Alex Trukan The shooting circuit exercise incorporates fitness content of starting speed. This quality is needed in 1v1 duels, runs for the ball or exploiting shooting opportunities in and around the penalty area. Due to competitiveness of this practice, … Continue reading

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Striker Endurance

By Alex Trukan This exercise will work on the aerobic endurance of your players whilst being specific to the movements that your strikers will perform during a game. Set up the field as shown in figure 1 below. The two … Continue reading

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‘Numbers’ Game to Improve Anaerobic Power

By Alex Trukan This exercise is focused on improving Anaerobic Power which is required for acceleration and speed qualities. ‘Numbers’ game is appropriate and fun for almost any age group and ability level. Apart from physical area, it also focuses … Continue reading

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Passing and Dribbling Square

By Alex Trukan The passing and dribbling square exercise is focused on improving technical skills along with physical capabilities. The main emphasis is placed on aerobic endurance maintenance which serves as a basis to improvement in anaerobic power and capacity. … Continue reading

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