The Perfect Defensive System #4- Total Football + Gegenpressing

In this new series called The Perfect Defensive System,we invite you the reader to contribute posts on what you think is the best defensive...
Ritesh Gogineni
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Every coach needs the best football training equipment to bring out the best in his players. In this article, we have made a list detailing the essential football training equipment every football coach/trainer should have.

Football Training Cones

The first training equipment any Soccer/Football coach needs to have. Can be used to practice various training drills, especially useful in coaching kids.

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

Football Free Kick / Coaching Mannequin

An important coaching aid, used by the best to practice free kicks. Learn to bend in just like Beckham!

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

Football Training Bibs

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Magnetic Football Tactics/Strategy Board

Another must for any coach,  it is the easiest way for managers to plot their winning strategies. You can show your team how to adapt from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 in a matter of seconds. Also can be used for effective in-game tactical changes.

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

Football Passing Arcs

FORZA Football Training Passing Arcs (10)

Improve your team’s passing skills with these brilliant passing arcs.

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

Kick Trainer Solo Practice Aid

Hands-free trainer allows players to maximise the number of touches on the ball with more mobility. 

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

Football Training Equipment For Practicing Heading

One of the few training equipment availabel for practising heading. The balls can be adjusted to different heights as required.

Buy this at Amazon.com(US) or Amazon.co.uk 

 

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