Attacking

The attacking soccer drills in this section aim to help you coach your players to make the most of the opportunities that come their way during a game. We look at ways to create chances for your attackers, small-sided games that will sharpen their reactions in front of goal, and tips on how to coach your attackers to be goal-machines.

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7 v 7 counter-attacking game

Use this fast and exciting training session to teach your players to recognise when a counter-attack is on. It encourages quick breakaway attacks and quick decision-making. Why use it Players get chances to score on the counter-attack and they must be quick to take advantage. Often young players will not see the overload when they […]

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5 v 5 soccer transitions drill

This is a session to teach your players how to adjust and react quickly when winning the ball so they can start counter attacks capable of catching the opposition out of position. Why use it It’s a great way to practise changes in possession and fast counter attacks. Players look to pull defences apart by […]

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Attack with width using the “crossover”

A crossover movement is made in wide areas of the pitch by three players combining passing and movement. Player 1 passes to player 2 who is in a wide area. Player 1 then makes an overlapping run, while player 2 moves inside to make a forward pass to player 3. Player 3 completes the crossover by passing into the path of player 1’s […]

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5v5 attacking with speed session

Every team needs dribblers who can attack the opposition with speed, so try this training session if you want to encourage your players to dribble with the ball like Ross Barkley. Why use it Getting players to try to beat an opponent or to accelerate away with the ball is a wonderful attacking weapon. It […]

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Intelligence on the pitch isn’t something that comes naturally to all players. Many will make good passes or strong tackles but won’t think about what follows. Smart players are those who learn there is more than one part to a move – they must link, support and anticipate.

Full backs attack from deep with a wall pass

Intelligence on the pitch isn’t something that comes naturally to all players. Many will make good passes or strong tackles but won’t think about what follows. Smart players are those who learn there is more than one part to a move – they must link, support and anticipate.

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