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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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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There have been countless examples in the closing stages of the European Champions League and already in Euro 2008 of an attacking team crossing the ball to the back post for a player to lay it back into the penalty area to create goal scoring chances, says David Clarke.

How to pull defences apart

There have been countless examples in the closing stages of the European Champions League and already in Euro 2008 of an attacking team crossing the ball to the back post for a player to lay it back into the penalty area to create goal scoring chances, says David Clarke.

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<p>Playing with one man up front means the final pass must be a good one. Use this session to help players get used to making pinpoint passes to set the attacker free</p>

Lone striker

Playing with one man up front means the final pass must be a good one. Use this session to help players get used to making pinpoint passes to set the attacker free

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I run this session to get my players looking around when they have the ball. It means they're aware of where their team mates are and where there's space on the pitch that can be exploited.

Look and learn

I run this session to get my players looking around when they have the ball. It means they’re aware of where their team mates are and where there’s space on the pitch that can be exploited.

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