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Wembley stadium

How Wembley could help grassroots coaches

With the pending sale of the home of England football could grassroots coaches like you and I benefit from a huge amount of investment. The billionaire owner of Fulham football club is the architect of an extraordinary deal to buy Wembley stadium worth almost £900m. Shahid Khan, who also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars American football... MORE

How to prepare for tournament success

Soccer tournaments test both your coaching ability and your player management skills so you must go into them prepared. Here are six sessions, a combination of activities and advice, that will help you. Tournament matches come thick and fast and you want players to be fit and ready. Try small-sided games such as Score one touch,... MORE

Sweeper Keeper

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This fast and furious training game will give your goalkeeper plenty of chances to develop all of the skills needed to be a sweeper keeper MORE

1v1 duels

The 1v1 duel pitches two players in a tight situation where there can only be one winner. Who has got the determination and skill to claim the ball and dribble past their opponent to score a goal? MORE

Receving skills

Time to receive

Give your players the time they need to receive the ball in the final third using the safe zone in this session MORE

Intercept the ball

Steal the ball

It’s all about positioning in this lively intercepting game aimed at teaching your players how to nick the ball back from the other team while it’s still in midfield MORE

Celtic Ki

How to make a long pass – 4 activities...

The long pass advances from a short pass in that accuracy becomes vital over longer distances so technique must be practised. Use these four activities to hone the technique among your players. For beginners: Play the fun game Long and Short Of It to teach young players the art of passing the ball across longer... MORE

Make scoring easier

Shrinking goal

This is a great game since it provides a natural handicap that makes even the most unequal of teams (in terms of player skill) equal. So let your players choose their own teams, if necessary, and enjoy the game’s effect! MORE

Attacking tactics

Attack like Liverpool

Feeding strikers like Liverpool do with their amazing front three is the best way to get your team on the front foot and destroy the opposition before they have woken up. MORE

Switching play

Switch play to beat teams that park the bus

Struggling to create goalscoring opportunities against defensive teams? Switching play is key to the solution. The secret to opening up an impenetrable back four is switching the play and getting opposition defenders to leave their posts. MORE

Watch Kevin De Bruyne shooting masterclass

Kevin De Bruyne was once dubbed “the modern Cruyff”’ by his under-21 manager at Genk and it was Johan Cruyff who said: “Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.” MORE

Dribble and shoot

Dribble and shoot

It is an important part of a striker’s tool box to be able to dribble the ball and have a shot a goal as a result – often finding space in the final third relies on aggressive strikers MORE

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Flying Fullbacks

Flying Fullbacks

The sight of a defender bombing on down the over-lap is no longer seen as a surprise move from an unexpected angle but a key part of how all the best sides seek to play. Fullbacks are now a potent attacking force in the professional game – it’s very rare you see a team that... MORE

Space Invaders soccer drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

Space Invaders

You have to fast in this dribbling game with the focus on close control, passing accuracy and pace, one-touch passing. MORE

Beat two and score - part 1

Beat two and score

Beat two and score is a dream practice for players who love to show off their skill and dribbling ability. Players must compete to dribble outside the opponent’s end line and into a second 1v1 situation where a quick change of direction can give them the opportunity to shoot. MORE

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