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Better ball control

Better ball control

It is important for young players to recognise when the ball is passed to them by looking up at all times giving them more chance to control the ball MORE

Good behaviour on match day

10 tips for match day manners

Footy4Kids guru Steve Watson has created 10 tips for match day etiquette - tips that will help you to look like a 'proper' coach instead of a dodgy character in a tracksuit who can't stop shouting nonsense at other people's children. MORE

Killer pass

Play like Andrea Pirlo

Football genius Andrea Pirlo has retired – the 38-year-old won 116 caps for Italy and helped them win the 2006 World Cup and had many club honours – he played like a quarterback spraying the ball all over the pitch. Create a Pirlo for your team MORE

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How to play against a ‘bigger’ team

“Look at the size of the team we’re playing! They are huge…” That was the comment that greeted me when I turned up at the weekend for our Under 17s match against an Under 18s team in the county cup. It wasn’t the attitude I was hoping to see! But I can quite understand it.... MORE

4v3 attacking overload

Solve the 4v3 puzzle

This is a great game to coach getting players to support in defence and attack but with the emphasis on how to play in overload situations – up or down. Defending two goals with three defenders takes good tactics. MORE

Dribble and underlap support

Simple set up to show players how to make supporting runs with the player on the ball and adds a bit of creativity into the mix with subtle additions like backheels. 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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