04/23/2019 |

Building the back 4 game

Use this 4+4 v 4 box to give your back four a good work out in blocking passing lanes when attackers are trying to play through balls to get behind the defence. MORE

04/23/2019 | Defending

Building the back 4 activity

This session is all about getting the back four to work together and to gain a level of understanding to stop attackers splitting the central defenders and advancing on goal. MORE


03/22/2019 | Rondos

Pressing rondo

If you want to improve your team’s defensive performance, use this activity to teach players when to press and when to hold, so they can control play even if they don’t have possession. MORE

03/8/2019 | Warm Ups

Triangle keep ball

This is a simple 5v2 keep away game made harder by having a triangle in the middle which the two defenders must protect or stay in the middle longer MORE

04/9/2019 | Arrival activity


This arrival activity is great for any age group once players have got into the swing of passing one way and running the other. You can use any number of players and add more as they turn up for training. MORE

arrival activity

04/8/2019 | Arrival activity

Changing direction

As an arrival activity this works because you can add players as they turn up to training. It develops a high level of skill and movement. It is good for technique and uses both feet. MORE

Match day warm up

02/22/2019 | Arrival activity

Two move

This simple and fun activity is perfect for use on match days, allowing you to warm up your players with ball control and good touch MORE

Small-Sided Games

04/3/2019 | Attacking

Hot cross buns

Teach your players to finish off solid scoring chances in front of goal using this fast training session that encourages balls played into the box from various angles MORE

How to coach first time shooting - part 1

04/22/2019 | Practice plans

All your eggs in one basket

Have a bit of fun with this Easter-themed session that also has the serious goal of improving your players’ first-time shooting skills. In the final game, if you can put all your eggs (balls) in the basket (goal) before the opposition, you are the Easter champion. MORE

How to coach easter egg fun drills- part 1

04/21/2019 | Practice plans

Easter egg cup

Try out this fun session in which two teams compete to win the Easter egg cup. This type of practice makes a great change from your normal style of training and is guaranteed fun for the players. MORE

How to coach Easter sessions- part 1

04/20/2019 | Practice plans

Easter island

Defenders try to stop players stealing the eggs (balls) from Easter island (centre circle). The team which steals the most balls wins the game. MORE

04/10/2019 | Tactics

1v1 on the fly

For all age groups this 1 v 1 set up encourages the use of all necessary techniques and tactics needed to be successful in 1 v 1 duals. There is also a fun team element to this game MORE


Where do goalkeepers fit in?

The goalkeeper is a position that can be hard to fill; so when it comes to coaching your goalkeeper, you should do all you can to encourage him or her by making training fun, easy to understand and full of variety MORE


Train like Lionel Messi

Working on some of the skills that make Messi such a wonderful player will undoubtedly improve the fortunes of your team and help to get your forwards scoring more goals. MORE


Get all your players scoring goals

Every one of your players will love scoring goals – even the goalkeeper. It is an important part of your team strategy that you do not rely on just one player to score for your team during the season. MORE

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