Proven, easy to use soccer drills, practice plans, training tips and advice for grassroots coaches


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6 steps to correcting technical errors feature

6 steps to correcting technical errors

Part of a young player’s soccer development is the crucial way you deal with technical errors your players make. It is often easier to turn a blind eye so you don’t have to say anything to the child, but it will help them more if you talk to them about how they will be a […]

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U10 passing support play feature

U10s game for passing and support play

This session is all about having support on both sides of the pitch when the opposition are pressing and blocking passing routes to the goal. It also helps stop that awful play down the centre of the pitch when 9 and 10 year olds get drawn in to a battle of the middle ground. In […]

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Fun pre-match activity feature

Fun pre-match activity

This fun activity is perfect for use on match days, allowing you to warm up your players’ passing and moving technique. Difficulty Rating – 4 out of 5 stars Good technical warm up but does require the player in the centre to move quickly to keep the session going – the progression adds movement which […]

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Score from Corners Feature

A great corner kick routine

Dead ball situations are great for creating scoring chances if your players are organised. Use this session to help your team score more goals from corners. Why use it This shows how effective a flick on can be and helps players exploit the space in the box by moving to the area they know the […]

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Bank the Points

Spot the transitions in “Bank The Points”

In this fun game of options, teams score in three different goals but also defend three goals too. Should they bank points quickly or try to beat the keeper for the big prize? Why use it Pre-season sharpness is the key, but it is also about decisions in front of goal. Set up Set up […]

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The X Files Passing Session

Help! My players don’t pass the ball

Question: Hola David! I have a team who are really good at pressing but they just don’t pass the ball enough, they just want to score which is good sometimes but I need them to pass more. Can you give me some advice please? Answer: Hope you are having a great season with your team. […]

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10 things to say on match day

10 Important Things to Do on Match Day

Coaches are held in high regard in the game by players and parents alike, but it is important to brush up on what we say and how we say it to ensure that our own behavioural standards are being maintained. After all, we demand the same of our players! Here are 10 top behavioural tips […]

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Defending Workshop feature

Defending Workshop: Create overloads in defence

It’s vitally important our players know how to efficiently and effectively close down opponents in winning the ball at the back, especially as this is an area where space between the lines is a vital target for opposition attackers. Helps players to understand defending and you will definitely see players progress so they "want" to […]

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U9 defending drill

U9 Defending Drill to Quickly Recover a Lost Ball

Counter attacking is a huge problem for youth teams especially in the younger age groups where getting the team that has lost the ball to quickly react is very difficult. You need to spend time on sessions like this one because in young minds they may well think it is a lost cause and not […]

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