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

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Find the Space

Find the Space

This is a useful training session to help players understand when and how to switch the play wide in order to create scoring opportunities with through passes. Why use it One of the primary attacking objectives of wingers is to get the ball to their feet where their 1v1 skills, speed and creativity can cause […]

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Off the Line Tactic

Off the Line Tactic

Off the line describes a wide player who moves from a wide area into central areas to receive the ball. The term refers to his movement off the touchline. A player can move into space from the wide areas to exploit a team that is blocking your wingers – needs good weight of pass and awareness […]

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U8s ball control feature

U8s ball control game

At this age if players can hold onto the ball and dribble with it they will be technically better than most of their opponents and be able to advance on goal into dangerous areas of the pitch giving them more chance of scoring a goal. Dribble with the ball 5 yards with one half turn.

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Explosive in Midfield

Yaya Toure can drive defenders backwards, find space and exploit it. Use this fast session to teach your midfielders how to drive play in different ways, just like the Ivory Coast star. Why use it Attacking play from midfield can fire a team forward and create the kind of chances in the final third that […]

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Passing Pairs Rondo Feature

Passing Pairs Rondo

Straight from the Fulham Academy training ground, this warm-up will help develop your team’s ability to use both feet and to pass accurately. Why use it This is a great warm up to get your players passing the ball and working in sequences and passing patterns. Using a circle is a good way to get […]

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How to create overloads in attack

Strikers need to do more than just score goals – sometimes they have to hold the ball up until support players arrive to create overloads in attack. Why use it Important for the players to create space with the overload attack, keeping possession until the midfield support arrives and movement of players to open routes […]

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Unopposed build up and combination play feature

Unopposed build up and combination play

If you want to discover the next Harry Kane star use this session. Release your wide players to cross for the attackers who must time their runs to arrive in the box at the same time as the ball. Set up Area: Half Pitch Equipment: 6 cones, 1 goal No. of Players: 10 Outfield, 1 […]

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Don't let them score feature

Playing well in training but not in matches?

This session is all about cover and support play. Every player has to attack and defend which helps you to develop match play in training. Why use it Big overload for team with no goalkeeper coaches players in the need to shoot early when outnumbered and for the overload team to cover at the back. […]

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