Practice plans

Covering core and advanced skills, each Practice Plan provides the blueprint for an entire session for you to run with your team. A quick read through and you've got a ready-made session to take on to the pitch. Perfect for when you're running late and don't have time to hunt around for new ideas.

Practice Plans can be adapted by the coach to suit any age group from age 7 to 16, and are appropriate for adult teams. As a Soccer Coach Weekly subscriber you can access all 275 Practice Plans on the website covering the entire range of skills and tactics, in a format you can easily print and take to training.

How to coach set piece drills- part 1

The specialist

in Practice plans

All teams have at least one player who is used to take set pieces. The practices in this Smart Session are designed to help you identify the best free kick, corner and penalty takers. MORE

How to coach the feet first drill - part 3

Feet first (Short throw-ins)

in Practice plans

Short throw-ins should be viewed as more than simply a way of restarting play – they’re also a means of keeping possession and gaining territory, and the best way to do both is to throw the ball to a team mate’s feet. MORE

How to coach defending game drills- part 2

Defending games

in Defending, Practice plans

In November 2008 we looked at defending individually and in 2s and 3s. This session pulls all of the techniques into a single session where defenders face an increasing number of attackers with each ball. MORE

How to coach fun defending practices - part 1

Fun defending practises

in Defending, Practice plans

This session introduces your young players to the principles of defending by disguising the theme of the practice through the competitive nature of fun team games. Giving them a proper structure and the correct tactical approach will make their role as a defender much more rewarding and will save your team lots of goals. MORE

Fresh coaching ideas every day





Unlimited web access + Weekly digital magazine

Included in your subscription:

Find out more

Follow us