Practice plans

How to coach 1v1 drills- part 1

Win your 1v1 duels

in Attacking, Practice plans

This session is designed to improve 1v1 duels in the midfield. The players are forced to continually attack and defend 1v1 in order to get a chance to attack and score a goal. MORE

How to coach second ball tactics- part 1

Second ball steal

in Practice plans, Shooting

Forwards must always be “alive” and ready to react should a defender fail to clear the ball, miss-control, play a poor pass or not react to a rebound off the goalkeeper. Use this session to keep your forwards alert and they will steal goals for your team. MORE

How to coach keeper sweeper - part 1

Keeper sweeper

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

Goalkeepers have to be alert even if they don’t have a lot to do in some games. Any attack on their goal can be prevented by early action such as interrupting long balls to sweep away danger. MORE

How to coach keepers to be ever ready to make a save - part 1

Ever ready to make a save

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

It may only be for a split second, but having a good “ready” position will give a goalkeeper a good platform from which to make a save. Such preparation can be the difference between winning and losing a match. MORE

How to coach a 4v2 attacking drill- part 1

Attacking 4v2 game

in Attacking, Practice plans

Good passing and movement will generate instances of 4 v 2 overload. Take these chances when they arise and you’ll win the game. This session shows your players how to maximize the opportunity. MORE

How to coach goal keeper reaction drills- part 1


in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

Improving your goalkeeper’s reaction speed to different attacking situations such as rebounds and the fast, unexpected shot could stop your team leaking goals. MORE

How to coach counter attacking drills- part 1

Counter strike

in Attacking, Practice plans

Teams are at their most vulnerable when they lose the ball in the attacking third. This session will help your team to capitalise on these opportunities by making a quick fire counter strike when they win possession and the opposition’s defence is vulnerable. MORE

Cunning corners

in Practice plans

In professional soccer almost 50% of goals are scored from set pieces (corners and free kicks). So organisation and efficiency in set-piece attacking and defending is crucial to the success of your team. This session focuses on corners. MORE

How to coach palming the ball over the bar - part 1

Palming the ball over the bar

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

A keeper needs a variety of techniques to cope with those times when they can’t catch the ball. Palming the ball over the bar is one of those techniques, and is ideal for high crosses that could potentially drop behind the keeper and into the net. MORE

How to coach the scoop save - part 1

Scoop save

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

Any shot that is traveling towards a goalkeeper’s legs at pace is difficult to deal with. Young goalkeepers in particular have problems with these and often opt for kicking the ball away, or end up with the ball hitting, or even worse, going through their legs into the goal. MORE

How to coach keeper confidence drills- part 1

The second six yards

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

When a cross arrives between the six-yard box and penalty spot, the goalkeeper can catch the ball or leave it to his defenders. This session will improve your goalkeeper’s confidence and decision making in the crucial “second six yards”. MORE

How to coach varying pass drills- part 1

Mix and match

in Passing, Practice plans

In matches, players have to make a range of passes across various distances. The practices in this session are designed to improve awareness of when to use a short pass and when a longer pass is required. MORE

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