Practice plans

How to coach whether to dribble or pass - part 1

Dribble or pass?

in Core Skills, Passing, Practice plans

Playing soccer is all about making split second decisions in a team environment. Make the wrong decision and you put your team under pressure. Make the right decision and you can win the game. This session helps develop the decision-making of the player in possession. MORE

How to coach scoring from crosses- part 1

Scoring from crosses

in Advanced Skills, Crossing, Practice plans

Good build up play will allow wingers to exploit width, putting them in a position to get the ball into the box for your forwards to attack. This session shows your players how to turn these opportunities into goals by getting players on the end of crosses. MORE

How to coach pressure points - part 1

Pressure points

in Core Skills, Defending, Practice plans

Your players must learn that what they do without the ball is as important as with it. Use “pressure points” to coach your players to win possession quickly by closing down their opponents, and watch your team dominate more games. MORE

How to coach back four drills- part 1

The back four

in Advanced Skills, Defending, Practice plans

The most commonly used defensive system requires four outfield players in a line in front of the keeper. The practices in this season recreate match scenarios in which players must defend strongly to stop opponents from scoring. MORE

How to coach pressure play drills- part 1

Pressure points

in Advanced Skills, Defending, Practice plans

Barcelona are a great attacking team but it is their defensive style adds a lot to how they become so attacking. A high pressure defence means attackers try to win the ball high up the pitch. Even if they don’t win the ball, the opposition is still likely to make mistakes. MORE

How to coach defending zone drills- part 1

Defend your zone

in Advanced Skills, Defending, Practice plans

“Zonal” defending refers to players keeping their position in a formation and not moving into another defender’s zone. It is vital a defender is able to prevent an attacker beating him in a 1v1 situation in his zone. MORE

How to coach defending carousel drills- part 1

Defending carousel

in Advanced Skills, Defending, Practice plans

This session is designed to improve your team’s defending techniques. It uses a diamond pattern that means stopping attacks is performed by one or two defenders and works in quick succession so your players are always occupied. MORE

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