Practice plans

How to coach counter attacking drills- part 1

Counter strike

in Advanced Skills, 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 Advanced Skills, 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 the scoop save - part 1

Scoop save

in Core Skills, 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 varying pass drills- part 1

Mix and match

in Advanced Skills, 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

How to coach group defence drills- part 1

“Gang up” defending

in Advanced Skills, Defending, Practice plans

When a defender puts pressure on an attacker, it is vital that another defender stays close by in a supporting position. This session is designed to improve how your players “gang up” in defensive situations. In doing so, they will improve their understanding, positioning and teamwork. MORE

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