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How to coach goalkeeper kicking and handling drills- part 1

Safe hands and safe feet

in Advanced Skills, Goalkeeping, Practice plans

The ability to deal with balls that come to the goalkeeper from all angles is one of the most important parts of a goalkeeper’s game. It relies on positioning, technique and good decision making. Most importantly, keepers need to be good with their feet as well as their hands. MORE

How to coach instant shooting - part 1

The instant shot

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Striking the ball first time at goal requires good service, timing and technique. With benefits including reducing the amount of time keepers have to prepare themselves, it’s worth giving it a shot. MORE

Coaching how to run Line drills- part 1

Line drills

in Advanced Skills, Attacking, Practice plans

1v1 Split your players into two teams. To “score a goal” the attacking player must dribble past the defender and into the “end zone”. Encourage the attacking player to perform a variety of feints before powerfully accelerating with the ball into space. Give each team a turn at attacking, the team with the most “goals” wins. MORE

How to coach a diagonal run and shot - part 1

Diagonal run and shot

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Even the best defences will be breached if your forwards make diagonal runs from wide and receive a well-timed through pass. This shooting drill will help your players perfect their timing when making diagonal runs and getting a shot at goal. MORE

How to coach Spanish style football- part 1

Olé football

in Advanced Skills, Passing, Practice plans

Spain and Barcelona mesmerise their opponents when in possession of the ball. Improve your players’ composure when they have the ball to emulate the Spanish. This session will help your players retain possession and if the opposition do not have the ball, they cannot score any goals. MORE

How to coach goal poaching drills- part 1

The goal poacher

in Advanced Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

This week’s session is designed to improve your players’ ability to score goals inside the penalty area. The term “goal poacher” describes a player who is desperate to score goals and is constantly looking to get a toe, foot or head on the ball to do so. MORE

How to coach "pull!" - part 1

“Pull!”

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Recreate the thrill of a clay-pigeon shoot as your strikers call for the ball to be pulled back before despatching it into the net. Can they keep a cool head and finish with accuracy? MORE

How to coach the midfield screen - part 1

The midfield screen

in Core Skills, Midfield, Practice plans

The midfield screen is a defensive line, shielding defenders from penetrating through balls and 1v1 situations. Use this session to get your midfield working as a unit to give the defenders behind them some protection. MORE

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