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Soccer drills and skills

This season, never hunt around for a fresh soccer drill again. Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities with Soccer Coach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players.

The soccer drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
 

Drills by skill

Drills by age group

Get it wide

in Attacking, Midfield

Use this session to encourage your players to get the ball wide in order to open up the pitch for an attacking move and to create more scoring opportunities MORE

How to coach group defence drills- part 1

Two banks of four

in Defending, Practice plans

A team needs to be united in defence when under pressure. The focus of the session is defending with two banks of four players. These players work together to reduce space for the opposition to attack and create goalscoring opportunities. MORE

The fourth dimension

in Attacking, Midfield

If you want to score more goals, use this activity to teach your players to develop solid midfield passing and to attack with the help of wide midfielders MORE

Fast forward

in Attacking, Passing

Fast forward movement puts pressure on the opposition as they try to win the ball back. This is a great session to show your players how to catch opponents out of position MORE

How to coach cross defence- part 1

Defending the cross

in Defending, Practice plans

If you can improve your players’ defending from crosses, fewer goals will be conceded. The session focuses primarily on the four defenders and their ability to block a cross or clear the ball from danger. MORE

Triangle keep ball

in Rondos, Warm Ups

This is a simple 5v2 keep away game made harder by having a triangle in the middle which the two defenders must protect or stay in the middle longer MORE

How to coach keeper mobility, positioning and shot-stopping - part 1

Three-sided keeper

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

It is important to provide training specifically for your goalkeepers. In this drill, a keeper guards three goals at the same time. It tests their mobility, positioning and shot-stopping ability. It is also very useful to have others who can play in goal so teach all your squad these skills. MORE

How to coach attackers to beat the defender - part 1

Beat the defender

in Practice plans, Soccer dribbling drills

By practising taking on a defender, not only will players acquire basic dribbling skills, they’ll also learn they won’t be successful with every attempt, which is an important step towards giving them the confidence to try things in a match while removing the fear of failure. MORE


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