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Attacking

The attacking soccer drills in this section aim to help you coach your players to make the most of the opportunities that come their way during a game. We look at ways to create chances for your attackers, small-sided games that will sharpen their reactions in front of goal, and tips on how to coach your attackers to be goal-machines.

Pace setters

in Attacking, Shooting

Ideal for grassroots teams to push opponents back and score against them. It helps teams break at speed quickly getting to the heart of the opposition defence MORE

Wide receivers

in Attacking, Passing

According to Fulham coach Steve Wigley this is a great session for passing and receiving, something that you cannot practise enough of if you want your team to retain possession and move the ball up the pitch into attacking areas. MORE

Attacking gateways

in Attacking

This coaches players in the art of winning the ball back both as individuals and as a team, emphasising the value of players being hard to beat. MORE

Attacking tactics

Win games like the Champions

in Attacking, Tactics

Liverpool are the Premier League Champions. Feeding strikers like Liverpool do with their amazing front three is the best way to get your team on the front foot and destroy the opposition before they have woken up. MORE

Coaching how to run Line drills- part 1

Line drills

in 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

Crossing on the run

in Attacking, Crossing

Having the ability to cross the ball on the run makes life difficult for the opposition defenders. This is one of the harder skills that wingers need and it helps them to catch out defenders on the counterattack without stopping or slowing the attack down. MORE

Gale Force Goals

Return to play: gale force goals

in Attacking, Shooting

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions Pass, turn, shoot then move quickly to get back into position – this session works your players to get to the ball first and shoot quickly. Why use it On match days it is... MORE

Pressing v possession

Under pressure

in Attacking, Defending

This is all about teamwork and teammates using the ball or stopping opponents from winning it. Press hard and the defenders will win the three balls in the fastest time – the clock starts ticking the second the first ball is kicked so players must move quickly. MORE

How to coach passing and shooting drills-part 1

The scoring box

in Attacking, Practice plans

In a small-sided game, goals scored from quick one- and two-touch combination play count double. This rewards play that has been practiced and developed earlier in the session. MORE

How to coach cross fire - part 1

Cross fire

in Attacking, Practice plans

Good communication between attackers is vital for a successful partnership because occupying the same area makes space easier to defend. “Cross fire” encourages your attackers to build an understanding of the runs they must make to create space. MORE

Switch to score

Create space

in Attacking, Tactics

This game encourages teams to switch play and to create space away from the ball – it is a condition of the game that teams must switch before they can score a goal. MORE

Organised to attack

Hit wide areas

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

This session focuses on hitting wide areas with the use of group attacks and switching. It works on the basic play used to develop attacking moves to get from one third to the next to create goal scoring chances. MORE

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