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.

U7 attacking game

U7 attacking game

It isn’t always easy to teach young players how to play the game – often when you start a match one of the players will ask you “which way are we kicking?”. So at training when you are coaching age groups like the Under 7s or 8s you need to work on what happens in […]

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The Key Player

The Key Player

Use this session to show your team the importance of a “key player” and the importance of players holding their positions and giving support to your player. Why use it This session helps you to coach a key player in your team to set up plays and unlock the opposition’s defence. Balls played into space […]

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Team Finishing Circuit

Team Finishing Circuit

“Get your players combining with this varied finishing circuit that will test their ability to work as a team as well as a range of individual skills.” – Michael Beale, Soccer Attack Set up Area: Half Pitch Equipment: 5 Cones, 2 Goals, 1 Mannequin No. of Players: 8 Outfield, 2 Goalkeepers The Steps Player 1 […]

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U11 dribble with the ball and shoot drill

U11 dribble and shoot drill

This session has great match day attacking skills for 11-year-olds with ball movement, turning with the ball, running with the ball and dribbling the ball ending up with a positive shot at the end of the sequence. 1. Set up a 15 x 15 yards area split into a dribbling area of 7 yards and […]

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Find the Space

Find the Space

This is a useful training session to help players understand when and how to switch the play wide in order to create scoring opportunities with through passes. Why use it One of the primary attacking objectives of wingers is to get the ball to their feet where their 1v1 skills, speed and creativity can cause […]

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How to create overloads in attack featured

How to create overloads in attack

Strikers need to do more than just score goals – sometimes they have to hold the ball up until support players arrive to create overloads in attack. Why use it Important for the players to create space with the overload attack, keeping possession until the midfield support arrives and movement of players to open routes […]

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Unopposed build up and combination play feature

Unopposed build up and combination play

If you want to discover the next Harry Kane star use this session. Release your wide players to cross for the attackers who must time their runs to arrive in the box at the same time as the ball. Set up Area: Half Pitch Equipment: 6 cones, 1 goal No. of Players: 10 Outfield, 1 […]

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Simple Support Session Feature

Simple Support

If you want your players to score more goals try this fast and simple game to encourage them to beat the opposition with clever passes, shots and skills. Why use it This is a simple 4v4 game where clever link play or individual skill will create a goalscoring opportunity due to the numbers on the […]

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U10 passing support play feature

U10s game for passing and support play

This session is all about having support on both sides of the pitch when the opposition are pressing and blocking passing routes to the goal. It also helps stop that awful play down the centre of the pitch when 9 and 10 year olds get drawn in to a battle of the middle ground. In […]

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Bank the Points

Spot the transitions in “Bank The Points”

In this fun game of options, teams score in three different goals but also defend three goals too. Should they bank points quickly or try to beat the keeper for the big prize? Why use it Pre-season sharpness is the key, but it is also about decisions in front of goal. Set up Set up […]

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