Archive | Ball Control and Footwork

These drills will give your players “Mastery of the Ball”. It is your first duty as a coach to give your players the soccer skills to be effective players. Ball control is the key to that. It’s about being comfortable on the ball, instant control, able to change feet, and move the ball where you want.

Prison Break feature

Prison break

The aim of this fun game is for the prisoners to gain possession of the ball from the prison guards and organise a prison break with the help of their accomplices. Why use it Keeping hold of the ball and counterattacking are vital to this session. It’s good for fitness and to maintain concentration, with […]

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5 minute technique: dribbling feature

5 minute technique: Dribbling

This is a great warm-up to get your players ready for a match or training session. Key elements Running with the ball under control, changing direction and passing Arrange your players into two groups Two balls work simultaneously The players must dribble between the first two poles then back between the second two poles in […]

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Bounce & go feature

Bounce & go

A simple and easy warm-up to get your players thinking about speed, both when running without the ball and when dribbling with the ball. Why use it Good for engaging soccer brains and ABCs. Set up Mark out two baselines that are set 20 yards apart. We have used eight players for this warm-up. You […]

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Receive and control the ball feature

Receive And Control The Ball

  Set up a 15×10 yards area split into three 5×10 yards zones. Put two players in each end zone with two blocking players in the centre zone. Give the ball to one of the end pairs. They must pass the ball to each other then pass through the middle to the other end zone […]

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Tight targets feature

Tight Targets

Whether your training area is tight or you just want to work on possession skills, this session is perfect to coach players how to move the ball around neatly in a small space. Why use it This is a tight game with pressing, movement, support, skills and accurate passing. It’s brilliant for possession and to […]

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4v3 role reversal

4v3 Role Reversal

Reacting quickly when possession changes hands is key to teams making the most of situations when they outnumber the opposition – player roles change the moment they win or lose the ball and they need to react to that. What you tell your players the session is about Making use of an overload situation in the attacking […]

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Promotion or Relegation feature

Promotion or Relegation

Teach your players how to win vital games and how to keep trying until the end. This fun promotion and relegation session involves a lot of different winning scenarios. Why use it With make or break games it is important that players understand what it means if they lose. This helps them to concentrate. Set […]

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U11 dribble activity

U11 dribbling drill

Dribbling is one of the finer arts for a young soccer player and a vital part of his/her soccer development. When you see young players dribbling in matches you can see why it creates goalscoring chances for the player and for their teammates. Use this activity from EasiCoach Soccer Skill Activities U11-U12 with your U11s […]

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The Running Man

The Running Man

Use this fun session to get your players running with the ball, passing at speed and turning under pressure, just like Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne. Why use it Running with the ball isn’t just about going in one direction at one speed, players need to turn and accelerate, knock the ball into space and […]

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