INSPIRED, CONFIDENT & EFFECTIVE COACHING

Ball Control and Footwork

These soccer 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.

How to coach a good first touch - part 1

A good first touch

in Ball Control and Footwork, Practice plans

A high-quality controlling touch away from opposition pressure is critical because it allows your players to retain possession and gives them vital time before executing their next move. In this drill, that will be a pass to a team mate. MORE

Slam

in Ball Control and Footwork, Fun soccer games

It’s rare that I advise coaches to set up games and drills that require props, such as a wall, because not all soccer coaches will have access to one, but Slam is one game where it’s worth making the effort. Game to improve players’ kicking skills If you want a game which can improve kicking... MORE

Score a goal

The chip

in Ball Control and Footwork, Shooting

At youth level the keeper will often come out of goal to try to get the ball and the best way to beat him is with an accurate chip over him into the net. It is an extra tool to give your players at all levels of the game. MORE


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