For improving players, turning with the ball while keeping it under control is an important development phase. Key to this are practising different turning techniques and developing spatial awareness (knowing when and where to turn). Here are five great drills and activities that will help your players keep control when they are turning with the ball.... MORE
Best Foot Forward
Play 2v2, 1v1, 2v2 in each zone. Players each secure a bib to their weaker leg so you can see which foot they are using to pass or shoot.
Use a floater (maybe a two footed player) who plays for the team in possession, but he cannot score.
Don’t allow backpassing to keepers. Players are restricted to zones to encourage passing.
Award a free kick to the opponents if a player uses the wrong foot. Play to three goals or ten minutes.
Develops weaker foot to pass and shoot.
Creating space to receive, first touch, movement on the ball, communication, angle of support, controlling and passing the ball with the weaker foot.
Area: 60×40 yards split into three zones
Equipment: Two goals, cones, balls
What To Call Out
“Left” or “Right”
“First time get open”
- Allow free movement between the zones and require a one touch finish with the weaker foot.
- Insist on dribbling with the weaker foot to build confidence.
- Finish with one team restricted to zones whilst the other team has free movement.