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Midfield

Coaching a midfield is about making sure each of your midfielders understands their role and responsibilities. With good coaching and organisation your midfield should be able to support the defence and take the ball up the pitch, combining with the forwards to create and score goals. They need to have vision to see where to pass, and the skill and speed to execute their tactics.
These soccer drills and small-sided games look at a number of different midfield scenarios and suggest methods and coaching games to play to boost your midfield players’ skills.

6v6 to hone creativity

6v6 to improve midfield creativity

in Midfield, Small Sided Games

Help your players to hone their creativity with this game of possession versus attack. Players must keep the ball or take quick advantage of gaining possession with clever attacks. Why use it This drill is aimed at getting midfielders to use creativity in the final third of the pitch in order to make and take scoring... MORE

Soccer warm up drill for link up play

in Midfield, Warm Ups

In this soccer warm-up drill players must combine to complete a move. The drill is based on a pair of players in the centre of a 20 x 20 yard square and each pair should be in the centre for a minute. How to set up the drill There are two players inside the square... MORE

Small sided soccer game to boost midfield passing skills

in Midfield, Small Sided Games

This soccer coaching session focuses on using one-two skills with players running in from midfield. These passes can put midfielders into goal-scoring positions by using an attacker to pass past the defenders. In this soccer coaching session, the attacker receives the ball with their back to goal, flanked by two defenders. The midfielders run wide... MORE

Creative Midfield

in Midfield, Soccer drills and skills

Help your players to hone their creativity with this game of possession versus attack. Players must keep the ball or take quick advantage of gaining possession with clever attacks   Why use it This drill is aimed at getting midfielders to use creativity in the final third of the pitch in order to create or... MORE

Create The Unexpected

in Midfield, Soccer drills and skills

With Wigan as FA Cup final underdogs, their best chance of success is to catch City by surprise with some unexpected midfield creativity. Get your team to try it too   Why use it Creative midfield play can give players a split second to get a shot away or set up a supporting midfielder. They... MORE

The next Jack Wilshere

in Midfield, Soccer drills and skills

This session will help teach your players to play like Arsenal’s attacking midfielder Jack Wilshere. What to look for The player should always be looking to score a goal. When receiving the ball, the first thought should be, can I beat the defender with a skill? Secondly, if I cannot beat the defender with a... MORE

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