This season, never hunt around for a fresh soccer drill again. Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities with Soccer Coach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players.
The soccer drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
Hitting the ball before it has bounced is far riskier than a taking a touch first but if you get your players to perfect the technique they have more chance of taking defenders and goalkeepers by surprise. In the youth game hitting the ball on the volley is the perfect way to hit the back of the net. MORE
The short pass is the most basic element of soccer. Use these eight activities to hone the fundamental skill among your players. For beginners: Pass the ball 3 yards to a team mate. Sounds simplistic but a critical starting point to establish the core skills in your young players. Follow up with: Pass to a... MORE
Soccer matches are rarely end-to-end affairs and teams must be able to quickly move the ball in different directions to build an attack. Defenders must also be able to react to different angles of approach. MORE
If your players have the ability to run forward, off the ball, or make a good-quality pass to a team mate, the team will be able to create more attacks. Forward runs are used to getting into goalscoring positions and to pull the attention away from the player in possession of the ball. MORE
The Champions League has never known anything like this. A 4-2 victory for Roma brought to an end a double-header that has seen 20 goals scored in two semi-finals, capped by a pair of incredibly open second legs. Defending is over! MORE
We were all marvelling at the outrageous skills on show and how on earth those players could do that. Five minutes later the same coaches were screaming at their Under 13 players to “GET RID OF IT!” and “PASS IT, PASS IT” when the players were running skilfully with the ball. MORE
Ask Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante how young players can learn from him and play like him and he will tell you: “They need to love the game. I loved it so much I played all the time. I played before school, at school, after school, then I’d go to my club and train or play a... MORE
For goalkeepers, footwork is essential. Using their hands to make a save is obviously the first thought anybody has about shot stopping. However, if the goalkeeper is not in position they’ll never get the chance to use their hands. MORE