EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Passing

Keeping possession is the key to winning and these soccer passing drills will help your team achieve that. The best passing teams dictate the play, conserve energy, make the best of their resources and score more goals. Passing is about technique, judgement and vision.These passing drills give you some great advice on how to coach these attributes to your players. Long passing, short passing, side foot passing and crossing are all dealt with. We also have great passing games to really sharpen your players’ passing skills.

Rondo squares

Rondo Squares

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Based on the Barcelona possession game Rondo, this game will help your players to keep the ball off the opposition giving themselves more chance of scoring goals. MORE

Running onto a forward pass

Running onto a pass

in Midfield, Passing

If you want to put your strikers through on goal with a killer pass from midfield, try running this session and see your match day passing improve MORE

Neymar training with PSG

How to create a passing game

in Passing, Tips and advice

Creating a passing game for your team is all about working on individual technique and getting players to understand how team play works with movement and good passing. Find out the best way to implement your ideas MORE

Possession vs pressure - part 1

Possession v Pressure

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players Four keepers No offside If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options: The coach passes a new ball onto the pitch The players take a roll in The players take a... MORE

Possession game - part 1

Possession Game

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players No goals No keepers No offside If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options: The coach passes a new ball onto the pitch The players take a roll in The players... MORE

Play out, go out - part 1

Play Out, Go Out

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players No goals Both teams must have two players on the pitch and two players on the outside of the pitch If the ball leaves play, pass a new ball onto the pitch Rules The... MORE

Gates game - part 1

Gates Game

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 30 yards Two teams of four players Five gates made from cones No goals Rules There are a number of ways this game can be played and scored: The player in possession must dribble through a gate to score. The player in possession must make a pass through the... MORE

Possession - add one - part 1

Possession – Add One

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The passing team spread out into the 15 x 15 yard area and begin the game by playing 4v1. After 30 seconds, an extra defender is added to make the game 4v2, then another for 4v3, and then 4v4. MORE

One team possession - one team score - part 1

One Team Possession – One Team Score

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players Four mini target goals, one on each side of the pitch Rules One team attempts to keep possession. One team attempts to win the ball and score a goal. There are a number of... MORE

Half field possession - part 1

Set up

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players Divide the pitch into two halves No goals Rules To start, pass a ball into one of the teams, and call for a player from the other team to go into that half and... MORE

Through pass game - part 1

Through Pass Game

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 40 x 30 yards, split into two halves Two teams of four players Six mini goals (three at each end of the pitch) No keepers Rules Each team starts in their own half. Pass the ball to one of the teams. Immediately an opponent races into the area to pressure the... MORE

Pass and run - part 1

Pass and run

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Pass and run develops your midfielders to play forward passes into the centre forward and then make runs to support. The game develops the movement of the centre forward and their ability to hold the ball and bring team mates into the game. MORE

Target man - part 1

Target man

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The target man game is designed to improve your squad’s ability at playing forward passes into the team’s strikers. Once a forward pass is made, players make forward runs to support the strikers and receive a return pass. MORE

Targets v wingers - part 1

Targets v wingers

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The targets v wingers game brings the previous two games together. Here, one team makes forward passes and tries to run forward to receive set backs, while the second team attempts to switch the play from one wing to the other in order to create crossing and 2v1 situations. MORE

Wide man - part 1

Wide man

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The wide man game encourages your players to switch the ball from one side of the pitch to the other to create crossing situations and more chances to attack 2v1 against an opposing defender. MORE

Volley and catch - part 1

Volley and Catch

in Passing, Small Sided Games

In this game to pass the ball your players must make a volley pass out of their hands to one of their team-mates and to score a goal, the players must make a first-time volley shot into one of the opponent’s goals. MORE

Wide pitch - part 1

Wide Pitch

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Place the goals on the longer touchlines, making the pitch wide Two teams of four players Two keepers No offside If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options: The coach passes a new ball onto the... MORE


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