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Soccer tackling drills

These soccer tackling drills will show you the best methods of coaching your players to win back the ball. After all, you can’t score goals if you don’t have the ball. Tackling is a core soccer skill and the slide tackle, block tackle and poke tackle are all here. We look at the techniques involved to make sure your players tackle legally and safely. We also have games and drills to help you coach tackling more effectively.

How to coach pressing like barcelona drills- part 1

Press like Barcelona

in Practice plans, Soccer tackling drills

Barcelona are, arguably, the best club team in the world. They use a pressing style of defence, at maximum speed with high energy levels. This session encourages pressing your opponent quickly on losing possession and improves individual and small group defending. MORE

How to run a squeeze and stretch drill- part 1

Squeeze and stretch

in Practice plans, Soccer tackling drills

Defenders often squeeze high up the pitch when their team is attacking. If your players can stop an attack, they have the opportunity to capitalise on the space behind the opposition defence. The key is in the quality of the forward pass and movement from your attackers to break the offside trap. MORE

How to coach the block tackle

in Soccer drills and skills, Soccer tackling drills

Tackling is a basic soccer skill that every player – not just defenders – should be able to execute correctly, otherwise the consequences could be disastrous. Use the following soccer coaching tips and drill to help your players get to grips with it. There are three reasons why you should coach players the correct tackling... MORE

Warm up soccer drill for match days

in Soccer tackling drills, Warm Ups

This soccer warm-up drill is simple to set up, simple to run but very effective in getting your players match ready. Set up the warm up drill You need to use a mannequin in this warm-up drill but when you’re at an away ground you can take the place of the mannequin. You need a... MORE

No Through Road

in Small Sided Games, Soccer tackling drills

A simple and continuous game aimed at improving your players in 1v1 situations and developing their all-round tackling abilities   Why use it In the modern game it is crucial that players can defend 1v1 against a range of opponents. Matches at all levels are made up of a series of 1v1 situations so it... MORE

Winning the 1v1s

in Soccer drills and skills, Soccer tackling drills

Watch any level of football and you will notice players who can win 1v1s find themselves in good positions to create problems for the opposition. This gives a big advantage to your team and means that more goalscoring chances will be created. You could say: Win the 1v1s and you’re on your way to winning... MORE

Tackling drills

in Soccer drills and skills, Soccer tackling drills

Here is a selection of tackling drills and a game to help your soccer team when out of possession. Click on the headings for in-depth instructions on how to implement the tackling drills.   1. Block tackle This tackling drill emphasises the importance of getting in range before making a challenge. A poorly executed tackle... MORE


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