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.

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

Timing tips for tackling skills

in Soccer tackling drills, Tips and advice

Timing is everything when it comes to tackling but commitment is also crucial. Ask your defenders to focus on these two elements when you’re coaching tackling skills. Soccer coaching tips for tackling skills Learning to tackle is like learning to swim. Some players take to it naturally. Some players need their confidence building up to... MORE

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