EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

U14 soccer drills and games

Technique will focus on speed and accuracy. Passing and finishing are two of the main techniques emphasized at this stage. Part of the technical training will be position-specific (e.g. defender: passing; centre-midfield players: receiving to turn; and strikers: finishing).
Recommended to play 11v11
PRIORITY: Decision making and awareness in all situations

Up and Down drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Up and Down

in Attacking, Fun soccer games

A game for reacting to gained or lost ball, speed and direction, passing and forward runs, defend and delay, and recovery runs to mark players or space. MORE

Long and Short of It drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Long and Short of It

in Fun soccer games, Passing

This game improves players’ ability to make quick decisions on play and enhances awareness and judgement on space and distance. It involves support play angles and distances, reaction to lost and regained possession & awareness of space and team mates. MORE

Six shooter drills for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Six Shooter

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

Great way to improve attitude to shooting, accuracy/power, support play and follow ups. Skills include creating space and good body shape to receive the ball for a potential first time shot. Attitude to shoot, first touch, angles, support communication and accuracy/power rebounds. MORE

Pin Point drills for 12 to 15 Year olds- part 3

Pin Point

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This fun game works on passing and shooting low and accurately. Good passing and movement, attitude to shooting, accuracy before power and follow ups. MORE

U14 develop turning skills game - part 1

Develop turning skills (U14 game)

in EasiCoach, Turning

In this session the player controlling the ball turns, swinging his body around ready to take a route towards the goal i.e. away from the defender, who will struggle to make a challenge if the control and turn is made skilfully enough. MORE

U13-14 free kick activity - part 1

Free kick (U13-14 activity)

in EasiCoach

Set up a free kick situation in front of goal, but not in the penalty area. You will need a player to take the kick. Put three defending players between the ball and the goal. MORE

U13-14 free kick game - part 1

Free kick (U13-14 game)

in EasiCoach

Use half your normal pitch taking the free kick from just outside the penalty area. You need a goalkeeper and four defenders facing three attackers. MORE


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