|This is one
the very few soccer drills that I use with my older teams.
I've found it a very useful way to practise passing
receiving skills while at the same time maintaining a basic team shape.
intermediate (U10s) upwards.
Set-up: split your squad into teams of three, four or
five. Two teams per 30 yards long by 20 yards wide playing area. The playing area(s) have a goal
at each end.
Put one team in each half. Position them so that
of three are in the shape of a triangle, teams of four are in the shape
of a diamond and teams of five are a diamond plus a goalkeeper.
to play: the objective of this soccer drill is for the
players to move forwards, passing the ball between each other while
keeping their shape.
Start by having the players pass the ball between
themselves while they are stationary. The soccer drill should begin with a
pass from a player in a defensive position or the goalkeeper, if you have one.
Progress to walking pace, (the two teams walk
each other), and gradually increase the pace until your players are
passing and moving through each other at match speed.
- Every move should finish with a shot on goal.
- All players must touch the ball before a shot is
- Passes can be made in any order.
- Encourage wide players to stay wide.
- Start again if a pass is misplaced and the ball
- Keep it short – this soccer drill should only last for
minutes, maximum. Any longer and your players will get bored.
- Challenge your players to get to the goal in
- Give your players numbers and call a number while
are moving. That player must be the one who shoots.
- Players only have three touches, two touches, then