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Lay off and shoot

Purpose: To develop varied shooting techniques while on the run Procedure: The squad is organised into two small groups, one of which act as ball ...

Lane soccer

Set up: Use a lined practice pitch or two rows of cones to divide the field vertically into three equal size rectangles.  Play 3v3 (one player ...

Kick it out

Players dribble around the inside of a circle. On command, each player tries to keep possession of her/her own football while trying to kick the ...

Keep the prisoner

Purpose: To develop defensive techniques, especially closing-down, cover and balance. Also works on passing, receiving and communication skills Age range: 10-18 Duration: 15 - 25 ...

Inswinging corners

1. Stand one step inside the six yard box just in front of the near post. Hold your hands up and motion a square with ...

Running with the ball

DESCRIPTION: Two groups of players at opposite ends of a 40 x 20 meter area, divided into two 40 x 10 meter channels. First player ...

How to encourage movement off the ball

Here are some suggestions to generate more player movement, off the ball. Play 4v0 in a grid. As the football is passed, all players but ...

Hot potato

Objectives: communication, goalkeeping, movement, decision-making, passing, receiving, fun. Age range: 6+ Number of children: 10+ Equipment: enough cones to mark out the grid, 8 or ...

Hit the wall

Start with a 1 v 1 game in a 20 x 10 grid with an extra player on each sideline. See diagram, left. X gets ...

Hit the cone!

Game Rules Make the goal one cone placed inside an area with a radius of approximately six yards. The circumference can be marked out with ...

Heading to score

This football (soccer) drill is designed to improve the player’s heading ability. Players are divided equally into two groups. One group is positioned behind the ...

Heading for beginners

Warm-up 1. Each player with a football, emphasis on striking the ball at the hairline. Players self-head ball back to hands as they jog across ...

Heading from crosses

Partners with ball, server and header. Seated header from serve back to server. change roles. Push-up header back to server. Kneeling header back to server ...

Heading – distance and power

Use a 10 metre square. S (server) throws the football to X1, who then has to head the ball over S to X. X2 then ...

Half volleys

Minutes: 5-15 Players: 5-8 Ages: 10-99 Objectives: Use half-volleys to work on proper shooting technique and shooting power. Description: SETUP Place a cone near the ...

Guard the castle!

Drill Objective: This drill is a great small sided soccer game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations. This is a fun drill and ...