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Give and go!

The first player plays a pass to his team-mate, makes a run and shoots on goal. A simple 'give and go'. Basic stuff but very ...

Get out of here!

This is a good all round soccer coaching drill. It helps children improve just about every basic skill including vision, transition, communication, passing, receiving and ...

Freeze Tag

Easy to explain, fun and fast moving, freeze tag (or 'stuck in the mud') never fails. Playing .. Select 1 player who is "it" Mark ...

Four goal game

Review: I've used this drill many times with my U12 girls team. It encourages them to keep their heads up, make quick decisions and switch ...

Let’s hustle!

Drill Info: This is for ages U8, U10, U12, U14, U16. It is best ran with at least 4 but not more than 20 players ...

Football cricket

How to Play  Split the group into two teams. Only one ball is needed. One team will “bat” first whilst the other “fields”. A batsman ...

Flag shooting drill

This is a simple exercise for younger players that emphasises finishing on goal. It also efficiently incorporates complementary receiving skills. The exercise moves along so ...

5 goal game

Split the field into vertical thirds with an 8 yard wide goal (made with cones) at the centre of each zone (see the diagram below) ...

Fitness training

Speed Circuit Place cones around pitch or similar sized area, each station represents an area where the player works hard, then jogs to next station ...

First touch and receiving the ball

Having a good first touch is a vital skill for all soccer players. When players take too many touches to take control of the football ...

How to improve a player’s first touch

Every time they our players make a poor first touch in a game we are likely to give the football away to the other team ...

The role of the first and second defender

Equipment: four players and one ball. Setup: Lay out a grid about twenty (20) yards wide by fifty (50) yards long. Have two players with ...

Explode!

This game requires every player to have a football. You should have as many cones as players Set up: The cones are placed an equal ...

End Zone game

Objectives: to improve passing, receiving, communication and team work This 4 v.4 game is free flowing and gives players a lot of problems to solve ...

Circle, pass, move

AIM A tried and tested exercise that can be used in a warm up or as part of a passing drill session. It has the ...

Circle passing

Start with 5 players in a circle with a 20 yard diameter. Then have another player behind each of these players. X1 starts with the ...