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The reset game V2

The original Reset Game was submitted by Coach Carey in New Zealand) This modified version of the Reset Game is for two teams of four ...

The gridlock game

Objective: To encourage one-touch passing and quick movement off the ball. Age range: U9s to U12s. Set up: Set out 30 cones as shown below ...

The continental game

This game has probably been used by thousands of coaches during the years. It's a great way to encourage players of any age to play ...

Team dribble

Objective: To improve aerobic fitness, dribbling and team-working skills. Set up: Split your players into teams of four. Each team stands behind a cone with ...

Team building

Ball tag---In a space about 40yd x 30yd, give every player a football and a partner. When the chaser hits the ball of the chase ...

Teach your players the push pass

Ages: 8+; Equipment: Cones/balls/bibs; Players: 12+ Warmup Basic keepaway, with 1-2 defenders and remaining players in large grid, with rule that outside players must keep ...

Chipping the ball

Why is it useful to get players chipping the ball? The chip is used to quickly lift the ball over short distances, for example, to ...

How to play the through ball

What is a through ball? The through ball is a pass (usually a long pass) into a space behind the opposition. Three conditions must be ...

The offside rule

"A player is 'out of play' immediately he is in front of the ball and must return behind the ball as soon as possible. If ...

Take your chances!

Objective: to improve your players' ability to take scoring chances quickly. Experience: any. Set-up: set up an area 30 yards long by 20 yards wide ...

Tackling for U9+ players

Ages: 8+; Equipment: Cones, balls; Players: 4+ Warm-up Play basic keepaway, requiring the attacker to become a defender when the ball is stolen from him ...

Steal that ball

Objectives: To improve dribbling and passing skills, teamwork, decision making. Age range: U5s to U8s. Number of players: Minimum of eight but can be the ...

Target team tag

Target team tag is a fun warm-up you can use before a coaching session or a game. Objective: to improve teamwork, communication and to introduce ...

Handball!

Try this soccer warm-up to coaching sessions with all ages of players - from six to 16 - and they will all love it! Young ...

Power passing

This is a great warm-up to use before a training session or a match. "Power passing" gets your players into the habit of moving immediately ...

An U6 training session

WARM-UP: A brief warm-up is appropriate in order to get the players thinking about soccer and to prepare them physically for the time ahead. This ...