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Charge!

This game is a small-sided game (SSG) that improves teamwork, speed of transition and concentration. Age group: U5s and upwards. Number of players: 12 (but ...

4v4 to lines

Objective: to improve passing and receiving, playing "heads up" and communication skills. 4v4 to lines also encourages wall passes (give and go) as well as ...

Soccer goalkeepers guide to shot stopping and distribution

It sounds a bit obvious, I know, but the main job of a goalkeeper is to stop shots from hitting the back of their net ...

Soccer goalkeepers guide to positioning

This article will help you teach your young goalkeepers how to save more shots, give them confidence in their own ability and help them to ...

Soccer goalkeepers guide to communication and mental toughness

As well as teaching positioning, how to save shots and start the next attack, you must teach and encourage your goalkeepers to communicate with the ...

Neutral players game

Age range: U8 upwards. Set-up: The game is played by teams of four or five players on a 30 yards long by 20 yards wide ...

Finishing school

We all spend time teaching our players how to shoot but most of us don't spend much time teaching them how to finish. This is ...

Three big goals

As any top striker will tell you, scoring goals successfully requires a bit more than just good kicking technique. Many young football players lack confidence ...

Killer ball

Objective: To improve passing accuracy, spatial awareness and fitness. Age group: U6 upwards. Number of players: Whole team. Equipment: One ball per player Set up: ...

Four corner shooting game

Objective: To improve shooting, goalkeeping and aggressiveness. Age group: U6s upwards. Number of players: Whole squad divided into two teams of four or five (if ...

Bumper cars

Objective: This game improves dribbling skills, passing technique and encourages players to keep their heads up. Age group: U5s to U9s (you also need a ...

Quick fire

This game encourages link up play and finishing. It is also a simple exercise for improving your goalkeeper's technique. Objective: To improve shooting technique and ...

The box game

Objective: To improve passing, vision, movement off the ball, communication and transition from defence to attack. Age group: U9s upwards. Number of players: Whole squad ...

Quick! Shoot!

Objective: To improve shooting skills and fitness. Age group: U8 upwards. Number of players: Whole team. Equipment: Flat cones to mark the playing area, a ...

Goal wars

Objective: to improve dribbling and shooting skills Age group: U5 upwards. Number of players:Whole team. Set up: You need a minimum of one ball per ...

No way past!

Objective: To practice individual tackling and defensive skills. Age group: U7s to U12s. Set up: Create a 20-yard square with a goal at one end ...