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Soccer drills and skills

This season, never hunt around for a fresh soccer drill again. Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities with Soccer Coach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players.

The soccer drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
 

Drills by skill

Drills by age group

defend the wings

Wing pressure

in Defending, Tactics

This teaches pressing cues and encourages pressing on the flanks, so when a team is under attack they can keep play on the wings and stop direct attacks. MORE

How to coach keepers to catch crosses - part 1

Catching crosses

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

A keeper who is confident at coming off his line and claiming crosses is a big asset for his team because he can take a lot of pressure off the defence and start counter attacks. MORE

Press or hold

in Defending, Tactics

This teaches pressing cues and encourages pressing on the flanks, so when a team is under attack they can keep play on the wings and stop direct attacks. MORE

Locomotion

in Passing, Warm Ups

An easily organised warm up suitable for all ages and abilities that will improve communication, passing awareness and decision-making. MORE

reading the back line

Stop the attack

in Defending, Warm Ups

Get defenders to play like Vincent Kompany, whose clever positioning in seemingly irretrievable situations often leads to attacks breaking down. MORE

How to coach slide passes- part 1

Sliders

in Passing, Practice plans

The ability to slide passes behind the opponent’s defence will unlock the line and create goalscoring opportunities for your team. Teach your players the skills to create these chances with this session. MORE

pressing in midfield

Defending in midfield

in Defending, Tactics

Use this game to teach your players to be strong midfielders who can win the battles in midfield and get the ball into attackers, stopping the opposition in their tracks and hitting teams quickly on the break. MORE

A fantastic coaching bonanza

in Email newsletters, Soccer drills and skills

It is that time of year when coaches of all nationalities are drawn to the United States to gather together at the largest soccer convention in the world. And, yes, I will be in Chicago because this an unmissable event. I love to see all the coaches that I have come to know through SoccerCoachWeekly.net... MORE

Explosive squares

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE

How to coach shooting technique drills- part 1

Cannonball run

in Practice plans, Shooting

Developing an arsenal of different shooting techniques will enhance your team’s chances of scoring goals. Use this session to help your players score with either precision or power shots. MORE

How to coach triple zone keep ball drill - part 1

Triple-zone keep ball

in Passing, Practice plans

Retaining possession of the ball means your team can create goalscoring opportunities and stop opponents from scoring. This tough session challenges players to vary the type and range of their passing while facing different degrees of pressure. MORE

Score more goals

Flankers

in Attacking, Shooting

Getting players used to passing and moving in different parts of the pitch is vital to their match day success MORE

How to coach on the edge drill - part 1

On the edge

in Defending, Practice plans

When attackers enter your team’s penalty box they will find it easier to score goals and win penalties. One way of combating this threat is to teach your players the art of defending the edge of the 18-yard area. MORE

How to coach getting tight to players- part 1

Get tight

in Defending, Practice plans

If your players can stop goals being scored against them – they can’t lose the match. The practices in this session develop your players’ ability to pressure the opponent, get “touch tight” and, ultimately, regain possession for the team. MORE

How to coach the chip technique - part 1

Chip shape

in Practice plans, Shooting

The chip is an important technique for all players to master. It can be used to lift the ball over an advancing goalkeeper or for lofted passes over a relatively short distance. MORE


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