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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

Beat the back four

in Attacking, Passing

Coach your players how to capitalise on an accurate pass out of midfield with this session that is guaranteed to set up goalscoring opportunities. MORE

Shoot!

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Shooting from midfield is a great way to get your team to catch the opposition out. Use this session to get players lining up shots. Players can be scared to shoot from distance but this session will make sure they start doing it in matches. MORE

Mertersacker’s ball

in Crossing, Defending

Run this session to get your defenders clearing the ball like Arsenal academy director Per Mertesacker used to do in the Premier League, pushing the ball away from the penalty area and leaving opponents with fewer attacking options MORE

How to coach keepers to use their feet - part 1

Use your feet keeper

in Goalkeeping, Practice plans

Modern goalkeepers are as comfortable controlling the ball with their feet as they are with their hands. Having this ability allows them to help their team retain possession after they receive a back pass. MORE

How to coach controlling play drills- part 1

The Conductor

in Midfield, Practice plans

The conductor may be the person who controls a group of musicians but on your team, he pulls the strings when it comes to attacks. Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona is one famous player who thrives in this crucial role. MORE

How to coach getting a yard drill- part 1

Get a yard

in Ball Control and Footwork, Practice plans

Improving your players’ skill levels could give them the ability to beat an opponent in tight areas. The theme is “getting a yard” and encourages players to realise that a yard of space is all that is needed to score or create a goal. MORE

Strikers need friends

in Attacking, Email newsletters

Attackers work well when they have support from their friends. Make sure your players support and move like the Ajax attackers did in the Champions League so your team can create many more goalscoring chances. MORE

Cross boxes

in Crossing, Small Sided Games

This game encourages players to cross accurately and quickly to cause chaos in opposition defences. When they receive the ball on the wing, they will put in a great first-time cross to catch out a retreating defense. MORE


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