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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

How to coach first time shooting - part 1

All your eggs in one basket

in Practice plans, Shooting

Have a bit of fun with this Easter-themed session that also has the serious goal of improving your players’ first-time shooting skills. In the final game, if you can put all your eggs (balls) in the basket (goal) before the opposition, you are the Easter champion. MORE

Penetrating passes

Exploiting possession

in Attacking, Passing

Penetrating the opposition is key to creating goalscoring chances. Combination play is a vital part of your coaching strategy and by using this session you can get players to understand how and why linking up in the final third will help your team score more goals. MORE

Movement for possession

in Attacking, Passing

This session is all about working with players on movement off the ball, to find and create space so they are getting the ball back and can continue in possession Set up You need balls, bibs, cones and goals. Set up an area 12 x 12 yards for the first part with the second part... MORE

How to coach strikers to shift and shoot - part 1

Shift and shoot

in Practice plans, Shooting

If a striker can shake off defenders in tight areas and create room to take a shot, your team is bound to score more goals. Here’s how you can teach that technique. MORE

How to coach support pass drills- part 1

Support the pass

in Passing, Practice plans

When playing the ball forward to a team mate, players need to make runs to support the pass and give the receiving player an option for his next move. This session looks at movement off the ball. MORE

1v1 duels

1v1 on the fly

in Attacking, Defending, Tactics

For all age groups this 1 v 1 set up encourages the use of all necessary techniques and tactics needed to be successful in 1 v 1 duals. There is also a fun team element to this game MORE

Clocks

in Arrival activity, Warm Ups

This arrival activity is great for any age group once players have got into the swing of passing one way and running the other. You can use any number of players and add more as they turn up for training. MORE

How to coach defending in pairs - part 1

Double defending

in Defending, Practice plans

It is crucial that your first two defending players nearest the ball know what they should be doing when the other team has possession. A pair working in tandem can slow down attacks and win back possession efficiently. MORE


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