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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

Sweeper Keeper

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in Goalkeeping, Tactics

This fast and furious training game will give your goalkeeper plenty of chances to develop all of the skills needed to be a sweeper keeper MORE

1v1 duels

in Attacking, Ball Control and Footwork

The 1v1 duel pitches two players in a tight situation where there can only be one winner. Who has got the determination and skill to claim the ball and dribble past their opponent to score a goal? MORE

Intercept the ball

Steal the ball

in Defending, Small Sided Games

It’s all about positioning in this lively intercepting game aimed at teaching your players how to nick the ball back from the other team while it’s still in midfield MORE

Celtic Ki

How to make a long pass – 4 activities...

in Ball Control and Footwork, Passing

The long pass advances from a short pass in that accuracy becomes vital over longer distances so technique must be practised. Use these four activities to hone the technique among your players. For beginners: Play the fun game Long and Short Of It to teach young players the art of passing the ball across longer... MORE

Make scoring easier

Shrinking goal

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This is a great game since it provides a natural handicap that makes even the most unequal of teams (in terms of player skill) equal. So let your players choose their own teams, if necessary, and enjoy the game’s effect! MORE

Attacking tactics

Attack like Liverpool

in Attacking, Tactics

Feeding strikers like Liverpool do with their amazing front three is the best way to get your team on the front foot and destroy the opposition before they have woken up. MORE

Watch Kevin De Bruyne shooting masterclass

in Blog, Shooting

Kevin De Bruyne was once dubbed “the modern Cruyff”’ by his under-21 manager at Genk and it was Johan Cruyff who said: “Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.” MORE

Open defences

Open the door in 1v1

in Attacking, Tactics

Win the 1v1s in this game and you’ll find space behind the opposition. It is one of the key things an attacking player needs to get into positions where they can hurt the opposition MORE

Barcelona warm up

4 ways to kick start your team’s performance

in Fitness and Diet, Warm Ups

The benefits of a dynamic workout to your team to get them ready to play a match cannot be ignored. Young players have to give their muscles a range of dynamic and progressive movements to prepare them for the game. If they don’t you’ll be risking them getting a injury when the game starts. Warm... MORE

Mo Salah Liverpool

Score like Mo Salah

in Shooting, Tips and advice

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was outstanding in front of goal this season. He secured the Premier League Golden Boot for 2017-18 after finishing the season with 32 goals from his 36 appearances. MORE

Great game for accuracy

5V5 Fetch the ball

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

One team knocks balls off cones and one team scores by passing to the keeper from one end to the other. But the key to this game is that when a ball is knocked off the opposition have to get it back. MORE

Hit a volley

5 ways to master your finishing with a volley

in Ball Control and Footwork

Hitting the ball before it has bounced is far riskier than a taking a touch first but if you get your players to perfect the technique they have more chance of taking defenders and goalkeepers by surprise. In the youth game hitting the ball on the volley is the perfect way to hit the back of the net. MORE

How to coach off ball running- part 1

Running off the ball

in Attacking, Practice plans

If your players have the ability to run forward, off the ball, or make a good-quality pass to a team mate, the team will be able to create more attacks. Forward runs are used to getting into goalscoring positions and to pull the attention away from the player in possession of the ball. MORE



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