Finish With Fast Feet

This is a drill where we try to combine technical features like the control, the pass, the ball driving or the shot with more physical features related to speed and agility.

Coaching Objectives

  • The drill should be done at a fast pace 
  • Passes are key to performing at a high pace making it easier to control the ball – play too fast and control is lost but too slow is not what would happen in a game
  • Keep the hurdles low but you want to see both feet off the ground at the same time
  • Use both feet and control with the inside and outside of the feet when dribbling
  • Shoot with power and accuracy keeping balance.

Drill Setup

  • 20 Mins
  • 9 Players
  • 1 Goals
  • 2 sets of 3 Bibs
  • Half pitch y

What the Players Do

Move the ball forwards so the player is passing a moving ball which is more realistic and easier to pass. Green passes to the blue player who moves before receiving The blue player receives and…

Pass, control, shoot

The coaching aspect of this drill is focused on controlling the pass and shooting at goal. It should be a high tempo drill where the players touch the ball often and the keepers are also being coached as they are facing a lot of shots.

Coaching Objectives

  • One of the keys to the drill is the technique used to control, pass and shoot
  • Players should think ahead to the next part, be that receiving, passing, movement or shooting.
  • Scan: Always look around and scan before receiving the ball to get used to doing this.
  • This is a great exercise to train with both feet.
  • Details for your coaching are important: Movement should be at game speed, body shape, controlling the ball with correct foot, Passes should be crisp and on the ground.

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Drill Setup

  • 20 Mins
  • At least 9 Players
  • 1 Goals
  • Half Pitch y

What the Players Do

Start with the group on the right of the goalkeeper.  Player A starts by moving the ball forwards as a rolling ball is easier to pass and more game relevant then passes to player C with an…

2v1 In The Final Third

This attacking drill works on overloads in attack with 4v3 in midfield and 2v1 in the final third – attackers can go 2v1 to goal but should also consider 1v1 with creative play. Good shooting is vital to the drill.

Coaching Objectives

  • When attacking the final third the attacking players can go 2v1 or 1v1 to goal.
  • Attackers should be creative in the final third using body feints to fool the defender – the attacker must decide pass or dribble.
  • When dribbling use the outside of the furthest foot to keep the ball from the defender.
  • When shooting check the goalkeeper's position to see where the space is.
  • In 1v1s the attacking player should get past the defender and cut in front to give a better shot at goal.
  • In the middle zone teams must make use of the floater with good movement and support play.

Drill Setup

  • 25 Mins
  • 11 Players
  • 2 Goals
  • 4 Yellow 1 Red Bibs
  • 35 x 25 y

What the Players Do

Play 4v4+1 with 3 players from each team in the middle zone plus a floater. One defender from each team should be in the outer zones. The attacking team has the Floater. Two attackers can…