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4v1 Boxes

Body positioning is key when receiving the ball and deceiving the defender, helping link play with teammates

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Coaching Objectives

This is a great game for coaching body position to receive and body position to fool a pressing defender. The pressing player needs to be mobile and to press quickly.

Drill Setup

  • 10 Mins
  • 5 Players
  • 1 Bibs
  • 10 x 10 y

What the Players Do

Four players are keeping the ball away from one player in the middle. The four players go one on each line and can move from side to side, the other player is in the middle trying to win the…

2v2+4 Game Agility

Agility is vital for physical performance especially in youth players who have spent time without doing physical work. It is linked to speed of play and match fitness and the ability to turn at speed and use bursts of speed to help beat players

Coaching Objectives

In this competitive game players must use movement and finding space to keep possession of the ball and make it easier to create passing lanes. Players need a high level of agility to compete.

Drill Setup

  • 20 Mins
  • 8 Players
  • 2 x 2 bibs Bibs
  • 20 x 20 y

What the Players Do

This drill is focused on using the space in and around the centre circle. Create a square around the centre circle and play a 2v2 in the central areas with four players – one on each side of the…

End Zone Scrimmage

Split defences with accurate through balls that create goal scoring opportunities

Coaching Objectives

Scoring in this game is from a ball played through into the end zone like through pass to split a defence. Also incorporates passing, pressing, dribbling and tackling.

Drill Setup

  • 15 Mins
  • 11 Players
  • 5 Bibs
  • 40 x 30 y

What the Players Do

Play a 5v5 game but set the area up so it has 5 yard end zones across each end. Players score by receiving a pass inside the end zone and controlling the ball in that area. If the ball runs out of…