Basic soccer skills

All skills practice plans

 From Amhurst Soccer Dribbling Lesson Plans Dribbling Moves Dribbling to beat an opponent Dribbling with Turns Positive Dribbling Passing & Receiving Lesson Plans Receiving First Touch Passing #1 Short Passing Long Passing QuickPlay            Possession Switching the Play Combination Play Build up Play Defending Lesson Plans Defending Pressing Defending from the Front Winning The Ball Incorporating the […]

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Shooting for U9s

Equipment: Cones, pinnies, one ball per player Warm up Instep Warm Up – Start with players sitting down and kicking the ball out of their hands. Look for good technique – ankle locked, toe pointed, strike ball with laces, plant foot facing target, leaning forward, no spin on ball, head position. Progression Sitting Two insteps […]

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Passing for U9s

Equipment: Cones, pinnies, 1 ball per player Warm up Passing Grid – Half the players inside the grid without a ball and the other half of the players around the outside of the grid with balls. The players on the inside move towards a player on the outside receive the ball and return it to […]

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Passing for U8s

Equipment: Cones, pinnies, 1 ball per player Warm up Retrieve the ball – Get the players in pairs with one ball, each pair brings the coach their ball, the coach throws the ball in some direction giving the players directions about how they must retrieve the ball and bring it back 3 passes, 2 passes […]

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Passing and receiving

An easy to set up and explain series of drills that will improve your players passing and receiving skills. Can be used as a warm up or in the technical phase of a coaching session. Suitable for all ages. PASSING PRACTICE I Set Up Using four cones, mark out an 8 x 15-yard field. Station […]

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Passing and dribbling

A simple series of drills that will improve your players dribbling and passing skills. Can be used as a warm up or in the technical phase of a soccer coaching session. Suitable for all ages 1. PASSING AND DRIBBLING I Set Up Using four cones, mark out a 10 x 12-yard field. passing and dribbling […]

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Keep the ball!

This is a practice drill designed to improve your players’ ability to keep possession. It is suitable for players with good ball skills. Warm up Split your players into two groups wearing two different coloured bibs, e.g. red and blue. The players jog around in half a small soccer pitch, passing the ball from red […]

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Soccer ‘vision’

This practice is designed to improve each player’s field vision through a variety of techniques. Consider the following points: Vision With The Ball Many coaches instruct players to “trap the ball” before passing it. The word “trap” suggests stopping the ball. Young players get into a bad habit of trapping the ball using the sole […]

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