Warm-Up for Combination Play

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a warm up for combination play with a little bit of pressure.

There are two groups of four in a 20 x 20 grid with two balls. To start I’ll show this with only one group. Two players are on end lines and the other two are in the middle. The ball starts with one of the outside players.

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The player on the outside starts by passing to one of the inside players.

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That player must one touch the ball to the other inside player.

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Upon making this pass, the passer must sprint 5 yards.

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The receiving player must one touch the ball to the other outside player and then he sprints 5 yards.

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The outside player must one touch the ball to an inside player and the combination continues.

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While this is going on the second group is doing the exact same thing which going side to side.

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This is an easy combination but when you add the second group it complicates matters tremendously. Now, the players must keep their head up, watch what is going on around them, and react accordingly.

Do this for 2 minutes and then have the inside and outside players switch roles.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Quick Counter Attacks

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

This activity uses half a field, three attacking players, five defending players and one target player at midfield for the defending team. There is also a keeper in goal.

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The attacking team starts with the ball and tries to score. The defending team tries to

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Passing and Movement off the Ball

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing and movement off the ball.

This is a simple diamond passing activity. One player starts by himself, 3 players are opposite him, 15 yards away and there are cones on each side, 10 yards apart.. The first player in the line of 3 has a ball.

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The player with the ball passes to the

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Turning, Shielding and Taking Players On

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on turning with the ball, shielding and taking players on.

Start with groups of 2’s with a 30 x 10 field for each group and a small goal on each endline. There is one ball per group.

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This is a simple 1 v 1 game with an

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Passing, Following and Seeing Space

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing, following the pass and seeing space.

Start with 5 players in a circle (you can use the center circle of a field for spacing purposes. There is one ball.

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The player with the ball passes to any of the

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Possession and Finding a Target Player

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on possession and finding a target player.

Start with a 30 x 30 grid with a 5 x 5 area in the middle.

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This is a 6 v 6 activity (the number of players and the size of the

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