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 Continue reading

Defensive Pressure and Attacking Speed

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on  defensive pressure and attacking at speed.

Start with a 30 x 20 grid, 3 attackers, and 2 defenders. There is a group of balls on the end line the attackers are starting on.

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One of the attackers starts with a ball and as soon as he touches the ball the Continue reading

Midfield/Forward Combination Play

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on a midfielder playing into a target player and then a quick combination.

A line of players with balls starts around 40 yards from goal.  A target player started 25 yards from goal between two cones.  A keeper is in goal.


The first player with the ball plays it into the Continue reading

Midfielders and Forwards Combination Play

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on midfielders and forwards working together in combination play.

We want our players to get accustomed to looking for combination opportunities so in these activities we recreate various ones.

Starting with 4 attacking players and a keeper.  One player is a forward, one is an outside midfielder and 2 are central midfielders.


The first combination simply is a pass into the target player who then Continue reading