Midfielders and Forwards Attacking Combinations

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on midfielders and forwards combining to get to goal.

Start with a midfielder in possession of the ball around midfield.  Two other central midfielders out a bit wider and 10 yards in front and a forward just outside the top of the D.  A keeper is in the goal they are attacking.


Player 1 finds the forward with a pass.  He then starts 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

Combination Play For Forwards

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

Start with a keeper in goal, two forwards staggered but close together and a few players in line near midfield with balls.

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The first player in line plays the ball to the deep forward (who has Continue reading