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

How To Find “The Hole” to Pass In To

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on midfielders finding holes to pass into.

This activity uses half a field and has a full sized goal with a keeper in it.  There are 3 midfielders on attack and 3 midfielders defending.  They are restricted to an area from the midfield line to another line 25 yards closer to goal.  There is one attacking forward between the top of the 18 and the midfielders restricting line


The attacking midfielders pass the ball between them while looking 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