Dynamic Training For Overlaps

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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

Start with two lines of players 30 yards apart and two players in the middle, 15 yards apart. There is a ball with the first player in one of the lines.

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The player with the ball passes to one of the middle players and then Continue reading

Passing Drill with Turns and Movement

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s passing activity works on passing, quick touches, turns and movement.

This activity involves 5 players per group. 2 groups of 2, 20 yards apart and a player in the middle. One of the players on the outside has a ball.

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The player with the ball starts by passing to the player in the middle. The passer then Continue reading

Take-Over Drill

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing, takeovers and turns.

Start with 2 players 20 yards apart, one of whom has a ball. A third player is behind the player with the ball.

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The player with the ball starts by passing to the far player and then running right at that player.

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The player who receives the ball dribbles at the player coming at him.

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The dribbling player opens his hips to allow the runner to do a takeover.

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The player who allowed the takeover runs to the end line behind the waiting player and the dribbler takes the ball to the opposite endline, does a turn and passes to the third player.

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The activity then continues for 2 straight minutes at full speed.

The objective with this activity is to have good crisp passes, sprints after each pass, good communication (verbal and non verbal) for the takeover and then sharp turns.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

One-Touch Passing For Speed and Movement

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on 1 touch passing with movement

Start with 4 players positioned in a rectangle that is 30 x 15 and 2 other players in the middle.

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The player in the top left hand corner (player 1) starts with a ball and begins by Continue reading

Active Possession Drill

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on quick passes, accuracy, footwork and more

Start with three players in a triangle approximately 15 yards apart. One player has a ball.

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The players start by passing to each other one touch so that the ball Continue reading

Playing Out of Pressure

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on playing the ball out of pressure in order to go forward.

Start with a 20 x 10 grid with two attacking players and one defending player. One of the attacking players starts with the ball in the middle of the grid with his back to the defender. The other attacker is further back from the end line they are attacking.

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The attacking players are trying to dribble the ball across the end line behind the defender. In games, players sometimes have a tendency to Continue reading