EST. 2006

Drills Library

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Ball Appreciation

  1. Drill One
    Each line of players, on the coach’s instruction, works steadily across the square to the opposite side and rest until the entire group have completed the task.
  2. Drill Two
    Each line of players, on the coach’s instruction, works steadily across the square to the opposite side and rest until the entire group have completed the task.
  3. Drill Three
    Players with the ball dribble to the centre of the square, cutting the ball across their bodies with the inside / outside of same foot.
  4. Drill Four
    Both groups work at the same time. Players work to the mid-point of their lane using the Ball Mastery skills learned.

Moves

  1. Drill One
    On the coaches instruction player work around the cone a ‘quarter turn’ at a time.
  2. Drill Two
    Player A and C dribble to the centre of the square and make the same move (decided by the coach) as they approach each other. They then pass the ball to the next player in the opposite group and sprint to the end of that group. Players in groups B and D then work the same.
  3. Drill Three
    The first player in Group A passes to the first player in Group B and moves forward to defend the small goals. Player B receives the ball and tries to beat the passer/defender and dribble the ball through one of the small goals.
  4. Drill Four
    Players with the ball move into the circle. They make three ‘Moves’ of their choice then pass out to a teammate on the edge of the circle and change places with him.
  5. Drill Five
    Player A passes to Player B. On receiving the ball player B tries to score by knocking the target ball off of the cone. Player A becomes the defender.
  6. Drill Six
    Player A passes to Player B. On receiving the ball player B tries to score by knocking the target ball off of the cone. Player A becomes the defender.
  7. Drill Seven
    On the coach’s whistle, one player from each group dribbles around the lane formed by the two squares. At each corner the player must make a ‘Move’ designated by the coach, i.e. scissors, Step-over etc, to change direction.
  8. Drill Eight
    Players dribble the ball around the square. At each corner he/she performs a ‘Twist-off’ move and continues to dribble around the square until he comes back to his/her group. Player then stops the ball for the next player to go.
  9. Drill Nine
    Players dribble the ball around the square. At each corner he/she performs a ‘Twist-off’ move and continues to dribble around the square until he comes back to his/her group. Player then stops the ball for the next player to go.

Passing

  1. Drill One
    Player with the ball passes to the player opposite and sprints to take his/her place.
  2. Drill Two
    The front player from A and C pass to their left to the wall passers B & D. They then move forward and take a return pass and play the ball, first time, to the front player in the opposite group. Player then sprints to the back of the line they have just passed to.
  3. Drill Three
    Player A plays a short pass to Player B. Player B returns the pass in front of Player A. Player A (A1) passes, first time, to Player C and makes a curved run behind Player D for a return pass from Player C. Finally Player A (A2) returns the ball to Player C.
  4. Drill Four
    On the coach’s instruction the attackers dribble around the area while the defenders try to kick the attacker’s balls out of the area.

Receiving

  1. Drill One
    The player with the ball passes to the third player on the opposite side. He receives with the inside of the foot and takes the ball a couple of yards to the side in one action.
  2. Drill Two
    The passers pass to their receivers. Receivers take the ball to the opposite side of the square with their first touch and pass to the next corner player. The receiver then returns to his/her first gate to receive the next pass from the corner player and the sequence continues. Switch passers and receivers after 10 repetitions.
  3. Drill Three
    Players throw the ball to their partners, who receive with the thigh and pass it back along the ground. Players toss and partners control with the thigh, let the ball drop to the ground, flick it up and catch it.
  4. Drill Four
    The first server tosses the ball to the first striker, who controls the ball with the chest and tries to volley the ball into the goal before it touches the ground.
  5. Drill Five
    Players pass counter-clockwise to the first player in the next group and follow their pass. The receiving player controls the ball ‘across the body’ ready to pass to the next group.

Finishing

  1. Drill One
    Player A dribbles forward and stops the ball in the centre of the square using the underside of his/her foot. He then continues his/her run through the end of the square and joins the other team. Player B moves forward to shoot at goal as soon as player A stops the ball. Player B collects the ball and moves to the back of the opposite team.
  2. Drill Two
    On coaches instruction Player A dribbles the ball forward. Player B moves forward to defend. Player A ‘takes on’ Player B and gets a shot at goal. Player A then sprints through the nearest gate and becomes a defender for the next attack. Player B collects the ball and joins the back of the line. The next attacker starts as soon as Player A shoots.
  3. Drill Three
    On the coach’s signal, front player from each team sprints forward and round the first cone/pole, then back to and around the second cone/pole.
  4. Drill Four
    On coach’s signal, player plays a ‘weighted’ pass to himself. He/she then sprints around the cone and tries to shoot at goal before the ball stops rolling. Player collects the ball and rejoins the line.

Speed

  1. Drill One
    On the coach’s whistle, the first players in each group sprint towards the ball in front of them. They then shuffle left (without touching the ball) across the 5yd square, run backwards to the next corner, shuffle right to the home corner and sprint forward to the ball.
  2. Drill Two
    The first player, on the coach’s whistle, to and around the second cone, runs backwards to and around the first cone, sprints forward to and around the third cone and sprints back to his group and tags the next player.
  3. Drill Three
    The single player dribbles the ball towards the opposite player. When the dribbler is within 3 to 4yds of the opposite player, he passes to him. The receiving player must then dribble with speed to the opposite line while the passing player must run backward and try to get there first.
  4. Drill Four
    The players face each other approx 2yds apart, one player has the ball at his/her feet. The player with the ball chooses his moment to sprint with the ball to the opposite end of the lane while his/her partner tries to beat him/her there.
  5. Drill Five
    One player passes to his/her partner, overlaps behind and tries to beat him/her to the opposite end of the lane. The overlapping player should not try to tackle, impede or win the ball. Players exchange roles and work back once whole group has been.
  6. Drill Six
    The coach plays the ball to the first player in one of the attacking groups (C or B). The receiving player tries to dribble at speed to get a shot at either of the goals while the front player from the closest of the defending groups tries to stop the shot and win the ball.

Group Play

  1. Drill One
    One player from each group sets up in the ‘target zone’. Remaining players play in the central area. Normal football rules apply. To score the outfield players must pass into the ‘target man’ who must control the ball. The ‘target man’ then changes places with the player who made the last pass.
  2. Drill Two
    One player from each group sets up in the ‘target zone’. Introduce a neutral player who works along the side-line. This player plays for both sides and can be used for ‘wall passes’ but cannot pass into the ‘target man’. Remaining players play in the central area.
  3. Drill Three
    The players in the middle will play standard football rules while trying to score points. A point is scored each time a team passes the ball into their team’s corner player, who then must play a first time ball to a third player on the same team. The original passer then becomes the corner player.
  4. Drill Four
    Players work the ball amongst themselves to create an ‘opening’ to pass across the opponent’s zone to their teammates. A point is scored for each successful pass between zones. When passes are intercepted, possession changes and the team with the ball work to score.
  5. Drill Five
    Team in possession passes the ball amongst themselves in their half of the pitch. Team without possession sends two players into the opposing team’s area and tries to win the ball. On winning the ball it is passed back into the other half and the team losing possession sends two players in to win back possession.
 
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