One To One Soccer Coaching

Teach your child the basics with our progressive football drills that are easily practiced in a small back garden. These football drills are specially devised for parents to use when working one to one with their son or daughter. They start very simple and get progressively more difficult. Ideal for training in your back yard or local park. Very little if any football equipment is required.

The coach stands 2 or 3 metres away from the player and throws the ball under arm so it bounces once before the player gently taps the ball straight back into the coaches hands.

The coach stands 2 or 3 metres away from the player and throws the ball under arm directly to the player who gently volleys the ball straight back to the coaches hands.

The coach stands 2 or 3 metres away and throws the ball anywhere between ground and thigh height calling out "eye on the ball" as it is thrown.

The coach stands 2 or 3 metres away and throws the ball anywhere between ground and thigh height but this time they walk backwards half a metre after each one

The coach stands 6 or 7 metres way from the player who stands facing the coach but turns their head to the left or the right to look sideways. The coach throws the ball towards the player calling out "control".

The player walks in an imaginary circle 8 to 10m across with the ball at their feet using alternate feet to control the ball.

The player walks anticlockwise in an imaginary circle 8 to 10m across with the ball at their feet using alternate feet to control the ball.

The coach stands 3 to 4 metres away from the player and gently throws the ball so the player can head the ball back into the coaches hands. Do 10 good headers.

The coach stands 3 to 4 metres away from the player and gently throws the ball so the player can head the ball to the side.

Sorry we don't have video yet for these drills so they are all listed in this article and get progressively more difficult. Here we describe further progressions for passing, shooting, volleying and attacking.