Football coaching drills

Football Drills (Soccer)

Here we have dozens of football/soccer drills to improve specific areas of performance. Most have free to view videos with coaching tips, variations, and progressions. Hints and tips on how to improve speed, agility, weight training, and general football fitness are covered.

Football Passing Drills

The following soccer passing drills are aimed at developing a player’s passing ability and are suitable for players of all ages. It is important to focus on the accuracy of the pass as well as being aware of surrounding players.

Dribbling Drills

Kids soccer drills to focus on improving a player’s dribbling ability and close ball control. Many of these soccer training drills, unlike passing drills, can be done by young players practicing on their own. Aim to focus on quality and accuracy, to begin with rather than speed and try to look up as often as possible to get used to being aware of other players.

Soccer Shooting Drills

Shooting is probably the most fun part of football training and players from all positions enjoy shooting practice. Being able to strike the ball properly is important with the most popular conventional technique being to strike the ball with the laces. Again, focus on quality and accuracy before trying to take the shot under pressure in a match situation. Players should approach the ball at an angle and kick with the laces following through the ball keeping the foot firm throughout.

Control Drills

The following football drills are aimed at improving ball control. There is likely to be some cross over between the football skills of the control type soccer drills and the passing or dribbling drills.

Heading Drills

Heading is often a football skill some young players are not keen on. If done badly it will hurt! Try to build up confidence with short easy heading practice to build confidence. Players should head the ball with the middle of their forehead and try to keep their eyes open. Using the nose or the top of the head is going to hurt.

Goalkeeping Drills

The following soccer drills are specifically aimed at improving goalkeeping skills and goalkeeper training. The goalkeeper is often overlooked in training sessions and setting up some specific goalkeeping drills will build confidence and help the goalkeeper feel valued.

2v2 Football Drills

The following football drills are designed for 2 players to play against another pair. They are ideal for getting all players involved and in contact with the ball yet retaining a competitive small side games approach to coaching.

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.

Fun and Games Drills

The following football drills for kids are more fun related games yet still allow kids to work on their basic soccer skills. They are excellent soccer games for kids that bring fun and competition into the training session.

Football Fitness, Speed and Agility

Fitness for football not only requires a high level of aerobic fitness to enable the player to keep going for 90+ minutes but speed and agility are also vital. The following drills aim to improve footballer’s speed and agility.