Short on time? That's where our weekly Football lesson plans come in handy!

Throughout the season our resident coaches share what they are coaching with you so you can use it too. No two weeks are the same.

  • All plans contain videos and diagrams. Watch the videos to quickly understand how to run the session
  • Clear instructions, coaching points and progressions allow you to coach with confidence and challenge your players
  • Read the plans on any mobile, tablet or computer. You can save the plan as a PDF or print a copy to take on the pitch/court.

Latest Football Plans

Football Lesson Plan:
Switch Play - Use the full width of the pitch!

Make the most of the space on the field by getting your players into the mind-set of switching the play, rather than trying to hammer down the same congested channel each time.

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Football Lesson Plan:
Attacking with an Extra Man

Create an overload in attack by providing support to attack with an extra man. Use this session to help your forwards plus develop your defenders defending capabilities with one less player.

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Football Lesson Plan:
Finish the Chance!

Get your players comfortable in front of goal so that when the chances come, they have a cool head to finish clinically, even when the odds are against them. Also, give your goalkeepers a great testing session with it.

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Football Lesson Plan:
Passing, Games and Basic Team-Play Principles

Get your team thinking on the pitch, rather than playing as individuals. Give them the opportunity to develop their basic principles with small sided games in this skill session.

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Football Lesson Plan:
Shooting: Crossing and Finishing

Deliver the pas to set up a simple finish for your strikers. Scoring goals will win you the game so make sure you are providing the easiest chances to give your strikers the best chance of putting it in the net.

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Football Lesson Plan:
Dribbling and Touch - Getting Players to use both feet

You've got two feet so use them! Use this session to practice using both feet in a game situation and give players more dribbling confidence!

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All our plans are written with a clear goal in mind, to help you improve a key area of your players' game through simple drills, conditioned games and skill practices.

We work with a large number of coaches and sports educators so that we can bring you the widest range of ideas and coaching for all ages and abilities. All our plans have been tried and tested. We find out what works and what doesn't, saving you time and helping you to get results with your team/players... fast!

You can coach these sessions as they are or alternatively use them as a springboard for your own ideas.

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