Football Drill Demonstration


Set up your team in a small sided game on a pitch running from the edge of the penalty area to the half-way line.

Play normal rules except for the fact that during the drill, players are not allowed to talk during the game. Players cannot call for the ball, tell a player where to go or where they want the ball passed to. This really emphasises the importance of communication. If a player does speak, then a free-kick is given to the opposite team.

Coaching points

This drill teaches players how to keep the ball regardless of where it is on the pitch. While playing in their own half, defenders are taught how to keep the ball at the back and not panic, while attackers learn how to press high up the field.

While keeping the ball in the opposite half, players can learn how to break down stubborn defences.

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