Soccer Drill Demonstration


Objective: To change the direction of attack by turning in a small sided game.


  • Half pitch practice with 4 goals (as shown in diagram).
  • Split the group into 2 teams of 8 with no GK's.
  • Play 8 v 8 with each team attacking and defending 2 goals.
  • Emphasis on changing the direction of attack my turning towards another goal.

Coaching points

  • When in possession stretch the play and play forward when possible.
  • Change the direction of play with a turn quickly and fluidly.
  • Body position to protect ball when performing turn.

Drill tags: change of direction, conditioned game, dribbling, football, small sided game, soccer

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