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FA Level 2 ......................................................................................................................................7
Shooting and Finishing................................................................................................................9
Forward Passing and Forward Runs..........................................................................................25
Running with the Ball ...............................................................................................................39
Dribbling ...................................................................................................................................50
Short and Long Range Passing..................................................................................................58
Receiving Priorities...................................................................................................................74
Support Play ..............................................................................................................................82 Defending..................................................................................................................................90 Turning....................................................................................................................................109
Heading ...................................................................................................................................117
Basic Goal Keeping.................................................................................................................133
Checking in pairs for controlled lay off passes.......................................................................142
Dribbling - drag the ball across the body................................................................................143
Dribbling to score ......................................................................................................................144
Improve side foot shooting 1 V 1..............................................................................................146
Dribble and quick shooting in the area ...................................................................................148
Tight control and quick shot ....................................................................................................149
Accurate sidefoot shooting game .............................................................................................151
One touch side foot shooting game ..........................................................................................152
One - Two shooting in teams....................................................................................................153
Shooting with ball rolling away from player ..........................................................................154
One V One dribbling and shooting game................................................................................155
Dribbling, passing and finishing game ....................................................................................156
Zig zag dribbling and shooting game ......................................................................................157
Game to develop turning to shoot............................................................................................159
Quick feet dribbling and shooting ...........................................................................................161
1 v 1 dribbling to shoot game ...................................................................................................162
Attacking dribbling skills game ...............................................................................................163
Sharp turning with the ball ......................................................................................................164
Dribbling race in and out of cones...........................................................................................165
Clock Coaching Warm up sessions..........................................................................................166
3 V 3 Shoot through 1 goal .......................................................................................................168
Sprint and shoot drill ................................................................................................................170
Combine in threes to cross and finish......................................................................................172
Pressurised shooting game........................................................................................................173
Forwards combination play......................................................................................................175
Forwards check and spin for angled pass...............................................................................177
Shooting when ball is rolling across area ................................................................................179
Third man running, to finish, from midfield..........................................................................180
Dribble, turn and change direction .........................................................................................182
Dribbling down the windy road game .....................................................................................183
Zig Zag running, dribbling and shooting game......................................................................184
Pressurised dribbling and defending.......................................................................................186
Game for protecting and running with the ball .....................................................................187
Escape defender - running with ball........................................................................................189
Cutting across chasing defenders line .....................................................................................191
Run and pass through gates game ...........................................................................................192
Running through traffic............................................................................................................193

Find space and run through gates game .................................................................................194
Ball control in the air against passive defending....................................................................195
1 v 1 support and control game................................................................................................196
Control and pass to the spare player.......................................................................................197
Protect and shield game............................................................................................................198
Prevent turning 1 v 1.................................................................................................................199
Improve forward control with back to goal............................................................................201
Running with ball - clock race .................................................................................................202
Drill for forwards movement, ball control and lay off...........................................................203
Fitness - sharp forward movement..........................................................................................204
SSG 6 v 6 Develop play through midfield ...............................................................................206
Improve on developing good angles to turn and pass............................................................208
Pass to target with support from helpers................................................................................209
2 v 2 Defending, pressure and cover........................................................................................211
Work as a pair to pressure the ball .........................................................................................213
Checking in pairs for controlled lay off passes.......................................................................214
Develop quick feet control and pass ........................................................................................215
Forward and midfield combination play ................................................................................216
Control and lay off through targets.........................................................................................217
Improve protecting ball from defender...................................................................................218
2 V 2 Turning and combining to find targets .........................................................................219
Develop turning skills against passive opponents...................................................................220
SSG - 6 v 6 Develop play in wide areas ...................................................................................221
Exercise for turning and passing options................................................................................223
Zig zag passing and turning drill.............................................................................................224
Improve turning and creating space using support...............................................................225
Improve receiving, turning and shooting................................................................................227
Repeated wall pass and shoot drill...........................................................................................229
Drill to create new angles to turn.............................................................................................230
Turn and pass to targets through gates...................................................................................231
Develop turning and passing skills for midfield players........................................................232
Forward link play developing turning and passing ...............................................................233
Switch play through link player...............................................................................................235
Rotating practice to develop movement and turning.............................................................236
Pass and follow, pass and retreat game...................................................................................237
Pass, move and switch play in triangles ..................................................................................238
Push pass to alternative colour ................................................................................................239
Passing and dribbling for points game....................................................................................240
Improve accurate passing on the move ...................................................................................241
Lofted pass over gate keeper ....................................................................................................242
Improve turning, support and combination play 2 v 2..........................................................243
Long lofted pass to target .........................................................................................................244
Lofted pass over gate keeper to targets...................................................................................245
Diagonal driven pass practice ..................................................................................................246
Driven passes round pitch through targets.............................................................................248
4 v 2 conditioned to grids. Pass and support...........................................................................250
Passers to pass and hit dribblers..............................................................................................251
Dribbling game to avoid ankle shots .......................................................................................252
Passing through target gates ....................................................................................................253
Game of soccer cricket..............................................................................................................254
2 V 2 support and play with floaters .......................................................................................255

Flick pass, give and go game ....................................................................................................257
Switch play through central link player..................................................................................258
Think and move one step ahead passing drill.........................................................................259
Wall pass game ..........................................................................................................................260
One touch combination passing with movement....................................................................261
Accuracy and anticipation in passing......................................................................................262
Rotating pass and move game ..................................................................................................263
3 v 1 Break out...........................................................................................................................264
Switch play to end targets.........................................................................................................265
Pass and move in triangles........................................................................................................266
2 v 1 Quick counter attack from grid ......................................................................................267
Pass and support combination play.........................................................................................268
Clock coaching. Keep possession .............................................................................................269
Clock Coaching. Pressure the ball...........................................................................................270
C.C Control and set for shot ....................................................................................................272
Work as a pair to pressure the ball .........................................................................................273
Clock coaching. Develop third man running..........................................................................274
End zone counter attack game .................................................................................................275
Quick counter attack practice..................................................................................................276
Practice for switching play quickly..........................................................................................278
Midfield support for twin forwards.........................................................................................279
Combination between forwards and midfield ........................................................................280
Movement and angle to support the ball.................................................................................282
Mini Soccer - Bounce off forward game..................................................................................283
Mini Soccer - Dribble and run with ball .................................................................................284
Mini soccer - pass through grids..............................................................................................286
Play man on man defending .....................................................................................................288
Mini Soccer - Collective GK game...........................................................................................289
Mini soccer - develop running with the ball ...........................................................................290
C.C. Improve turning and support..........................................................................................292
C.C. Passing, support and movement......................................................................................293
C.C Shoot, field and set drill ....................................................................................................295
Continuous power shooting drill..............................................................................................296
C.C. Pressurised control and pass ...........................................................................................297
C.C. Pressure player with passing drill...................................................................................298
Fetch the ball..............................................................................................................................299
Develop play in wide areas .......................................................................................................300
Passing and support for crossing .............................................................................................302
Power running with the ball.....................................................................................................304
Direct running with the ball drill.............................................................................................305
Dribble and shoot for points.....................................................................................................306
Running with ball and power shooting game .........................................................................307
Improve forward link with M/F to score ................................................................................308
Quick turning and shooting drill .............................................................................................310
Develop quick interplay to shoot..............................................................................................311
Turning in triangles ..................................................................................................................312
Control and follow pass, control and retreat..........................................................................314
Control, turn and deliver low firm pass..................................................................................315
Pressurised control, pass and sprint drill................................................................................316
Control firm passes while on the move....................................................................................317
Improve movement, tight control and passing .......................................................................318

Stop, assess and move game .....................................................................................................319
Pressured control turn and sprint drill...................................................................................320
Develop play through central player .......................................................................................321
Develop receiving, turning and passing skills.........................................................................322
Rotating practice to improve turning and simple passing.....................................................323
Improve forwards control around area ..................................................................................325
Develop aggressive sprinting with the ball..............................................................................326
Turn, run and pass for points game ........................................................................................327
High energy running with ball game .......................................................................................328
Game to improve running and accurate low driven shots ....................................................329
3 v 1 break out to run through targets....................................................................................331
Control the ball under pressure...............................................................................................332
Ball Control Game ....................................................................................................................333
Side foot passing game ..............................................................................................................334
Develop midfield support play in a function...........................................................................335
C.C Control and set for shot ....................................................................................................337
1 v1 Defending the goal.............................................................................................................338
Pressurised finishing drill.........................................................................................................339
Quick dribbling and running game .........................................................................................341
Chase me round the clock.........................................................................................................343
Free third man runner..............................................................................................................344
Protect and defend 1 v 1 ...........................................................................................................346
Set back to shoot game..............................................................................................................348
Mini Soccer to improve running with ball..............................................................................349
Crossing drill to miss the first defender ..................................................................................351
Developing passing and support skills.....................................................................................353
Improve crossing 2 v 2 ..............................................................................................................355
Develop compactness as a back 4.............................................................................................357
Centre Halves defending crosses..............................................................................................359
Improve defending 3 v 3 ...........................................................................................................361
Delay and recovery when defending........................................................................................363
Develop crossing with free wide players .................................................................................364
Develop early crossing ..............................................................................................................366
Improve forward runs for crosses ...........................................................................................368
Develop near and far post cross and runs...............................................................................370
Combination passing and shooting game................................................................................372
Trampoline finishing game 3 V 3.............................................................................................374
Rebound shooting game............................................................................................................376
6 V 3 Finishing game.................................................................................................................378
Give and go, give and go to finish ............................................................................................380
Pass and support, spin and support to finish..........................................................................382
Dribbling passing and finishing drill.......................................................................................384
Finishing drill, 1 v 1, turn and shoot, meet cross....................................................................386
Turning wide and cut back for runners to finish ...................................................................388
Combination play to create space for forwards .....................................................................390
Drill to improve turning to shoot.............................................................................................392
Set and spin shooting drill ........................................................................................................394
Game to develop support play for forwards...........................................................................396
6 V 3 Support and pass to score ...............................................................................................398
3 V 3 Finishing game with floating support............................................................................400
Fast moving passing and counter attack game.......................................................................402

Improve straight passing for curved forward runs................................................................404
Using finishing skills to improve fitness..................................................................................406
Quick give and goes to finish and sprint drill.........................................................................408
Pressurised man on man defending game...............................................................................410
Pressurised play to target man game.......................................................................................412
Drill to develop passing and dribbling skills...........................................................................414
Third man running shadow play .............................................................................................416
Forming the K Barrier..............................................................................................................418
Changing the angle when passing............................................................................................419
Shot saving techniques for balls that are set back..................................................................420
Shearer cross UEFA 96.............................................................................................................422
Sweeper Keeper .........................................................................................................................423
Technique of deflecting saves to safety....................................................................................424
Fast feet 6 yard box drill...........................................................................................................426
Dealing with low shots...............................................................................................................427
Battle of goalkeepers.................................................................................................................429
Develop throwing and catching ball skills...............................................................................431
Improving underarm throwing and ground saves.................................................................433
Improve long throwing and taking crosses.............................................................................435
GK ball control and distribution from back passes...............................................................437
GK communicating and support .............................................................................................438
Develop midfield support play in a function...........................................................................439
Clock coaching handling drill ..................................................................................................441
Quick turning to shoot game ....................................................................................................442
Forward turning into wide areas.............................................................................................444
Develop the understanding of how the back 4 work together...............................................446
Develop midfield support play in a function...........................................................................448
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