Use this soccer drill to develop the skills that make players stand out in matches.
A skilful player causes excitement
We all have favourite players that cause a stir of excitement when they get the ball because we know that something will happen – a defence-splitting pass, a clever one-two, a flick or a spin. It’s the playmaker in action. For anyone old enough to remember the great teams of the 70s and 80s every team had a playmaker who would bring the crowds to their feet.
Drill to focus on skilled players
So the idea behind this soccer training drill is to encourage the development of a playmaker. The player will be working on his soccer skills – passing and receiving – and his communication and decision making, as well as adding his own flair.
Setting up the soccer drill
Have a 4v4 match, then chose your playmaker who is the extra player. Put him in a different coloured bib. He plays for the team in possession. For either team to score a goal, the play must go through the playmaker.
The playmaker will see a lot of the ball and make many decisions. It is this repetition that will improve passing, receiving and decision making skills.
Key soccer coaching tips:
More involvement, less pressure and lots of fun will allow the more skilled players to develop.