Overload without a keeper is an easy possession drill to use when there is only one goal keeper available at a training session. The team without the goal keeper is given several additional players to offset the disadvantage.
Category: Soccer Drills
Easy Two Goal Finishing
This two goal finishing drill is a great way for players to practice shooting from middle to long range. It is simple to set up and easy to implement for large groups of players. In addition, there are tons of awesome finishing drill variations that can be performed with this set up.
Unlock The Neutrals
Unlock the neutrals is a great possession game where the team with the ball can create an overwhelming numerical advantage against the defense. Once a team completes a given number of passes, neutral players in the corners become ‘unlocked’ and can help the team with the ball in the middle score.
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Rondo To Finish
Rondo to finish is an excellent way to combine passing and finishing practice all in one drill. The game starts with a simple rondo keep away drill and progresses to taking shots on goal if the teams in possession can successfully complete passes.
1v1 Attack In Either Direction
1v1 attack in either direction is a simple 1v1 variation where attackers can score at either end of the playing field.
4v4 With Holding Players
4v4 with holding players is a simple small sided game where each team is given an additional player to pass back to on their own end line.
Defender In The Middle
Defender in the middle is a competitive 1v1 variation where the defender must win the ball in order to get out of the middle.
1v1 Tag Variations
1v1 tag variations are a fun and competitive way to get players warmed up for practice. Players typically enjoy tag games and I’ve found that these are good to use following a general dynamic warm-up.
Four Team Possession
The four team possession drill is an excellent way for players to practice keeping possession of the ball in tight spaces. In addition, it’s a very fun and competitive game to play with four teams.
Four Corner Dribbling Race
The four corner dribbling race is an excellent drill for young players to practice their dribbling skills, especially while moving at speed.