Soccer Training Info
Home New Skills Strategy Dribbling Shooting Passing Watch Videos Blog
Skills and Techniques
Free Kicks
Strategy & Tactics
Soccer Patterns
Practice Plans
Soccer History
History of Soccer
Articles Archive
Quick Tips
Fitness & Nutrition
Mental Focus
Speed Training
Soccer Gear
Local Stores
Soccer Camps
Soccer Tournaments
Indoor Soccer Facilities
Soccer Bars

Coerver Coaching

Coerver Coaching Ultimate Bundle

Coerver Session Planner

Featured Links

Grid Play with Free Zone

Field size: half field or three quarters of the field

Number of players: at least ten players; full team can spilt into two groups

Age range: 14-16

Description: Play four versus two in the back and then three versus one in the attacking third.  Setup two grids for each group to play in and create a free zone in between the two grids, with one midfielder in it who acts as an outlet between the two groups. The free zone is about ten yards long.  

The free player only has one touch to start and later allow another player to enter this free zone from either group after they make a pass.  The key in this drill is the timing of the passes so the attacking player has support from both sides, the back and ahead of them.  The player who runs into the free zone only has one touch too. The free player can play the ball into a zone and get it back and start over so to speak.

Another key in this drill is making sure the players get into position to support the play and use their body to protect the ball. This is even more important when you progress to one and two touch soccer.

Teams earn a point when they move the ball from one grid to the other and connect three passes. Overall, players in the two grids try to keep possession of the ball and move it as quickly as possible.

Extra: In certain parts of the field players have to realize that they are going to get fouled, and they should realize that earning a free kick in those situations is what they should strive for.  This is especially true of forwards making a run down the sidelines, if they can earn a foul in that part of the field, then they give their team a good goal scoring opportunity via a cross off a free kick from the sidelines.

Equipment needed: Cones and practice vests.

  Subscribe in a reader   Bookmark and Share     

Coerver Coaching: Get FREE Soccer Training tips. Signup Now!
Coerver Coaching
Hot Links
1. Elite European Clubs Soccer Camps
2. Daily Footwork Drills
3. Soccer's Possession Kings
4. Barcelona's Tiki Taka Style of Play
5. Messi Maradona Imitation
6. How to Play Like Lionel Messi
7. Become a Better Soccer Coach
Coerver Coaching's Online Youth Diploma
Want Soccer Practices That Players Enjoy? You'll get all this & much more from this coaching course. Take it from the comfort of your home. Further your education in soccer skills training. Instant Access Now!

Coerver Coaching Ultimate Bundle

Site Map
About Us

Quote of the Month:

"There is always someone out there getting better than you by training harder than you."

more soccer quotes...


© 2019 Soccer Training Info All rights reserved.