Free Soccer Drills



Developing Support Play | Skill (05-P2)

Organisation / Set Up
This practice is focused on improving support play between players. We position 5 sets of 2 poles with a 3 yard gap between each on a pitch 40 by 40. Objective is for team in possession to combine with a teammate with a pass through a gate. Focus on speed of support, reactions to opposition screening and use of the switch to break pressure.


Key Coaching Points
  • Tactical | Transition (Dispersal v Immediate Support)
  • Technical | Angles and distances of support
  • Psych | Recognition of switch to make quick passing opposite side



Progressions & Constraints 1
Win game if 2 goals scored in 3 touches.


Progressions & Constraints 2
Player from opposition drops out after every successful combination, last team standing.


Key Questions
  • How can we escape quick pressure?
  • How do we immediately support after goal scored?
  • Why and how can teams switch play?