Soccer drills for attack / offense



Field position:

1 pawn to be started from.

How the game progresses:

Player sprints with the ball towards the goalkeeper and tries to score.


  • The player must retrieve his ball from the net himself.
  • The player must retrieve the ball he missed by himself.
  • Another player can only start when the first player has taken his ball away.


Field setup:

5 pawns including 2 x 2 on each side and 1 in the middle as the starting position.

How to play:

Player number 2 passes the ball to player number 3 who passes the ball back to player number 2. Player number 3 runs on to the pawn in front left and waits to receive the ball from player 2. Player 2 himself runs on to the cone in front of the goal. Player number 3 passes the ball and player 2 tries to score on the goalkeeper.


  • The numbers in the image to the right indicate the order.
  • Try to pass the ball from the left as well as from the right side. Swap when everyone has been there once.
  • To make it easy at first you can also start without a goalie.


Field position:

1 starting pawn 30 metres away from the goal. One player to pass the ball and the rest of the players behind the starting pawn.

How to play:

From the first left pawn, the ball is passed wide to the emerging player. This player shoots the ball at once at the goal.


  • Make sure you push your body forward when you shoot otherwise the ball often goes too high.
  • Make sure you choose your angle when the goalkeeper is in the middle.
  • Make sure you shoot low if the goalkeeper is slightly off his goal
  • If the goalkeeper is on the line, you can also shoot high


Divide the team into 2 groups. Preferably have both groups finish with the same exercise on 2 goals.

Exercise A:

Pass the ball, lay it wide, play into the corner, cross to the striker and finish.

Exercise B:

Pass the ball, lay it wide, play into the corner and cross to the midfielder. After a combination with the striker the midfielder finishes.

If everything goes well you can ask them to score with a volley at the end.


Scoring in this exercise is most important. It is allowed to play through the air, as long as this is done accurately



In exercise A the team is divided into two groups, one on the left and one on the right.

A cross is hit from the back line. The incoming attackers cross each other. The player who shot at the goal collects the ball and goes behind. The player who hit the cross becomes the attacker.

In exercise B, the ball is shot on goal after a handball and 1-2 combination. You can do this yourself,

After the exercise has gone well, you can act as defender here.

The players move on.

Points of attention:

Movement towards the ball.

Playing clean and hard.



2 attackers against 1 defender + a goalkeeper.
The attacking team can score from outside the 10 meter zone by shooting directly after the handball
. If they enter the 10-meter zone, they can choose how to score.
After a chance, missed or hit, or when the ball goes out to the sides, the ball is exchanged.
The defender can score on the 2 small goals.

Points of attention:

Move to the side to make room for your team-mate.




Divide the team into two groups. Everyone has a ball. Each group near a goal with a goalkeeper. There are different ways to finish on goal.

Exercise A is with a handball. The players have to set the ball up with the outside of their foot so that they can shoot at the goal in one fluent movement.

In exercise B the ball is played to them from the side. They receive the ball with their left and shoot with their right. If the pass from the trainer comes from the left, they take the ball with the right and shoot with the left.

In exercise C they come up to the trainer and cut the ball with the inside or the outside of the foot. After the cutting movement they must try to shoot directly.

Points of attention:

Look at their standing leg at the moment they shoot.
Do they estimate the ball speed correctly?



Divide the team into 2 groups. Everyone has a ball. Each group near a goal with a goalkeeper.
There are different ways to finish on the goal.
Exercise A is with a handball.
In exercise B the ball is played to them from the side.
In exercise C the ball comes from behind.
If everything goes well, you can also try other variations.
For example: throwing up the ball; throwing the ball over a player who has his back to the goal.

Some remarks:

With F-pupils it is recommended to play handball yourself. This is to keep the pace of the exercise
In the second year of E-pupils, you can also let them pass.

Points of attention

Look at their standing leg at the moment of
Do they estimate the ball speed correctly?




Start with dribbling, then shoot through gates, via a handball comes a cross which is
at goal
Depending on the number of players you can
with 2 balls, on position A and C, or with 3 balls at the same time
Everyone shifts one position at a time.

Points of attention

If necessary, accept the ball first.
Dribble with both legs.
Not too hard or soft passes.

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