Drills From Pros

Drills Pros Use And You Should Too

Learn from the best and up your coaching game. Here are sessions used by past and current professional coaches and players that you can take to practice with your team today to have your players training like the pros.

George Boateng Directional Possession Activity

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George Boateng (Former Dutch footballer who was a defensive midfielder for Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Hull City and others. Currently coaches Aston Villa Under 18’s)

Dan Gosling Breaking the Lines Passing Activity

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Dan Gosling (English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth)

Kenny Miller Hit Spectacular Goals Shooting Activity

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Kenny Miller (Scottish professional football player and coach who plays for Partick Thistle. Miller, who plays as a striker, is one of only five post-war players to have played for both Rangers and Celtic.)

Kevin Nicholson Pre-Season Training Activities

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Kevin Nicholson (English professional footballer who was played for Notts County, Scarborough and was the player-manager of National League club Torquay United.)


Matt Taylor Skill Squad Cross and Finishing Activity

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Matt Taylor (English professional footballer and coach who plays as a midfielder for Swindon Town. He has previously played for Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers, West Ham United and others)

Robert de Pauw Timing of Pass and Movement Activity

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Robert de Pauw (KNVB coach Nederlands elftal Mo17)

Anthony Johnson Third Man Runs from Midfield

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Anthony Johnson (Joint Manager, Chester Football Club)

Jay Spearing Running With Ball/Dribbling Activity


Jay Spearing (English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Blackpool)

Julien Faubert 1v1 Fullback Defending Activity


Julien Faubert (French footballer who last played for Borneo and has represented both France and Martinique. He plays as a right winger or midfielder. Faubert started his footballing career in France with Cannes before moving to Bordeaux)

Luis Boa Morte Keep The Ball 3v1 Activity

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Luis Boa Morte (Portuguese professional football coach and a former player who played as an attacking winger, forward and centre midfielder. He currently is the manager of Sintrense.)

Tony Pennock Penetration Into a 4v3 Overland Situation


Tony Pennock (Welsh former goalkeeper and current first team coach at Hull City)

John Welsh Shooting Activity


John Welsh (Hull City and English National team Midfielder)

Jamie O’Hara Possession With Crossing and Finishing Activity


Jamie O’Hara (Former Tottenham and Wolverhampton Midfielder)

Nacho Novo Dribbling Sequence Activity


Nacho Novo (Spanish footballer, formerly with Rangers FC)

Jonathan Beale 4v2 Passing Activity


Jonathan Beale (Hull City Uefa A Academy Manager)

Jess Fishlock 1v1 Defending Activity


Jess Fishlock (Welsh football midfielder and coach)

Robbie Fowler Finishing Game


Robbie Fowler (Ex Liverpool, Manchester City and England Player)

Stephen Warnock Crossing and Finishing Game


Stephen Warnock (Ex Liverpool, Aston Villa and England Player)

Peter Ramage 2v2 Possession Activity


Peter Ramage (Uefa A license and Assistant Coach at Phoenix Rising FC)

Brian Deane Switching Play 6 Goal Game


Briane Deane (Ex Sheffield United, Leeds United and England Player)

Graham Stack Handling and Deflation Drill


 Graham Stack (Ex Arsenal and Reading Goalkeeper, currently with Eastleigh)

Robbie Blake Shooting Combination Activity


Robbie Blake (Former English footballer and current First Team coach at Portsmouth FC)

James Shan Possession Box Activity


James Shan (West Brom First-Team Coach)

David Weir Defending The Cross Activity

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David Weir (Ex Everton, Rangers And Scotland footballer)

Chris Kirkland GK Distribution Activity

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Chris Kirkland (Former Goalkeeper for Liverpool, Coventry City, Wigan Athletic and more)

Steve Walsh Defending Set Pieces Game

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Steve Walsh (Ex Leicester City, Wigan, Norwich, Tamworth and Coventry City Player)

Kevin Davies Quick Fire Shooting Game


 Kevin Davies (Ex England, Chesterfield, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Millwall, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End Player)

James Rowberry Transition Possession Activity


James Rowberry (Uefa PRO License Holder and Cardiff City Assistant Coach)

Scott Rogers Finishing + Combination Activity


Scott Rogers (UEFA A Licence Coach and Academy Coach at Blackburn Rovers FC)

Billy Sharp 1v1 Attacking v Defending Activity


Billy Sharp (Sheffield United)

Brian Jensen Smothering Reaction GK Activity


Brian Jensen (Former Danish professional goalkeeper. He played more than 300 games for Burnley and West Bromwich Albion)

Darren Kelly Passing Sequence Activity


Darren Kelly (Uefa Pro License Coach and Manager of Hyde United FC)

Carlton Cole Shooting Activity


Carlton Cole ( Ex West Ham and England Professional Footballer and now technical academy coach at West Ham)

Danny Grainger Defending the Cross and 2nd Phase


Danny Grainger (Captain of Carlisle United And Uefa A license coach )

Clint Hill Passing Drill


Clint Hill (Ex Pro Footballer and Fleetwood Town Assistant Manager)

Brandao Two Goal Shooting Activity


Brandão (Former Shakhtar Donetsk and Brazilian Striker)

Paul Konchesky Shooting Link Up Activity


Paul Konchesky (English professional footballer who last played as a left back for East Thurrock United. He has previously played for Charlton Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Fulham, Liverpool and others)

Justin Hoyte Opening Up and Dribbling Activity

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Justin Hoyte (Professional footballer who plays for FC Cincinnati. Hoyte previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and others)


Four Small-Sided Games from Juan Angel Piñero

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Juan Angel Piñero (Head Fitness Coach Guangzhou Academy U17 to U15, Formerly Real madrid Castilla 15-16 & Real Madrid U19 2010-15)