Soccer Drills and Practice Plans
Possible practice plans can center around the following skills: passing, shooting, dribbling and defending. The majority of the practice plan stays the same. Simply implement particular focused drills after the warm up and before the scrimmage.
A good passing drill involves groups of three players with one ball per group. Player A passes the ball to player B or C. Once the player receives the pass, player A tries to win the ball back, challenging players B and C at every pass.
Shooting drills can be free shot practice, or shooting on the move. Have groups of three work on shooting strategy. Three players line up at the half field line and pass the ball to each other as they travel down to the goal. At any point after all three have touched the ball, one of the three players can take a shot on the goal.
Dribbling drills are useful to gain good ball control. Let each player quickly pass the ball between their feet from side to side. Have them do this while traveling down the field. Make it more difficult by separating into two teams and having them come at each other from opposite sides.
Defending drills can be accomplished with one group of players trying to dribble the ball past a line of defenders. Make the line of defenders a smaller ratio for this to be most effective. Consider having 1/3 or 1/4 of the team defend, while the rest try to cross to the other side of the field.