• Other Exercises ... some other exercises I've found useful:

                                                 PASSING COMBINATIONS

                                                 NEAREST ADDS PRESSURE

  • Games ... dozens of games ranging from fun & simple to complex.

  • Fitness ... some fitness exercise ideas.

  • Coerver Moves ... will help get your players that comfort with the ball.

Practice Exercises and Games

TYSC Challenge Coach Overview


The above document provides some tips and ideas based on my experiences coaching at the Challenge level. It should serve as a starting point for new coaches in our program and a reference guide for our more experienced coaches. This is a living document, so feedback is welcome.


               -- John Alexander, TYSC Challenge Commissioner

Triangle Y Soccer Club

  • Goalkeeping ... The 2nd doc has ideas to incorporate keepers into your practice.

                                                      GOALKEEPER #1

                                                      GOALKEEPER #2

  • Attacking Drills ... 80 shooting and finishing drills; unopposed, opposed, and small-sided games.

  • Coaching Packs ...practice sessions for every area of your team:

                                                      ATTACK

                                                      DEFEND

                                                      MIDFIELD

                                                      GOALKEEPER

  • Coaching Family Docs ... various practice sessions:

                                                            PRE-SEASON FITNESS

                                                      WARM-UPS

                                                      DEFENDING

                                                      SMALL-SIDED GAMES

  • My Exercises ... some exercises I've collected from various places and used a lot:

                                                 TECHNICAL

                                                 TRANSITION

                                                 SHOOTING

                                                 SMALL-SIDED GAMES

                                                 1v1

                                                 TACTICAL