L.A. Rectangle Passing Sequence

The following is a three-progression, tight-space passing activity that can be used for day before a game, day of travel or regeneration day training. It was observed by SoccerSpecific Staff at an LA Galaxy full team training session.

Barcelona Finishing

Barcelona Finishing was observed by SoccerSpecific Staff in Barcelona while watching the FC Barcelona youth teams train at their training facility.


Rondo Playmaker

This 30 minute progression will give all your players the opportunity to become a #10!


Wide Area Rondo

Wide Area Rondo is a great functional 8V8 position specific activity to goal with an emphasis on attacking out of wide areas. Adjust the system of play to fit your teams style of play and personnel. Challenge your players by increasing the difficulty of the wide area rondo. Breakdown a compact opponent by finding ways to combine to get in behind with the #9, #10, and overlapping outside backs, #2 and #3.


Dinamo Zagreb Passing

This passing activity was observed by SoccerSpecific Staff in Zagreb while watching the Dinamo Zagreb youth teams train at their training facility. This activity will be especially effective in the U10-U14 age group, but can be used at higher levels as well.

3V3 + 1 Defending

3V3 + 1 Defending is a competitive finishing activity that focuses on close range finishing in and around the goal area. This is a great way for your GKs to work on reaction saves while your attackers can hone in on their shooting accuracy. Adjust the size of the goals or playing area to fit the demands of your players.

7V7 Screening Defenders

7V7 Screening Defenders is an excellent 7V7 training game that focuses on two main components. From an attacking standpoint, when do we possess and when do we break lines and penetrate? From a defensive standpoint, how do we cut off passing lanes and deny penetrating passes in behind? Add GKs and go to goal at the end and finish with a very competitive 8V8 match!


6V6 Interchange

6V6 Interchange is a fast-paced, transitional and continuous action possession activity that focuses on your players ability to maintain possession, improve passing accuracy, improve mobility and movement off the ball, combination play, and decide when to penetrate or when to possess.

4V4 + 2 Positional Play

4V4 + 2 Positional Play is a very simple and effective way of breaking down the working relationships within your particular system of play.

Rondo Breakout to Goal

Rondo Breakout to Goal helps you find the balance between patiently establishing a rhythm of play in possession and being deliberate with explosive movements towards goal.

Positional Rondos 4-2-3-1 Formation

Here is a unique way of working on team shape in possession, building working relationships of small groups within your team and its formation, as well as painting the overall picture of where players need to be based on the position of the ball and the opponent.


Breaking Enemy Lines

Breaking Enemy Lines take the players’ low level of fitness into account while maintaining social distancing rules. During the session, players focus on the core concepts of the technical and tactical elements of the game, using individual ball mastery skills and the ability to break lines through different types of passes to build soccer specific fitness in a methodical way.