Coaches Corners

Entice and Exploit Drill Sporting Ennistymon Football Club Coache's Corner

Entice and Exploit

This practice is very useful player development. The practice is designed so that defending players are encouraged to close down the attack while under pressure. The attacking team have the added advantage of an extra outfield player promoting passing the ball to teammates in more suitable …

AGES: 7-12

Sporting Ennistymon Football Clubs Coaching Corner | Shooting Across Goal

Shooting Across Goal

This practice is very useful for the development of players. The practice is designed to improve players confidence in front of goal allowing them to practice shooting without having pressure on the striker. This practice is a great way to get players used to hitting the target. We recommend that the drill …

AGES: 7-12

Sporting Ennistymon Football Club Coaches Corner Changing Numbers Practice

Changing Numbers

This practice is very useful for developing players. The practice is designed to improve players confidence and promotes the idea of beating players. This is a very important practice to get the younger players used to the idea of keeping the ball on the ground instead of just booting it away.

AGES: 10-12

Sporting Ennistymon Football Club Coaches Corner Marbles Practice


This is a very useful drill for the younger age groups. It is typically used for those learning the necessary skills to play the game of football. Set up is easily completed in minutes as all that is needed is a grid of 20×20 depending on the amount of players. The coach then divides up the players into 2 groups…

AGES: 6-8

Goal Keeping Catching Warm Up Vertical With Gradient

GK Warm Up Catching

This drill is useful for goalkeepers before a match or training. The drill is easily set up with just 2 lines of 4 cones parallel to each other to replicate 3 grids. The drill starts with punt kicks at the goalkeeper in the middle grid who then throws the ball back to the kicker and moves to the grid to the keepers left. Continue…

AGES: 12-18

Get the Goal Practice vertical Gradient

Get the Goal

This practice is very useful for younger players and promotes their dribbling and finishing skill. Set up is simple enough with a team at each end of the grid. Goals in each of the four corners of the grid. One player from each team tries to take on the other. If the defender wins the ball, he can score in the opponents goal.

AGES: 6-11

Footbowling practice Vertical


Footbowling is a very enjoyable practice. It encourages a younger age group to pass the ball. Set up is extremely simple with just placing tall cones out replicating bowling pins. Teams are placed back 10 yards back with footballs. One player from each team tries to pass the ball towards the cones…

AGES: 6-8

Break the Laser Sporting Ennistymon's Coaches Corner

Break The Laser

A great practice for younger children. This is a very helpful practice as it’s very simple to set up and for the children to understand . Players dribble through the each gate. They break the laser that goes through the cone. Players cannot go through the same gate twice. They should go through different colours every time.

AGES: 6-8

Agility Shooting Drill Vertical

Agility and Shooting

This Agility and Shooting practice could be prove to be very useful for developing players pace as well as their shooting ability. The practice is relatively easy with the first player in line passes through the channel to the coach or another player. The player then runs around the cones and the coaches sets him up…

AGES: 10-15

King of the Castle drill Sporting Ennistymon's Coaching Corner

King of the Castle

A very enjoyable game for the kids especially if they love shooting like most kids do.  This practice helps developing a future defenders mindset and how he should intercept passes. It can also help Attackers or Midfielders, developing their passing technique. It also will improve passing while dribbling….

AGES: 5-8