I might sound like a broken record but it’s so important that practices are geared to what the players will be doing in games. Technique, Technique, Technique… passing, receiving, dribbling, heading, shooting, etc..are very important in order to do any tactics: 1v1, 2v2 (great games). When you help them develop their ball skills, the easier the drills become, which transitions to the field. Don’t forget what I told you about how the players learn. 3 Steps: Basic- No pressure, Medium Pressure, Full pressure.