Lunging soccer drill for goalkeepers

in Goalkeeping, Soccer drills and skills

The lunge is a versatile fitness exercise that is helpful to warm-up your goalkeeper. The exercise can be used to develop all-round lower-body strength, flexibility, balance and power. Lunges can be performed as body weight exercises or with weights to increase resistance. Lunging soccer drill The player should stand with his feet about a shoulder-width... MORE

Small sided game to score from every attack

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

In this small-sided soccer game you’ve got ten attacks to score as many goals as possible against your defenders. You’ve got to be right on top of coaching this game. Halt the game if your young soccer players are not doing what you want them to do, then show them what you want. And what... MORE

Soccer game to put defenders under pressure

in Defending, Small Sided Games

You often see a defence under pressure in youth soccer (football) games. The opposition make all the right decisions and create goal-scoring opportunities because your defenders do not know what to do when they are outnumbered. Use this small-sided game to coach your defenders how to organise when they have more attackers running at them... MORE

Small sided soccer game to get past defenders

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

Soccer is similar to a chess game sometimes when the opposition’s pawns are in front of your team and your players have to get past the pawns to their king (the goalie). In chess, you entice your opponent to move their pawns and in soccer you have to apply pressure in the right way to... MORE

Defending in twos soccer drill

in Defending, Soccer drills and skills

This soccer coaching drill looks at two defenders working together to stop attackers. The coaching session tests players’ ability to communicate and support when attackers are running towards goal, and when they receive the ball with their backs to goal. The soccer drill covers these main coaching points: Defending in pairs. Providing cover. Forcing the... MORE

Zig zag soccer drill for midfielders

in Midfield, Soccer drills and skills

Midfielders need to be strong runners and should have the ability to get up and down a pitch quickly, whether it’s at 7-a-side or 11-a-side. So you need to give them a lot of speed fitness training drills to work on these skills. Try to set aside 10 minutes at each soccer coaching session to... MORE

Soccer drill to get defenders thinking

in Defending, Soccer drills and skills

In this soccer drill coaching session the defender must react to the opponent’s starting position, think quickly and defend accordingly. To run this soccer drill, you need to set up an area the size of half the pitch you play on, so if you play mini-soccer, 7-a-side or 8-a-side, you will use half a small... MORE

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