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Backheel soccer drill

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

A clever backheel move makes a fool of defenders and makes the player using the ball control skill look good. Use this soccer drill and coaching tips to teach your players how to do it. Coach a backheel skill drill Nothing brings a smile to the face more than a good backheel. The skills are... MORE

First touch soccer drill

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

Use this soccer (football) drill to coach your players how to control the ball with their first touch. Key soccer coaching tips You’re aiming to get your players using their first touch skills to kill the ball. The basic skills of control are the same whether you control the ball with your feet, thigh, chest... MORE

Shielding the ball under pressure

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

This soccer drill initially focuses on individual skills such as dribbling, shooting and 1v1 attack and defend. You want to see good technique throughout this soccer coaching session and you should point out any technical errors to your players as you proceed. Soccer coaching skills checklist Do players have the ball under control? Are they... MORE

Soccer drill to try at home

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

Homework is probably not a popular word with your young soccer players and it’s not something you normally associate with soccer coaching but it can make for better players. Ask them to try some keepy-uppies, passing against a wall – any move that gets them controlling a ball. I like this soccer drill. You don’t... MORE

Shield the ball soccer drill

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

In this fun soccer coaching drill, the players with a ball must shield and defend for their life while the defender competes to win possession of the ball. The different sizes and strengths of your players ensure each physical battle is different and a good learning opportunity for defending skills.   Soccer drill set up... MORE


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