My go to activities when players have had been on the summer break are Rondos – and with this being one of the longest breaks from playing due to lockdown I am going to be using Rondos over the next few weeks to get players back up to speed. MORE
Focus your players with a sensory warm up drill
During a match or a soccer training session your players will have to react quickly on the pitch using their senses. Help sharpen their communication skills and sensory reaction times with this soccer warm-up drill.
Soccer drill set-up tips
This soccer drill involves a series of sprints over ten yards. It is called “See, hear, feel.”
Line up two rows of players, ten yards away with a gap of about a yard between the rows. Mark the 10 yards with a cone the players have to touch.
The players are going to react to you in three ways:
Sprint 1 – visual
The players wait for you to drop a ball and then they sprint.
Sprint 2 – audio
The players wait for your call or whistle and then they sprint.
Sprint 3 – touch
The coach stands behind the players. The players wait for you to tap them on the shoulder, then they sprint.
Click here for another soccer warm-up drill to work on developing players’ reaction skills.