Shadowing warm up drill to work on marking skills

This is a good soccer warm-up drill for young players, which is designed to get their muscles working. It also has a soccer shadowing theme to it. Players need to shadow the opponent they are marking. Make sure your players aren’t left behind during the drill.

Soccer drill set up

  • Place two markers positioned three to five metres apart.
  • Partners stand opposite each other, either side of the line.
  • Designate a leader and a follower.
  • The leader moves laterally, parallel to the line formed between the cones.
  • Follower attempts to keep their body in front of the leader.
  • Get the players to compete for periods of 15-20 seconds.

Repeat the soccer coaching drill five times.

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