This warm up is a great way to get players alert to one touch play and to get them ready for playing matches and keeping possession of the ball in tight areas of the pitch like the penalty area MORE
Soccer warm up drill combining bursts of speed and ball control
Soccer drills such as this one are excellent for fitness tests with a competition at the end. To make this soccer (football) drill competitive, players who miss the target balls must sit out. To make the drill easier or harder, use more or less balls in the target zone.
Drill set up
- Arrange your players into two teams.
- You and a helper act as ball collectors in the drill.
- The two teams must compete against each other and try to be the first team to knock the balls off the cones.
- The players dribble at top speed into the shooting box, then try to hit the cones with a pass.
- The next player goes when the previous player has sprinted back to the group.
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