Soccer warm up drill to get players challenging for the ball

This is a great soccer warm-up drill to get your players challenging for the ball so they are ready to play in matches.

Soccer warm up drill to use before a match


Run the warm-up drill

  • The defender must mirror the attacker’s movements.
  • The attacker tries to lose the defender and race to knock a ball off one of the cones.
  • Can the defender react and beat the attacker to the cone?
  • The defender is allowed to go shoulder to shoulder or use their arms to hold off the attacker but he must not commit a foul.
  • Switch roles for the next attack.

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