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
Soccer warm up drill to speed up turning and reaction times
This is a good soccer warm-up drill to get players turning and running at speed in the opposite direction.
To set up the soccer drill
- Get the two working players to jog on the spot and react to your call of left or right.
- Upon your call, the players must turn in that direction quickly and sprint past you.
Coaching these soccer skills is very important for the development of young players as often there is a big difference in turning and reaction times depending on which is the player’s strongest kicking foot.
You can improve your players’ reaction times by completing various soccer drills that make it natural for the players to be able to turn off either foot.
Click here for a soccer drill aimed at helping players use either foot when shooting.