The Octopus Race is a coordination training exercise for young soccer players
This training exercise is not only suitable for the U5 to U10 age groups – it can also be used for older players or even seniors, for fun at least.
The Professional Soccer Player – a soccer training exercise for kids
Several traffic-cone goals are set up in a row on the practice pitch. The kids shoot balls through the goals simultaneously. Climbing up the ladder of success.
How chasing footballs helps player concentration
The best sessions are when you can get your players to use their skill, technique, fitness and most of all their concentration from the word go. Keep them moving and learning with this great exercise, says Dave Clarke.
Soccer warm-up session in preparation for a match day game
This warm-up, is called "Between the cones" and is by Michael Beale. It is designed as a quick practice and works because players are aware of the need to be on their toes, to adjust their feet and to have a good "feel" for the ball – all key elements in the rehearsal for a match situation.
Many young players look at the ball when they should be scouring the pitch for opportunities of where they can pass it. If you can get their heads up for twice as long as they are at the moment, that's twice as many signals, runs and goalscoring opportunities they can spot.
Cops and robbers drill to boost attack and defence basics
You can use this fun soccer drill to teach young players the basics of attacking and defending. Awareness of where players are and the ability to control, pass and stop the ball can all be coached with this drill.
Call A Number - Competitor Spot
Call a number is an excellent 1v1 game where players are numbered off and the coach calls out which numbers come out to play each round.
Wave After Wave - Competitor Spot
Wave after wave is a fast paced 1v1 game where the offensive player immediately transitions to defense after their shot. Click for more information.
1v1 Starting At The Posts - Competitor Spot
In 1v1 starting at the posts, the coach starts with the soccer balls and players start with their hands touching the posts.
Defender In The Square - Competitor Spot
Defender in the square is a variation of 1v1. In this drill defenders must stay inside a square at the the top of the box. Click to find out more.