Teach your kids how to bend it, cross it, and head it like the pros with these soccer drills and practice tips.
Get your soccer players to move the ball between or around the cones in specific patterns using all parts of their feet. Keep a list, time them, make it a challenge.
You don't need to be 6 feet tall to be great at heading. In fact, the most important factor is not how tall you are, instead it is the technique.
The goalkeeper needs to come off his line and try to smother the shots as the striker turns and tries to beat him.
Younger players learn by watching and playing with the older players more normally than watching their coach do a step-by-step demonstration.
“Kids have been exposed to more and more soccer, and they’re digesting it and understanding it.”
Once completed the coach calls out the number of the second attacker who dribbles onto the pitch and combines with the previous attacker in a 2v4 situation. The game continues until it’s a 4v4 situation.
Getting a few friends together to play pickup soccer in a loose, fun environment is a great way to learn soccer. It won’t be super competitive. This way everyone can have fun, and kids will slowly learn how to play together.
Successful dribbling combines a number of different elements including running with the ball, close control, spatial awareness and the ability to twist, turn and accelerate at pace.
The winger who has not received the pass is allowed to run into the box and support the attacking team to score from the other winger’s cross.
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