Drills

The Gauntlet

Gauntlet Soccer Drill

The Gauntlet is a drill that can be setup and played in a few variations, but the concept is the same. Attackers must get through a series of defenders in different grids. The main focus of the drill is controlled dribbling and quick speed while maintaining awareness of defenders. Continue reading »

Quick Feet

Quick Feet

Developing foot speed with a ball is important for soccer players. A player who can run fast is great, but a player who can run fast with a ball at his/her feet while keeping control is better! It is best to start this at a young age so they can better develop this skill over time. Continue reading »

Ball Traps

Ball Traps Soccer Diagram

Keeping possession of the ball is very important in the game of soccer. In order to do that, players must learn how to trap the ball. This drill, which can be used for all ages, provides plenty of repetition in order to learn various ball traps. Continue reading »

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Tips and Tricks

Soccer Tricks: Heel Toe Cut

Heel Toe Cut Step 2

The Heel Toe Cut can be used to deceive an opponent by changing direction.  It involves balance and quick feet. It’s best used when standing still or slightly jogging. In this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

Soccer Tricks: The Step Over

Outside Step Over Step 2

The Step Over is a classic move used to fool an opponent into thinking you’re making a pass when in fact you don’t! In this article, which includes a video example, we’ll be discussing the Inside Step Over, the Outside Step Over (also called the Scissors), the Double Step Over, and end with a variation of the Inside Step Over that includes a deceiving ball movement! Continue reading »

Soccer Tricks: Inside Inside Outside

Inside Inside Outside Step 1

This simple soccer trick can be very effective with deceiving an opponent into thinking you’re going in one direction, when in fact you go the other. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example, which includes a variation using the Outside Step Over to give you an alternative if an opponent begins to pick up on the trick. Continue reading »

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