Free Dribbling is is a simple warm-up that can be used for all ages. The focus of this warm-up is having players getting lots of touches on the ball. It’s important for players to get lots of touches during every practice session and this drill is a great way to start. Continue reading »
The 1v1v1 drill focuses on attacking with a numbers down situation. This will encourage attacking players to take players on and look for a quick shot on goal. Defensively, this drill can teach defenders with transition, quickly getting back and breaking up the play.
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You’re on your own in this fun game of Knock Out, great for all ages! The object of the game is to “knock out” another player’s ball out of the area, meaning to kick a player’s ball out of the playing area, while shielding your ball from other players trying to do the same thing to you! Continue reading »
Tips and Tricks
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 »
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 »
First introduced by the Italian player Giovanni Roccotelli in the 1970s, the “Rabona” is a flashy way to pass, shoot, or cross the ball. It has become very popular now with players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. The rabona is also a dance step in the tango and adopted its name from soccer! Continue reading »