Drills

Knock Out

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 »

Power Finesse

Power Finesse is a great drill that includes both players and goalkeepers. It helps players with first touch power shots and close up finesse shots. It helps goalkeepers with cutting down angles and limiting rebound opportunities. Continue reading »

Wickets

Wickets is a simple and fun warm-up activity. It is primarily used for younger players, but can also be used for any age group. Continue reading »

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Tips and Tricks

Soccer Tricks: The Step Over

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 Rabona

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 »

Soccer Tricks: Inside Inside Outside

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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