Drills

World Cup

World Cup, also known as Cuppy, is a fun game that can be set up as either an end of practice treat or a real drill. This drill focuses on teamwork, quick thinking, finding space, and passing and shooting at the right time. Continue reading »

Shark Attack

No, it’s not Shark Week on the Discovery Channel! This is a fun soccer game for the youngsters! The object of the game is for players to dribble from one side of the ocean to the other without getting caught by the sharks! Continue reading »

The Gauntlet

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 »

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Tips and Tricks

The Basic Pass

In order to correctly perform a pass, you will need to keep two things in mind: the positioning of your body around the ball and the formation of your foot, leg and ankle. To position your body correctly, you will need to know your kicking foot. This is usually the same side as the hand you write with, but that may not always be the case. For our purposes, let’s use the example of a right-footed kicker. Continue reading »

Soccer Tricks: The Drag Back

The Drag Back is a popular soccer trick which can be used to quickly change direction and avoid an opponent. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

The Basic Shot

If you have already read about The Basic Pass, you are more than halfway there to making a proper shot. You already know the body positioning over the ball and the leg movement to address the ball. Now you just need to learn how the angle of your ankle needs to adjust to strike the ball. Continue reading »

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