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 »

Goalkeeper Training

Many could argue that the goalkeeper is one of the most difficult positions on the soccer field. A goalkeeper’s fitness, endurance, and reflexes are tested every game. To prepare for that, they need some intense training. Here’s a typical goalkeeper practice for the Men’s U.S. National Team. Continue reading »

1 v 1 v 1

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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Tips and Tricks

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 »

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: Maradona/Zidane Turn

This trick was made famous by both Diego Maradona of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France. It’s a spin type turn that allows you to avoid an opponent while changing direction quickly. With this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »

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