Drills

Free Dribbling

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 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 »

The Star

The Star drill instructs players to pay attention to their surroundings while dribbling through traffic.
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Tips and Tricks

The Basic Header

Being able to correctly head the ball in a soccer game is important since you can use it to pass or shoot.  Heading the ball incorrectly can give you a headache! Therefore, it is important to learn how to head the ball correctly at an early age. Continue reading »

Improving your weaker foot

Improving your weaker foot

All soccer players have a preferred foot they use for dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. It doesn’t mean that the other foot can’t do anything, but maybe it doesn’t do it as well as the preferred foot. So how do you improve your so called “weaker” foot? Continue reading »

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 »

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