Drills

Pass and Receive

Pass and Receive Soccer Drill

Passing and receiving happens all the time in a game of soccer. So knowing how to do it successfully is important. This is a simple drill suitable for younger players but can be altered for older players as well. Continue reading »

Free Dribbling

Free Dribbling Soccer Drill

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 »

Goalkeeper Training

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 »

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Tips and Tricks

The Basic Header

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 »

The Basic Pass

Basic Pass Diagram 2

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

Maradona/Zidane Step 1

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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