Drills

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 »

The Froggy

The diving header can be very difficult to master. The Froggy is a great drill to use for teaching how to do diving headers. However, before learning diving headers, make sure players have a good understanding of the basics in heading the ball. Continue reading »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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