Wickets is a simple and fun warm-up activity. It is primarily used for younger players, but can also be used for any age group. Continue reading »
Developing foot speed with a ball is important for soccer players. A player who can run fast is great, but a player who can run fast with a ball at his/her feet while keeping control is better! It is best to start this at a young age so they can better develop this skill over time. Continue reading »
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
The Cruyff is a great drag back move that leaves the opponent wondering where you went! Named after the famous Johan Cruyff who played for Ajax and the Netherlands, it involves balance a bit of good acting. In this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »
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 »
The Heel Toe Cut can be used to deceive an opponent by changing direction. It involves balance and quick feet. It’s best used when standing still or slightly jogging. In this article, we’ll provide step by step instructions as well as a video example. Continue reading »