Drills

Ball Traps

Ball Traps Soccer Diagram

Keeping possession of the ball is very important in the game of soccer. In order to do that, players must learn how to trap the ball. This drill, which can be used for all ages, provides plenty of repetition in order to learn various ball traps. Continue reading »

Wickets

Wickets Soccer Drill

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 »

Soccer Tennis

Soccer Tennis Soccer Drill

Soccer Tennis is a fun and exciting game for all ages that can help develop touch on the ball, anticipation and foresight of the next play, creativity, and communication. The game is a mix of tennis and volleyball but without the use of racquets! Continue reading »

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Tips and Tricks

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 »

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 »

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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