Soccer drills for all skills

  • 2 players walk along a row of pylons.
  • Play the ball between the pawns to each other. 
  • Preferably hit 1x. 
  • Execute both left and right.
  • Player 1 plays the ball to player 2. 
  • Behind player 2 is a defender. 
  • Player 2 turns left or right.
  • Same as above but player 2 bounces back on player 1 who turned right (or left) and sprints away. 
  • Player 1 passes the ball in his feet.

Duration: +-10 min

  • Execution: 
    • 1 ball per pair
    • Ball in the middle
    • Both players one step behind
    • Players move forward at the same time so that the foot comes next to the ball
    • With the other foot they kick the inside as hard as possible against the ball 
  • Number
    • 10 times 5x right
    •  5x left 
    • Then change partners
  • Coaching moment:   
    • Don't hold back dare to kick
    • Kick against the heart of the ball 
  • Ball in hand: 
    • Each time in front of the stick throw and catch ball.
    • Throw center to center along the short side.
    • Then third stick again the same as the first step.
  • Ball in foot: 
    • Tap ball with left before stick and control it after the stick.
    • Center pass along the short side.
    • Then third stick again the same as first step.
  • Coaches: 
    • 3 x stick yellow and 3 x stick red.
    • In the middle yellow and red next to each other. 
  • Walk over the field in 2 numbers. 
  • Both players hold one end of a rope (1.5 meters).
  • Once the attacker determines the pace and direction. 
  • As soon as the rope is released when it comes to tension, the attacker has a point. 
  • Defender may only hold the rope loosely.
  • Divide the amount of players among equal teams. 
  • For example 3 teams of 3 or 4 teams of 3. 
  • Give each team its own coloured jacket. 
  • These teams compete against each other in 1 field. 
  • The first team to score is one round ahead. 
  • All players jog in over the field (square)
  • Half the number of players has a ball
  • players with ball pass the ball to a player without ball (eye contact).
  • The players are not allowed to keep the ball with them for longer than 5 sec.

  • At the moment the trainer whistles (signal), all players without a ball sprint as fast as possible to the closest player who has a ball and try to take it away.
  • The player who has the ball should try to fence it off. (1:1 duel)
  • When the trainer blows the whistle again we switch back to jogging and passing!

Nice variant is when you have an odd number of players, the player who can't find a direct opponent gets a command (for example sprint over the width of the field).

  • Players face each other briefly in pairs.
  • On the ground between the two players lies a ball.
  • Trainer gives the commands: 
    • Head, 
    • chin, 
    • knees, 
    • feet, 
    • ears, 
    • BALL!
  • On the command BALL! the players must try to get the ball as fast as possible.
  • On the other commands they tap the corresponding body part

  • You can use this exercise if you want to work in positions with a defensive triangle.
  • You can apply variations where necessary and also change the distances.
  • This exercise has been given several times with youth teams as well as with the first teams.
  • As you can see in the picture we work on 2 sides.
  • Approximately the space from the 16m to the center line.
  • First player plays the ball diagonally, player B turns with the ball and plays it to C who performs a 1/2 with B. C plays the ball deep on D. It connects to the other group.
  • When A is past the zone the other group leaves.
  • Passing on A-B-C-D.
  • You can also replace player D by a goalkeeper.
  • You can do enough variations in this warm-up exercise. An extra 1/2 for player D. Or player B who moves on the pass of C and responds to D. And so on.
  • Let the exercise run for about 4 minutes before inserting a variation.
  • Always emphasize the forward rotation of B.
  • Take care of a short passing and a short acceleration after the pass at the end of the warming up.


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