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Over the 12+ years that SoccerClub has been published, we have collected a good set of drills. Rather than try to build a fancy search database, it was decided that we would plug these into their own blog entries and let users search them using the search box at the top.
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The drill or I call a functional practice is actually called the "Four Goal Game". The main purpose is switching play from one side of the field to the other. If a player with the ball is prevented from moving forward, then he / she should turn with the ball with the objective of passing back to supporting players or by finding players who are in a better position to penetrate weaker areas of the field (preferably 2 v 1… Continue
Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:36am — 1 Comment
Field between 30 X 30 yard and 50 X 50. Split team/group in half (preferred) or thirds. Use 4 goals about 10 yds from the corner.
- Team scores by passing through the goals to a teammate. Any goal. There is no our and their goal.
- A team can't score consecutively at the same goal.
- Scores can go through the goal from either direction, just make sure the pass is received and controlled to count.
- Possession changes… Continue
Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:35am — 1 Comment
I picked up a drill from another coach and thought it was pretty good. I used it this season to begin the season for my U8 team and it went very well. It's pretty simple, but you get 3 skills involved in one drill. The throw-in, trapping the ball, and dribbling.
You begin by having about half your kids along a sideline and half at a cone at about 10 o'clock about 8/10 yards away. Basically set up a triangle. Have the kids do a running throw-in from the sideline towards an imaginary… Continue
Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:33am — 3 Comments
Duration - 20 minutes; # of players - 12-16 (older); Goalies - Yes
Form a large circle of players about 5 yards apart. Every player is given a number that is exclusive to him/her. Start with the ball at player # 1. Player # 1 passes to player # 2 passes to player # 3 passes to player # 4 and so on. At this stage the ball simply travels around the circle until it reaches the last player who then passes the ball back to player # 1. Keep the ball moving around the circle, this is… Continue
Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:32am — 1 Comment
Here are some notes from the 1993 national coaches convention. I believe the session was put on by Robby and Michele Akers Stohl
LEGEND: A - Attacker; S - Server; D - Defender; W - Wing server; M - Midfielder; NP - Near Post; FP - Far Post; GK - Goalkeeper
-- A runs hard diagonal to NP
-- S passes from about the 6 on the goal line (try to hit A at the NP about 2-4 yards from goalline
-- A shoots 1-touch
-- technique--redirect ball to FP… Continue
Posted on October 25, 2008 at 12:24am — 1 Comment