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All Blog Posts Tagged 'attack' (4)

THROW-IN, TRAP and DRIBBLE

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

Added by SoccerClub Drills Archive on October 25, 2008 at 12:33am — 3 Comments

FOUR CORNERS - DRIBBLING AND VISION

Have players form 4 lines each at one corner of a 30x30 or 40x40 square. The first player in each line has a ball. On the coach's signal the first player dribbles diagonally across the square to the other side. Ideally, players will meet somewhere in the middle of the square and if they don't keep their eyes up, they will run into each other. After passing the middle players continue on to the opposite corner where they give a short pass to the next player. Then all 4 of those players go. If… Continue

Added by SoccerClub Drills Archive on October 25, 2008 at 12:22am — 1 Comment

MOVING THE BALL -- OFF THE BALL

I already use a "drill" for moving to the ball and I'll share it (I'm sure some of you have used it):



4 players, 2 balls, 2 cones.





A.    pass<- C   D ->pass   .B







Players A and B are at the cones with the balls. Players C and D show for the ball and then receive a pass and pass it back. Then, they run across and receive a pass from the other passer (i.e. C starts with A, then goes to B, back to A, etc.) Do this for a bit and… Continue

Added by SoccerClub Drills Archive on October 25, 2008 at 12:14am — 2 Comments

SHIELDING

Here's How To Chart It









Warmup

In a circle dribbling around the coach the ball is always on the outside foot AWAY from the coach.. Change direction with a chop, outside of foot turn, etc. always AWAY from the opponent. In this case the coach in the center.



Free Play

No instructions.



In pairs keep the ball away from a partner. Change every thirty seconds. Don't worry about resting. They will stop. Just keep circulating and… Continue

Added by SoccerClub Drills Archive on October 25, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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