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All Blog Posts Tagged 'youth' (3)

FIELD VISION GAME 1

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.

Scoring:

- 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

Added by SoccerClub Drills Archive on October 25, 2008 at 12:35am — 1 Comment

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

YOUTH FINISHING DRILL

One of the keys elements of finishing is accuracy. Power is nice, but it's a distant second in priority. In the past, I have always stressed the need for shooting with the instep. Though, I don't want to downgrade the importance of this technique, I am starting to believe it is more meaningful to emphasize first and foremost accuracy by "passing" the ball into the goal. Power can be trained later after the player understands a slow roller into the goal is worth more than a rocket shot not on… Continue

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

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