kick a ball correctly
5 - 10 minutes. Activity level - increasing. Space: General. 1 - 2
Players per group.
A good warm up for coaching sessions dealing with
instep passing and/or shooting. Start with players sitting down and kicking the football out of their
hands. Look for good technique - ankle locked, toe pointed, strike ball
with laces, plant foot facing target, leaning forward, no spin on ball,
In pairs, players make instep passes back
20 - 25 Minutes. Activity level: Medium progression to high. Space:
Defined space "smaller". 3 - 5 players per group.
Two squares are set up with two players
in each square who are teammates. The more skilful the players, the
smaller the squares are and the further apart they. are. The game starts
when one team kicks the ball into the others' square. The receiving team
must control the ball without it going outside of their square. Each
player is allowed to play the ball with one touch. The team has 3 touches
to get the ball into their opponents square. The ball may not stop at any
time. Play stops when a shot misses the other teams grid or is not
controlled. Decide beforehand how high a ball may be played to be
30 Minutes plus. Activity level: High. Space: Defined for the game =
larger space. 7 - 11 players per team.
Two teams, each player is designated a
number. The coach calls out the numbers of the players. These players then
run out from the endline to play the game. The coach serves balls from the
sideline if the ball goes out of bounds or into a goal. Each group should
play for a minute and a half of continuous action. Players waiting to come
on should return loose balls to the coach, or act as "support" players,
returning passes back to the team who made them. The number of players
playing at one time depends on the coach's objectives. This game is best
played 2 v. 2 or 3 v. 3.
Three teams of 4 (A, B, C) and two
keepers (X, Y). Team A attacks against keeper Y. If
they score, they then quickly try to attack keeper X. At this time,
team B leaves the field and takes the place of team C who were the
supporting players on the endlines, supporting both teams. The supporting
players support for both teams and can move along the end line. The are
limited to one touch one the ball. Have an ample a supply of balls ready
in each net.
Start with two teams of equal number.
Each team has 3 goals to defend and attack. Each team has one keeper who
must defend all 3 goals. Play regular soccer rules.
Player 1 starts in goal. Player
A dribbles at speed to cone, stops the ball and shoots with the next
step. After the shot, player A runs to become the new keeper
waiting for player 2 to shoot. Player 1 gets ball and goes
back to his side.
Same game as before but the shooter must
strike the ball before the cone and on the move.
Player A now dribbles directly
between cone markers simulating a defender (cones about one step apart).
Player chops ball to either side and shoots ball back to far post.