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FUN SOCCER WARM UP DRILLS

Fun Soccer Warm Up DrillsFun Soccer Warm Up Drills

FUN SOCCER WARM UP DRILLS
PASS AND MOVE

Fun soccer warm up drills aimed for players to break a sweat through passing and running.

This is one of the easiest warm up passing drills that can be set up, and started in minutes.

  • Split the players up into groups of 4, with 1 soccer ball per group.
  • Split the 4 players into groups of two, and instruct them to stand in a straight line with 10 – 15 m/yd of distance in between the players.
  • 2 players should stand one behind another with the player in front having the possession of the soccer ball (1 soccer ball per 4 players).
  • Goal for this soccer warm up exercise is to pass the soccer ball to the teammate on the opposite side, and follow his/her pass, running behind the player on the opposite side.
  • Encourage players to strike the soccer ball with the inside of their foot, using the correct passing technique (locking the ankle and pointing toes up) for a firm pass on the ground.

COACHING POINT

  • Coaches should watch, and get involved in players development, by pointing out mistakes and wrong technique that is especially easy to correct when working with younger soccer players.
  • Goal is to have players perform the drill correctly, so it will look like clockwork, with passes and players running behind each other, and just enough time to catch a breath before doing  it again.
  • Players struggling to use the proper technique need to slow down, and focus on slow execution and body movement for muscles to remember. Constant repetition of correct technique at a slower pace will allow muscle memory to pick up the correct body movement so that it can be applied at a faster pace…. just SLOW down and get the technique before trying to perform any drill at higher speeds.
  • The whole point of this drill is to get the movement and passes correctly so that a flow is created and the drill can be used to its fullest potential. It may take a little time to teach young players this pre game soccer warm up drill, and as they spend the time learning how to do this drill, they will work on building a positive habit in passing and moving into space.

MODIFICATIONS

  • Allow players to trap the ball, by cushioning it, and then passing it back to next player.
  • Have the player’s increase the tempo of passing and running… maybe do 3 minute sessions with 1 minute at 50% pace, second minute at 75% pace and the final minute at game pace 100%.
  • Instruct the players to use different parts of their foot when passing the soccer ball.
  • Pass the ball midair (knee level preferably), for an aerial trap, and pass back in the midair.
  • Use your imagination and come up with different ways to modify this, or any other drill into a fun soccer warm up drill.

TRAIN HARDER,
TRAIN SMARTER,
PLAY BETTER!

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