SOCCER WARM UP DRILLS U12

Soccer Warm Up Drills U12

SOCCER WARM UP DRILLS U12
WITH THE SOCCER BALL

This is a great soccer warm up drill for the player’s technical skills and agility, while at the same time warming up the body’s core temperature.

This drill should be done at a game like pace with the players focusing on the correct technique at higher speeds… if the players start making mistakes, SLOW the pace down.

Players will sometimes make this drill look sloppy when doing it, and the best practice when making mistakes is to SLOW DOWN the PACE to an acceptable speed where the drills are performed like clockwork.

WARM UP SOCCER DRILLS U12, U10 - SET UP

  • Create a grid that has 2 cones about 20 meters/yards apart.
  • Place the 3rd cone right in the center of these 2 cones at a slight angle outside… this will also be the starting point for players.
  • Next, take 5 – 7 cones and place them in a straight line about 1 meter/yard apart as seen in the picture (about 10 meters/yards from the players starting point).
  • Instruct players to pick up a soccer ball and get behind the starting cone.

WARM UP SOCCER DRILLS U12, U14 - INSTRUCTIONS

  • Coach will always want to demonstrate any soccer drill, especially when doing the drill for the first time.
  • First player in line will start dribbling the soccer ball up and around the cone, coming back to 5 – 7 cone line.
  • Keeping control of the soccer ball, player will want to dribble the ball in a zig zag motion through these 5 - 7 cones.
  • Finish the drill by dribbling the soccer ball all the way around the last cone, and bringing the ball to the back of the line.

This soccer drill can also be done without the soccer ball.

  • When there is no soccer ball, players will run to the first cone and around it at a 50% pace, than the 5 – 7 cone line can be used to perform an activity like High Knees, Side Stepping, Zig Zag Run, Butt Kicks, Karaoke, Quick Feet, Accelerated Run, Knee to Chest Jumps etc...
  • Once done with the activity, players will finish with an explosive 100% run to the last cone and around it to the back of the line.

SOCCER COACHING POINTS

  • Next player in line should start this drill as soon as the player in front of him/her reaches the 5 – 7 cone line.
  • Have players use only their weaker foot to control the soccer ball.
  • Instead of having the players simply dribble the ball around the first and last cone, have them be free to use any move to dribble past the cone… having a coach or parent standing instead of the two cones is a great way to motivate players to get creative in order to get around them.

TRAIN HARDER,
TRAIN SMARTER,
PLAY BETTER!

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