Kids soccer training session adding 1000's of touches and different movements with and without the soccer ball. Kids soccer training sessions start with several familiar soccer drills.
After the initial 5 - 10 minute warm-up time, players take 10 minutes shooting on goal with me (Coach) playing the goalkeeper.
Every player finds shooting to be the most fun part of soccer training, so I start my kids soccer training session with shooting right after the warm-up.
The first stage of training covers juggling the soccer ball for 5-10 minutes, followed by some airball trapping techniques with the ball, and finishing with 90 seconds of touches using right, left, and both feet to control the soccer ball.
During this kids soccer training session, I use cones to set up a grid for multiple exercises. Cone setup is straightforward, utilizing cones to make a straight line on one side and zig-zag cone formation on the other side.
I use these cones for several different soccer drills with and without the soccer ball focusing on agility, speed, footwork, and ball control.
Sports equipment makes a difference in training because young players enjoy seeing the gear they see professional players using in practice. In this kids soccer training session, I bring out the hurdles and colored cones to work on reaction, agility, speed, and coordination. Eventually, I will add the soccer ball and competition to the training exercise.
Players run the hurdles and wait for me to yell out the color. Players react by running towards the color I call out. I like to switch the colors several times, so the players respond quickly and run towards different colors during the same exercise. Next, I introduce sideways movement to work on lateral movement and reaction speed. Finally, I present the soccer ball, and players compete 1v1 to score a goal.
Kids soccer training session finishes with strength-building exercises. Strength soccer training typically includes planks and push-ups before playing a pickup soccer game to complete the training session.