Soccer training exercises this week mix cardio, ball control, and strength training.
Repetition develops players skills with the soccer ball.
All the soccer training exercises are done at home, in a small space, and on a puzzle exercise mat 6 Ft x 3 Ft.
I firmly believe that young players build and develop skills in a small space a lot more than a big field. Proof lies in the early playing days for many of the past and present soccer legends.
Greatest players that we watch on TV grew up playing street style soccer with rocks for goalposts. Small space requires fast thinking, control with intention, and quick decisions to get out of tight spaces. Less space leads to more touches with the soccer ball, and playing out of both attacking and defending situations.
This week's soccer training exercises are planned to get the maximum number of touches with the soccer ball while incorporating agility, speed, and strength training.
Soccer training exercises take 30 - 45 minutes to complete.
The first stage of training is stretching and raising the heart rate with cardio soccer training exercises.
The second stage is getting more familiar with the soccer ball. Here I use soccer training exercises to maximize touches with the soccer ball. Messing up while doing the soccer drill still ads another touch, even though its the contact that caused a loss of control.
The third stage follows with different soccer training exercises to improve strength. Focus on the correct technique, not speed. When the training is complete, I take another 5 - 10 minutes to breathe—deep breaths in through the nose and out the mouth.
The first stage of training today starts with stretching for 5-10 minutes, before beginning soccer training exercises to get my heart rate up and work on footwork.
The second stage of training is all about getting lots of touches with the soccer ball. Getting tired leads to mistakes, but I am focused on the maximum number of contacts with the soccer ball. If I make a mistake, I do not stop to dwell on it but keep going until the time runs out.
The third and final stage focuses on building strength. Soccer training exercises focus on the upper body, lower body, and core strength training. Get tired and keep pushing both body and mental limits.
I hope you find this soccer training useful. Just like anything in life, reading or watching me workout will not improve your skills.
Only hard work, repetition, and resilience to keep training is the key to improving soccer skills. Motivation passes, planning and structure is the best way to keep training.