Many drills are orientated towards the full team practice style of work. There are many individual drills that often get overlooked and there value is not appreciated. Let’s look back at a player’s beginning when they first started. Most players remember getting that first soccer ball, it was that free one with the giant advertisement covering it, or it was the best color available at the sports store. Then they set up in the back yard making memories with individual drills as they scored against the fence time and time again.
How do we increase efficiency and get the most out of every minute of Drills?
1. Touches Matter:
The more we get players/athletes touching the ball, the better. Incorporate passing and dribbling to set up the actual drill you are running. A drill designed to get some goalie work can incorporate passing and dribbling, so now we have three players outside the goalie getting work. An example would be a pass & shoot combo drill, any variation, but the kicker is the two setting up the drill. So we have 2 working the drill with the goalie, and two working a retrieving drill, i.e. be behind the goal and they dribble the ball back to set up the pass & shoot combo. This is a way to get more kids working on skills, running around, and getting more touches.
Soccer coaching for a group of children calls for pedagogic skills. Some tips and rules have to be followed to achieve cohesion in your roster. With the satisfaction of your students, contentment of parents is imminent. This all adds to the success formula in soccer coaching:
The overall pleasure of all parties involved (coach + players + parents) equals a great soccer team.
The following soccer coaching tips should serve as a good starting point:
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