Soccer drill session to get players moving to the ball to receive. Coaching your young soccer (football) players to move to the ball, prior to receiving, it makes it harder for the ball to be intercepted and creates space, allowing the player more time to control and pass. Accelerating into space.
The players are divided in four lines that form a square, with one player starting in the middle of the square. Two soccer balls are needed. Give one of the two balls to each of the two lines that are on the same side of the square. Decide on set time for each round.
Receiving and playing a pass on the half turn Soccer drill. Purpose: The purpose of these soccer drills for passing and moving is to help players feel more comfortable receiving the ball on the half-turn under pressure. Set up: 15 x 20 yard area; 1 soccer ball; 4 attackers (2 on the outside and 2 in the middles) 2 Defenders in the middle; 2 goals; Instructions:
This game teaches defenders how to legally use their shoulder to push an opponent off the ball, which is called a "Shoulder Tackle" (and also called a "Shoulder Charge") and it also teaches players how to avoid being pushed off the ball while dribbling (which is called "Strength on the Ball").
One player will start with the soccer in their hands, the other player will run towards that player and tap the soccer ball. The player with the ball will then throw a high looping ball in the air that is behind the player and they must track back and header the soccer ball back towards the player who start with the ball.
Aggressive Soccer Drill. Aggressive Soccer Drill. (This soccer drill teaches players how to be aggressive about winning the ball and how not to get pushed off the ball when they are dribbling. It also teaches a legal Shoulder Tackle, challenging for the ball to slow the attack, stealing the ball, strength on the ball to maintain possession while dribbling, shielding the ball to maintain possession when challenged and aggressive play, U8, U10, U12, U14 to Adult)
Checking to while receiving the ball is tough because you are going to the ball, while the ball is coming to you. This means the play happens fast and your touch has to be extra soft. Checking away is hard because by the time you get the ball your a little tired.
Set up your area with 2 goals opposite each other on each 10 yard line. In this soccer drill the player crossing the ball will not be put under pressure with the main focus of the being on the striker. Create your teams of 2 with one of the players crossing the ball and the other plays in the middle.