Changing Direction With the First Touch

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity is a warm up activity working on changing direction with the first touch.

Start with a 30 x 30 grid (the size isn’t all that important and can be changed depending upon number of players.   Half the group is in there with balls and the other half are without (in the diagram below the yellow players have balls and the black don’t)


The yellow players dribble around and then will make a pass to a Continue reading

Supporting the Backs On Their First Touch

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity involves supporting the backs on their first touch.

To start, have a server with balls around midfield and a back near the top of the 18.  A midfielder is 10 yards in front of the back.

The server plays a ball into the back and the midfielder has to position himself to receive a Continue reading