Receiving Balls, Turning and Quick Touches

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Todays featured activity works on receiving balls, turning and quick touches.

A player starts in between 2 cones that are 6 yards apart. There is a server, with a ball, 10 yards away.

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The server plays a ball on the ground, directly to the player.

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The receiving player takes a first touch to the side with the inside of the foot, and then passes the ball back as soon as the ball gets outside the cone.

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The player quickly returns to the middle and then does the same thing in the other direction.

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This is done for a one minute period.

Next do the same thing but this time the first touch as to be with the outside of the foot.

Next do the same thing but this time the turn is from the front of the cone to the back so it makes a full 180.

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Next do the same thing but this time the first touch takes the player beyond the cone with the outside of the foot and then with the inside of the same foot he cuts the ball back inside the cone and then passes back.

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Do each of these activities for one minute at full speed and then rest for a minute.

There are many other options but this gives you a good idea of various ways to work on the first touch, quick turns and quick touches.

Have a great day!

Lawrence

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Receiving that Ball Under Pressure

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on hard passes, applying high pressure and receiving a ball under pressure and beating a defender.

Start with a 40 x 20 grid with a line 15 yards from one of the end line. There is a player on each end line and the one closest to the line in the middle has a ball.

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The player with the ball drives a Continue reading

Passing and Movement off the Ball

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing and movement off the ball.

This is a simple diamond passing activity. One player starts by himself, 3 players are opposite him, 15 yards away and there are cones on each side, 10 yards apart.. The first player in the line of 3 has a ball.

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The player with the ball passes to the Continue reading

Passing, Receiving, Quick Turns and Movement Off the Ball

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing, receiving, quick turns and movement off the ball.

Start with 2 lines of players 20 yards apart and one player in the middle. A ball starts with the first player in one of the lines.

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The player with the ball passes to the player in the Continue reading

Footwork, Fitness and Finishing

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter.  Today’s featured activity works on footwork, fitness and finishing.

Start with three balls lined up 5 yards apart beyond the top of the D and then 6 balls spread out around the top of the 18. There is a keeper in goal and a line of players beyond the last ball.

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The first player starts by sprinting to the first ball and Continue reading

Quick Passing and Receiving Warm-Up

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a quick passing and receiving activity to be used as a warm up.

Start with two lines of cones with each cone 3 yards from the next. The two lines are 5 yards apart. There are two players in this activity and one ball.

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The players are playing two touch and it starts with Continue reading