Free soccer drills can give a proper impetus to your training sessions. You must always watch your players, to ensure that they use the proper techniques, even when they perform their warm ups or play practice games. The last thing you want to be stuck with is problems with the back or neck.
Here are some interesting drills that you can use during your training soccer lessons:
- Fun Drill
You will need two cones. Place them about ten meters apart. Divide your players into five groups. Then position the first player in these groups, to stand in a line forming a right angle in relation to the first cone.
The players must have a distance of arms length between them. What you should see is five different lines, with the first player all set to start the drill. The idea is to make each of these players run from one cone to the other, at their best pace, developing in them the ability for speed.
- Doing The Drill
Here comes the fun part. They do not just run with their feet – introduce variations, so that the players in the group starting the drill wait on their bellies. The moment you give the signal to start, they should get up and run the ten meters to the second cone.
While they are on their way, the next group of players will wait on their bellies. After all groups complete their turns, you can begin the drill again from cone two to one, with the same groups. The next soccer drill can be with another variation of the starting position from cone one to two and then from cone two to one.
For your young players, you can have them repeat these drills around five to eight times; depending on what you think is appropriate. If you have older players, say about fifteen years and older, they can handle from ten to fifteen repetitions of this drill.
These free soccer drills is very useful for keeping fit and the players usually enjoy it. The main reason is that, the running distance is very short and they focus on how you instruct them to start. It develops the ability for quickly recovering from one position to another. As a fitness soccer training drill, this one can take any number of variations and I am sure, your young players will come up with several ideas of their own.