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Practice Games

Transition Game Practice

Transition Practice

This practice game helps teams train their attacking, defending, heading, passing, and transition skills.

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Goal Keeper Scramble

Goal Keeper Scramble

Goal Keeper Scramble is a fun game that helps goal keepers conditioning and helps them train their reaction to balls, aggressiveness, covering of balls.

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Fish In A Barrel

Fish In A Barrel Practice Game

Fish in a Barrel is a practice game that helps players improve their passing and kicking skills.

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Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

Myth: Drills Are Boring, Practice Games Are Fun

I found this tidbit on a now defunct soccer blog, and I wanted to preserve it. Basically he is making the argument that it’s not true that practices should utilize games not drills.

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Follow Your Shot

Follow Your Shot Practice Game

The Follow Your Shot game is a fun shooting game that also helps players remember to follow their shots to capitalize on rebounds.

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3v3v3 (or 4v4v4)

3v3v3 Practice Game

3v3v3 is a small-sided game, that forces players to think about both attacking and defending at the same time.

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How Can I Practice My Defensive Skills?

How Can I Practice My Defensive Skills

I play defender, and I have tryouts next week. Can you give me some drills/tips for my position that I can do without a lot of help or equipment

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Dots (Intermediate)

Dots Game (Intermediate)

This game trains awareness, foot-eye coordination, and kicking. Once players have mastered the beginner “Dots” game, you can begin this progression. Remember it’s also useful for players to revisit these fundamentals even after they’ve gained experience with the skills.

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Dots (Beginner)

Dots Practice Game

Dots is a practice game that trains foot-eye coordination and kicking skills. This beginner progression is great for new players, but can also be useful for experienced players looking to practice their form.

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Basic Shielding

Basic Shielding

Here is a good exercise to help players practice shielding once you’ve taught them the basic technique.

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