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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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How Can I Practice Inside My House?

How Can I Practice Soccer Inside My House?

What are some thing I can do inside my house to improve my balance, speed, and skill?

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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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The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet Game

The Gauntlet is a game that trains endurance, dribbling, shielding, defensive skills, and 1v1 skills.

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Hot “Ball-tato”

Hot Potato

As you may have guessed from the name, this game is essentially “hot potato” played with a soccer ball. Hot “Ball-tato” (also sometimes known simply as “hot” or “hot soccer”) helps players train passing and receiving balls with pace.

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How Can A New Player Make The High School Team?

How Can A New Player Make The High School Team?

I’ve been playing soccer in my gym class, and I really like it. Now I’d like to try out for my high school team, but I have never played before

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10/10s, 20/20s

Improve player speed with 10/10s and 20/20s

Here is an easy to coach exercise that you can use to help players improve their endurance. It can be performed in virtually any space with virtually any number of players.

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Snatch

Snatch is a practice game that trains: passing, receiving, dribbling, shielding, aggressiveness, decision making, and communication.

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Clean Your Yard

  Clean Your Yard is a game that trains kicking and endurance.

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