A fun skill enhancement exercise which stresses repetition at speed, as well as some conditioning.
|Equipment Needed||Organization||Coaching Tips|
|-Ball for half of the players-10-20 cones
( two sets of 5 cones placed about 2 feet apart)
|-Split players in half. (18 total for this example)-First group (1-9 above) line up with soccer balls at feet diagonally about 8-10 yards apart (total of about 40-50 yards) and 10-15 yard across.
-Second group players hop over 1st set of cones on one foot, then sprint to 1, who gives a pass. Players must one-touch back, turn quickly, sprint to 2 and repeat. Pass from server should be just as player turns, so pass is about 5-8 yards long.
-Repeat all the way through. After 9, players then small sidesteps through 2nd set of cones as fast as he can.
-player jogs back to start and begins next set.
-Does 5 various versions below and then switch players
-Switch and repeat about 4-5 times.
|-Stress speed, but focus on perfect execution of skill-Have 2nd player start after 1st player gets through 1st set of cones.
– Keep on players tomaintain focus even when starting to slow down
-Be creative in what you do.
|Jumps (1st or 3rd set of cones)one foot, two feet together, side-to-side,high jumps-knees straight, backward, high jump-head away, etc
With server (1-9) served with either feet or hands
1-touch, 2-touch, jump high-head low, chest & pass back, juggle on head twice and pass back, 1-touch and roll, 1-touch and 360 turn, juggle on thigh twice and pass back, volley back with laces, outside of foot pass back, etc.
Steps (1st or 3rd set of cones)
side-to-side quick small steps, knee highs, each foot far to the side over cone, side-to-side quick steps backward, etc.