Free soccer drills that will coach your players vital skills to become good soccer players. This game is called the Flintstones.
Take a look at the diagram below. The players will be split up equally into the four corners as shown with soccer balls placed in the center.
This drill is a competition of speed and accurate dribbling. The four seperate teams from each corner will compete to get the most soccer balls back to their homes. Tell them that they are the Flintstones and they need rocks to build their homes stronger (which will be the balls).
***Free soccer drills that are fun, easy to coach... and well yes, FREE!***
On your command one person from each corner will run toward the center, collect a soccer ball and dribble it back to their starting point. Once all of the soccer balls have been collected count up the amount of balls and award a point to the team with the most.
The next game is the same but this time the players will dribble the ball into the middle, one at a time from each corner, and run back to their starting point until all the balls are back in the center.
***There are so many variations to this game and I will show you a few next - lets keep these soccer drills educational too!***
Next, the players should do the same as the first game, however, this time when they collect a ball they must do the drag back turn. Demonstrate this turn with them.
"foot on top of the ball, roll the ball behind you, turn and follow the ball".
Keep playing this game throughout the season until you have covered many new turns such as the inside hook, outside hook, cruyff turn and step-over to name a few.
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Soccer Skills and Turns - click here!
A nice little way to end this game is by having a free-for-all collect and return game.
All the players run off at once to collect a soccer ball (only one at a time) and take it back to their starting point. They must keep going to others 'houses' to steal a ball and take it back to their own home.
The players are not allowed to take a ball that is being dribbled nor can they protect their own balls from being stolen.
-> Make sure the kids use little touches and demonstrate what happens if you kick the ball too far in a game.
-> Make sure the kids use the inside and outside of their feet whilst dribbling - not their toes.
-> Demonstrate every turn that you use and show the players how this could work in a game situation.
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