#### Game 1 – “Spiderman” Coach – 5 minutes

**Setup**

- Each player has a ball
- The coach holds a training vest

Everything you need to know to have fun parent-coaching soccer

**Setup**

- Each player has a ball
- The coach holds a training vest

**Setup**

- Create 2 small bases in 2 opposing corners of your field
- You can just put a cone in front of the corner of your field to create a base

- Put 2 balls in the center of the field
- Split players into 2 teams
- Each team lines up in the opposing corners, off of the field
- 1st player in each line steps into the base

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Dribble the ball anywhere within the field of play, using
**only your feet**- Remind players that they can use any part of their foot

**After 1 minute**, ask the players to use**just the inside of their feet**to dribble,**for about 20 seconds****After another minute**, ask the players to use**just the bottom of their feet**to dribble (roll the ball over),**for about 20 seconds****Repeat the just the inside and just the bottom of the feet**one more time, about a minute apart for 20 seconds each- Use the entire space
- Do not let players bunch up

**Keep the ball close**while dribbling- Can the players run and keep the ball under control
- Players who are walking should be urged to run
- Players who are running too fast should be urged to slow down in order to stay under control

- Players line up on one of the long (40 steps) sidelines
- You are on the opposite sideline
- Game: Call out a color light
- Green light: they run and dribble towards you
- Yellow light: they walk and dribble towards you
- Red light: they stop the ball with the bottom of their foot – the sooner the better (Remember the HINT from the previous drill: keep the ball close to you)
- Disco light: they stop and give you their best dance moves

- If players advance too fast because they are not under control, send them back to their last spot
- There are no winners for reaching the opposite sideline first, everyone goes at their own pace

Same as “Lights” except:

- Every time you call “
**Green**Light”**or**“**Yellow**Light”**also call out either “Inside” or “Bottom” of the foot**for players to dribble using only that part of the foot

- Set 2 lines of 5 cones
- About 3 steps of space between the cones

- Half of the players line up behind the first cone on one line, and half line up behind the first cone in the other line
- Each player has a ball

- Players dribble, one at a time,
**staying to the right**of the cones going up the line, and again to the right coming back down the line - When a player gets to the last cone of the line, the next player in line goes
- When a player gets back to the beginning cone, the player goes to the back of the line

**Game 3 **–** Relay – 5 Minutes**

Same as Drill 2 above, **except: **

- There is only
**one ball**per team - The player has to complete the whole loop and dribble to their teammate who goes next
- In
**2 minutes**, how many “segments” can a team complete- A segment is a player dribbling all the way up, and then all the way down, the cones

- Take
**a minute**to reiterate**dribbling technique**- Use any part of the foot
- Keep the ball close to you

- In the
**remaining 2 minutes**, how many “segments” can a team complete

**Drill 3 – 5 Minutes**

Same as Drill 2, **except: **

- The players slalom through the cones on the way up
- The next player goes once the player in front reaches the last cone

- The players run to the back of their line on the outside of the cones

**Game 4 **–** Slalom Relay – 5 Minutes**

Same as Game 3, **except: **

- In 2 minutes, how many segments can a team complete while slaloming through the cones up, and dribbling the ball on the outside of the cones to their teammate who goes next
- Take a minute to remind the players to use the
**inside part of their outside foot**(so inside of the left foot when the ball should go to the right and vice versa) to manipulate the ball back through the cones - In the remaining 2 minutes, how many segments can a team complete…

**Drill 4**** – 5 Minutes**

Same as Drill 3, **except: **

- The players use the bottom of their foot to roll the ball over through the cones
- Use the bottom of the right foot to roll the ball over to the left side of the cones
- Use the bottom of the left foot to roll the ball over to the right side of the cones

**Game 5 **–** Roll Over Relay – 5 Minutes**

Same as Game 4, **except: **

- Players roll the ball over with the bottom of their foot rather than using the inside of their foot to slalom through the cones

**Setup**

- Extend the distance between the cones
**from 3 steps to 6 steps** **Pair up**the players- Each pair has
**one ball**between them - Each pair has
**2 cones**it will use**as a goal**- One player goes on one side of that goal
- The other player goes on the other side of the goal

- The players should be roughly
**7 steps apart**from each other

**TEACH PASSING TECHNIQUE – 5 Minutes with Setup**

- Take two steps to approach the ball
- Not straight on, but with a little bit of a curve in the approach

- Plant the non-kicking foot next to, and a little bit behind, the ball in the direction in which you want the ball to go in
- Lock the ankle of your kicking foot, so it is sturdy with the toes pointing slightly up
- Use the inside of your foot to kick the ball in the center
- Follow through with your kicking foot so it comes off of the ground, about shin high

**Drill 5 – 5 Minutes**

- Players, who are about 7 steps apart, pass the ball to each other through the goal, about 6 steps wide
- Force players to stop the ball before they pass it back
- At least two touches, no one-touch passing that will result in no control

- Force players to stop the ball before they pass it back

**Game 6 – 5 Minutes**

Same as Drill 5 above, **except: **

- In
**2 minutes**, how many goals can a pair score - Take a minute to reiterate passing technique and remind players they have to take at least 2 touches
- In the remaining 2 minutes, how many goals can a pair score

**1,2,3 Go “team name”!**

- Each player has a ball
- Set down cones to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players – larger if more players
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)
- Set cones every ten steps

- Do not set up any goals
- If there are goals, players will shoot on them and not listen to you

- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it

- Dribble the ball anywhere within the field of play, using
**only your feet**- Remind players that they can use any part of their foot

- Use the entire space
- Do not let players bunch up

**Keep the ball close**while dribbling- Can the players run and keep the ball under control
- Players who are walking should be urged to run
- Players who are running too fast should be urged to slow down in order to stay under control

- Players line up on one of the long (40 steps) sidelines
- You are on the opposite sideline
- Game: Call out a color light
- Green light: they run and dribble towards you
- Yellow light: they walk and dribble towards you
- Red light: they stop the ball with the bottom of their foot – the sooner the better (Remember the HINT from the previous drill: keep the ball close to you)
- Disco light: they stop and give you their best dance moves

- If players advance too fast because they are not under control, send them back to their last spot
- There are no winners for reaching the opposite sideline first, everyone goes at their own pace

- After players reach the opposite sideline, you go to the other side and do it again

- Use cones to set up
**two circles**within the field of play- Send half of the team to one circle and half of the team to the other circle
- You will use these two circles for the rest of the practice

- Dribble around the outside of the circle
- Everyone goes in the same direction

- Every minute or so, switch which direction you are dribbling in

- Remind players to
**keep the ball close**to them so they can control where it goes - One player at a time on each circle
- The other players line up inside the circle to wait their turn

- Dribble around the circle once
- When finished, a teammate takes the ball and does the same

- Once everyone is done going around once, do it again, going the other way
- Repeat two or three times

- Same as Drill 2, except players now slalom through the cones
- If you go to the right of the first cone, go to the left of the next cone

- Same as Game 2, except the players now slalom through the cones

- Objective: Dribble a ball back to your base after completing a dribbling challenge around the circle
- Setup
- Put a couple of cones down to create a base in two opposing corners of the field
- Half of the team lines up behind one base, the other half lines up behind the other base

- Put all of the balls in the two circles
- Number of balls in a circle = Number of players in the corresponding base

- 2 players go at a time, starting from their bases in opposing corners of the field
- The players are not competing to beat the other player, but to complete the challenge
- The rest of the players line up behind their base and wait their turn

- The players are not competing to beat the other player, but to complete the challenge

- Put a couple of cones down to create a base in two opposing corners of the field
- When you say “Go!” the players run to the balls and dribble them by slaloming around the circle
- After getting around the circle, the player dribbles the ball back to the base
- The next 2 players go
- When everyone has completed the challenge, do it again but this time dribble in the other direction

- Dribble inside the circle
- Less space requires more effort to control the ball

- Teach the players to “shield” the ball
- Put your body between the ball and the opponent trying to steal the ball
- Keep the ball close enough to you to control it but far enough from the opponent to steal it

- Put your body between the ball and the opponent trying to steal the ball
- Interchangeably call out “dribble” or “shield”
- “Dribble” – players will continue to dribble inside the circle
- “Shield” – players will stop the ball with the bottom of their foot and put their body between the ball and an “imaginary opponent”

- Recruit two “cookie monsters”
- Two adults – one for each circle
- You could be one of them, but it is better for you to coach and correct the players

- Two adults – one for each circle
- Ball = cookie, for the purposes of this game,
- Players dribble inside the circle
- When a cookie monster approaches them, they shield the cookie by getting between it and the cookie monster
- When cookie monster leaves, the players continue to dribble

**1,2,3 Go “team name”!**

- Each player should have a ball
- Set cones down to make a 40×30 steps field for 10 players
- If you have more players, make the field larger
- Anything can be a cone (an article of clothing, a water bottle, any marker)

- Set cones every 10 steps on the perimeter to allow players to see where the boundaries are
- Do not set up any goals
- There will be no challenge from another player or coach for the entirety of the practice
- Demonstrate each drill / game before starting it