Soccer Warm Up # 5 Training Drill

Warm Up # 5

Warm Up Drills In Soccer Can Increase Balance: Balance along with good posture can be a crucial component of athleticism. Balance is really a complicated incorporation of numerous body systems, together with your vision and proprioception (the skill to become aware of where elements of your whole body are in comparison to one another). The skill to sustain a steady posture with minimal strength investment has effects on sport which range from ability growth and reflection to injury levels. There are two types of balance. One form is fixed balance, that is the unmoving, stand-on-one-foot kind of balance we usually think of when it comes to balance. A different, more advanced form of balance is dynamic balance, and the skill to maintain your center of weight in a suitable position when moving.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble inside the playing area using all surfaces of the foot
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • in pairs, one player is the leader with the partner being his shadow who tries to follow/copy the
  • leader – switch roles after 90 seconds
    free 20 sec. stretch
  • leading player performs various moves vs. active (passive) defender – switch roles after 90 seconds

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • acceleration
  • close control
  • soft touches

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