Soccer Warm Up # 6 Training Drill

Warm Up # 6

First of all, it needs to be pointed out how the length as well as concentration of the actual warm up drills in soccer programs have to be modified based on climate and general conditions. For instance, when the temperatures are scorching and humid consequently a shorter time is going to be required to warm up the particular muscle groups. Furthermore, the time between your warm-up and the practice session / match needs to be very brief or perhaps at worst a couple of minutes in total. If the time period is larger, the advantages of the warm-up will disappear. This will be significant also throughout the half-time period in which players mustn’t be permitted to get cool.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • all player dribble inside the playing area with the outside & inside of same foot (switch feet)
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • all players dribble back and forth over side lines
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • on coach’s command each player with a ball executes specific move
  • free 20 sec. stretch
  • in pairs, players perform a move vs. passive (active) partner – switch roles

Coaching Points:

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

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