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 Free Soccer Drills: Secrets Revealed 
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Free Soccer Drills: Secrets Revealed
by: Andre Botelho

Here's a really simple way to explain the role of free soccer drills in training the players. You don’t need to follow any rules. Being the coach you have the freedom to innovate and make your own drills and games.

For your own specific requirements the existing soccer exercises can be altered. For starters I have shared my experiences for forming a creative soccer training program.

Be open to new ideas. It is natural that all your plans may not work out as desired. The kids will fall sick or may not turn up if it rains. All these are possible obstructers so make enough arrangements to cover them.

It works well to have several soccer practice games ready. Delete an item if there is any delay skip the item and proceed to the next item. You can learn what works with the kids by going along with them.

It’s mandatory for every kid to warm up before any practice session. The kids should use both regular soccer drills for warming up and also the soccer ball. The kids should practice kicking the ball around between their feet’s and kick the ball around.

For warm up activity there are plenty of free soccer drills available which are fun too.

It is important that every player has a soccer ball each. Plan for several activities which are individualistic in nature; which can be performed using the ball. The players should involve in activities such as shooting, dribbling and hitting the ball against the wall etc. Avoid using any lines or marks with a view to keep the movement free as far as possible.

Ensure the players are part of some group activities during soccer coaching upon completion of the individual activities. The drills like passing and receiving the balls are lot of fun. The kids should be grouped into teams and should ask to play soccer without any goal keeper. Don’t set boundaries for this game and allow the players to hit the goals.

Also, teach them to first attack and then defend. This will give them a free hand in developing their own unique style.

During group activities the players should be grouped together as a team. Generally the kids will require some time to adjust to the concept of team play while shifting from individual to group activities. The coach should just guide the players and no more than that.

Make them realize the concept of interdependence to win matches. The greatest gain is the players learn to play in a limited area without doing much with the ball and also to learn to work as a team.

Handling soccer exercise in this way is the easiest. Mix and match various free soccer drills that you think is the best way to teach the kids to learn.

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