Heads up soccer drill to improve dribbling skills. Coaching young soccer players to look up when they are dribbling the ball is not easy. However many times you tell them to do it, they will keep looking at the ball, so I use this soccer drill to make them look up. This soccer drill is great for every age group, especially very young players who are learning how to control the ball when they are running with it.
Soccer drill procedure "Keep your head up" to avoid bumping into other players; things will get tight. The drill is more difficult for players than the animation leads you to believe. Dribble paths cross often and can surprise the dribbler. He should keep the ball close and he will automatically take his eyes off the ball. Description
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Get your head up! Objective. Younger players will learn why they need to keep their heads up when they have the ball. At the end of the game, they will also have practised turning with the ball and they will understand when to push the ball ahead of them and run after it and when to keep it close to their feet. Set-up.
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Mark a grid 20 yards square with plastic cones to perform the Extreme Tag drill, designed by the online site Soccer Xpert. Join with teammates, each with their own soccer ball, dribbling around the grid. Keep your head up as you try to avoid being tagged. Use your low peripheral vision to keep track of the ball.
Set the 4 cones in a square. The square should be about 20 yards long and 20 yards wide. One end of the square should be on the 18. This drill will begin at one of the cones on the 18. The first player in line will sprint to the next cone, circle around the cone, and then sprint to the next cone and circle again.
Small touches to keep close control of the soccer ball; Dribble with head up so you do not bump into anyone; Try and find some space to constantly dribble into. Questions that can lead to coaching points: What kind of touches should you take? Why? Why should you dribble with your head up? 8. Body Parts KIDS SOCCER DRILL. Set up: 10 x 10 yard area