It’s crazy to think that we are almost done the season! We have this week, the Wrap-up on Saturday, and then our final week next week. Thank-you for all of your hard work! You’ll notice that the format below is a little different. I am trying out a new resource that we are looking at implementing next season.
All information for the Wrap-up on Saturday will be coming out ASAP.
Do your regular warm up It has been great to see everyone doing this. Warming up is vital to being a good soccer player, and helps prevent injuries. It is also a time to help them focus on what they are there for.
Once you have done your warm up, have them pair up and get in groups of 3 and try to keep the ball in the air while juggling. See who can do it the longest. This is also something you can get them to do while they arrive.
Have players line up on either side of grid, each with a ball. 2 players will run through the middle (almost as if it was a gauntlet) while the players on the edge try to use their balls to hit the running players balls. Players on the outside must only use the inside of the foot to kick the ball (to keep the ball from getting to high) and all kicks must be below the knee.
Be creative with turns. Have your players demonstrate some turns. Biggest thing is to keep them moving, lots of little touches on the ball (keep it close) and to execute the turn quickly. Feel free to add light pressure by trying to defend them.