What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ?

Corner Kick Spacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ? Over 30 years of experience here at The Soccer Info

staff, it’s the ball chipped in between the penalty spot and the 6 yard goal kick line that creates the

most goals. Please stop playing the ball on a short pass to another teammate near the corner! That

play rarely ever gets any results and that strategy ends up playing into the defense’s hand. The best

play is to get a well paced chip pass just in front of the goal. Making the goalie to decide to come off

his line or to let his defenders clear the challenge. After watching 100’s of head ball goals, most come

from about 8 to 12 yards from the goal mouth, and is headed by an offensive player on the move.

Having players on the offense start 16 to 18 yards away, then run towards the flight of the in-swing chip,

this momentum gets the best results on strong head ball goals. Plus if the ball is chipped to deep past

the goal, always try to head the ball back to the middle again, that will give moreĀ  shot at goal.

One of the biggest challenges is having too many offensive players in the same area, spread out!

Covering all potential areas the ball could bounce to, gives your team coverage in keeping the ball in

his dangerous offensive chance to score. Please don’t play the ball short, give it chance to score,

lob it in! It’s your highest chance to score, put the ball into danger, use your advantage. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness Drills And Goalie Skill Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer fitness drills and goalie skill drills are so important to putting together a quality program.

Working on your core power, cardiovascular strength, and upper/lower body conditioning.

Changing your physique and total body strength with these drills on a every other day format.

Using resisted front/side kicks, balanced volley kicks, jump headers, and jump kick combo’s.

Goalie drills that keepers moving and adjusting quickly to cut down shooting angle’s of the opponent.

Jumping and diving drills keeping the feet moving along with getting up quickly to recover in a ready

position. These videos and articles about soccer fitness and goalie drills will help the team to get better. [Read more…]

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

 

 

 

 

Soccer Drills Help Playing The Game Of Soccer / Football

Soccer drills and drilling the basics always helps your touch on the ball, as you will get better everyday.
Learning the basics with soccer drills will help you in a game just to react to what is given to you.
Keep drills simple, repeat them multiple times to see improvement, then look for other drills. Videos are
all through out this site showing you drills for coaches and for the individual player to do on their own.
In the upper right hand corner of this site, The Soccer Info, you will see a search bar. Please write
in any word you are looking to train on, then find many articles/videos show up on that topic. Passing,
dribbling, shooting, trapping, heading, scoring, goalie drills, and many more Soccer/Football terms.
Plus the tags below under all videos gives you more to research in that category. Videos of drills and
game highlights of soccer matches are under most “MORE” tabs below. Check out the whole site on
The Soccer Info. Main categories are AYSO, Youth Soccer, High School Soccer, College, MLS, Indoor,
International and English Premier League Football.
Any ideas for new categories or write us about your players and teams, is what this site is about.
Get new advice every week from different sources in the world of soccer/football. Learn, Enjoy, SHARE [Read more…]

U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 Passing And Shooting Soccer Drills

 

 

 

 

 

Here Are Some U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 Passing And Shooting Soccer Drills From TheSoccerInfo

In Age Groups U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 passing and shooting soccer drills are an everyday occurrence.

Use all angles inside the box when doing passing to shooting drills on goal. Start some drills at the end

line and start some from the corners, so that the angle of the shot on goal comes from different spots

from in front of the goal. Also, try to add in defenders when you move to 2 and 3 offensive attackers

within the drill. It is this combination of passing and shooting while keeping the players moving to rotate

quickly working conditioning. Work on some quickness with 50/50 drills for more competition.

U9, U10, U12, U14, U16 Passing And Shooting Soccer Drills, To Your Success….

 

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Wall Passing, Dribbling, And Shooting Drills

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall passing and though balls help the offensive minded player get into these drills, because they end

with a shot on goal. All good teams work on triangle passing and setting up the defense to open up for

a chance on goal. Here are some dribbling drills using cones, and games / relays that keeping the drills

competitive also fun. If by yourself, then find a solid wall and practice kicking with tempo plus angle changes. [Read more…]

Chipping And Passing Soccer Drills U9 To U16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chipping the ball is a skill that makes good players great, if they can control it in small space/area.

Teaching how to lean back a bit and with 20 yard to 30 yard distance between players, work it in every

practice. Eventually if you can work it to a 12 yd to 18 yd area, that will take real touch to control it.

Chipping drill ideas below. [Read more…]

Great Soccer Drills For U8 to U10 And Soccer Drill Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books about good soccer drills helps coaches keep their practices fresh for the players.

Great soccer drills can come from other coaches, but also can be made up by changing the

rules on some of these older drills. Here is a great book about 101 soccer drills you can try

and reinvent some drills out of these great ideas. For U7 to U14 you need to keep drills and

little games you play in soccer practice as quick, engaging, and fun as possible. Games like

“Sharks and Minnows” can be reinvented and as you get older age groups you can change

the rules and keep it competitive also exciting. Passing competition drills help move up the

skill improvement of your player as you increase speed and accuracy. Passing and dribbling

are two of the most important skill sets that U8 to U14 should focus on. [Read more…]

Individual Soccer Drills And Dribbling Using Cones

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dribbling through cones and working on quickness is something any player can work on by them

selves any day of the year, indoor or outdoor. However, cones aren’t people, and defenders don’t

stand still all the time. It helps if you work on these drills multiple times to get your quickness and

touch of the ball so good you just breeze through the cones. See these individual drills below.
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]

Pele In Victory And The New York Cosmos Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pele was the star of the NASL in the 1970’s and brought a huge focus to the game in the US.

He help bring big name players from other countries to help the birth of this new soccer league.

After he retired, in 1981 he was in the movie Victory with Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone.

Neat soccer movie to watch with World War II mixed into the plot. If you were a good young

player in the US, the nick name some kids would get in the 1970,80’s,90’s would be PELE.

The New York Cosmos did good by bring Pele to America. The Cosmos won championships

in 1972, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1982. One of the most interesting rules was the way the penalty

kicks were taken at the end of a championship games to seal the winner. Watch these penalty kicks!

1980 Championship, New York Cosmos vs. The Washington Diplomats, Vladislav Bosicevic

wins it, beating Washington Goalie Irwin with a sneaky shot to the near post side. Birkenmeier

saved the last shot to seal the 1980 NASL Championship for the Cosmos.

Another great movie to rent is “Once in a Lifetime” about Pele. Vintage Soccer Below !
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Penalty Kick Drills And Tips On Taking Better PK’s In Soccer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking penalty kicks and putting them in the back of the net is a real art form.

Number one rule in taking penalty kicks, keep the ball on frame, on goal always.

You can not score if the ball is over, off to the side or hits the post, on goal ALWAYS!

Many like the on the ground with speed to the corner. Act like you are passing the ball

with accuracy to another player at the back of the net is some coaches advise. Work on

this every practice, after practice and have fun doing mini-tournaments to see who’s best.

Take a big breath before you approach the ball, get the heart rate down, then do what you practice.
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]