MLS Playoffs And 3 Great Shooting Drills

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MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.

With the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas winning the first two matches to move on, leaving

Sporting KC 2013 MLS Champions watching at home for the 2014 MLS Cup rolls on. Vancouver

Whitecaps were no match for the red hot FC Dallas team who many think is the squad to watch out for.

Next up will be Columbus Crew vs New England Rev’s and LA Galaxy takes on RSL which all be tough

matches with very potent offensive attacking teams. Seattle Sounders come in with best MLS

record this season and DC United return after a tough 2013 season for United, which seems hungry

to bring home the cup. Bradley Wright Phillips had a great 2014 season knocking in 27 goals only to

tie the MLS record putting the New York Red Bulls into the playoffs. Watching the great MLS players

shooting on goal, all came from years of practicing with drills to perfect striking skills to put that ball

in the back of the net. Enjoy the MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.


High Scoring Soccer And 3 Youth Soccer Drills

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High scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that will help put the ball in the net.

Seeing the end result after years of practice is the exactly what pros go through to be good at soccer.

Helpful youth soccer drills will create better players, and these videos of high scoring soccer will be

everyday occurrence as the pros get better here in the US. Passing the ball through defenders into

space for your team mate to run onto it is very important to learn. Also keep your crossing the ball

into the box area between the 6 yd line and the 14 yd spot is probably the most dangerous area to

defend against. A good cut back from when you dribble to the end line should be passed back towards

the 4 yrd/ 5yd area for an easy tap-in goal when attacking the end line. Spacing with your other offensive

players is critical when someone shoots at goal, because many deflections of defenders can end up in

front of the goal, and having everyone in one spot leaves an easy goal shot as a missed chance. Brad

Davis of the Houston Dynamo is a great example of learning how to chip the ball with pace in a very

short distance. Also Brad puts the ball at the 6 yd area for his teammate to head it home, a great

example of touch on the chip and spacing of all the Dynamo players on the goal scored. Again, many

youth drills work on just touching the ball lightly to get a feel of how the ball reacts. Watch these videos

for some high scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that can help get them their next goal. [Read more…]

Teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 How To Be A Patient Offensive Striker

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Teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 how to be a patient offensive striker, this is the old saying

from years of coaches, “take what the defense gives you!” Sometimes easier said than done,

but is so true if you just slow down a half of a second and pick your head up in the attacking third.

From Mike McGee of the Fire to Kenny Miller of the Whitecaps to Graham Zusi of Sporting KC,

watch how they slow down the ball, pick the head head up and make the play look easy. It takes time

to master, but the time is there, don’t hurry your shot, you’ve got more time than you think. Cutting

the ball back to your other foot puts the defenders on their heels for that split second. Practice your cut

backs everyday and you will master the art of getting that one more second you need to place your

strike. Watch how practicing and teaching U11,U12,U13,U14,U15 how to be a patient offensive striker in MLS action below. [Read more…]

Special Needs Kids Working On Soccer Drills

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Special needs kids working on soccer drills and coaches who can formulate neat ideas to make soccer

fun to learn, is our challenge in the youth game. Taking the time to slow down the drill, however making

sure you push the progression as the learn the skill. These players like a set “schedule”, set up your

drills and keep the progression from one to the other drills in the same rotation from day to day so these

players get that “schedule” nailed down and feel comfortable learning the skill. Repetition is the best

way to see the success and making the drill a game will help the funnest factor. From throwing the ball

in to passing and dribbling as many touching of the ball you can incorporate, will make confidence soar

in these special needs children. Special needs kids working on soccer drills, what a great thing to be a part of, the future of the youth starts here.

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Fun Soccer Drills For Beginning Youth Ages U8 to U14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun soccer drills for beginning youth ages U8 to U14, and simple ways to get started.

Try playing fun games to get warmed up or break up too much of pressing type drills.

Do games like follow the leader, just have a coach or better skilled player dribble all over the

soccer field, the others follow for 3 to 5 minutes. Another is “hit the coach”, have the players try

to dribble and kick the ball at a moving target that is running away from them or parallel with them.

Teach dribbling drills with fun words, like the song in the video below called double, double,

this, that! Games and songs modified to make a point and keep learning simple drills fun. [Read more…]

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

 

 

 

 

 

Best Soccer Drills U12, U13, U14, U15 For Faster Soccer Skills

Some of the best soccer drills for faster skill development can be worked on in the off season anytime.

Working on single person and two person drills can be practiced without large team group. Work

these drills everyday and your mastery will come after years of pushing the speed in which you can do

these soccer basics. Starting with juggling and small touches of the ball in dribbling movements, the

more you learn how to cut the ball the better. Using both the inside and out side parts of each foot,

as you make quick changes of the ball direction, you will always keep defenders off balance. No look

passing or Fake Look passing is one of the best ways to keep defenders guessing where you are

passing to your teammates, as games get higher and higher in competition level. 5 simple soccer drills

below will help your everyday development of good soccer basics skills. [Read more…]

Heading The Soccer Ball For Youth Soccer Players

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heading The Soccer Ball For Youth Soccer Players, Do’s And Don’t’s Discussion.
Some youth soccer leagues are now looking at banning heading the soccer ball in their organizations.

The concussion stat’s are growing in this field of study, and more programs have to look at it in the

youth players across the country. Many drills teach the right technique in attacking the ball with your

forehead, however my youth players can hit the ball with different parts of the head. Some products have

helped in reducing the impact of the ball on the forehead, but it doesn’t help much when some youth hit

the ball on the very top of their head. Do you think your youth organization might want to consider this
new rule also??? [Read more…]

Indoor Soccer Time And Simple Drills

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor Soccer season is right around the corner, start looking for indoor shoes and get warmed

up. Adidas has a good shoe out there called the Predator Absolado, and the indoor shoe review

looks good. Soccer drills for indoor are much like outdoor soccer, may drills can be made into games.

Relay races and games like red light/green light also sharks n minnows are kid favorites. Get the

players fit, keep them running during the drills, it will help in the regular season game performance. [Read more…]

Soccer Drills For Kids And Warm Up Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer drills and coaching ideas for many youth coaches at all levels. Start with small ball touch

drilling to get warmed up. Use all different parts of the foot and working with left/right. Using

better players to push and encourage the others to increase their skills as the season moves on.

Great site with many pdf’s to download with coaching drill ideas, and try the Bobby Charlton pdf.

Also learn to use speed exercises to build up the strength of the player, simple drill videos below.
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]

Real Soccer Drills For Kids / Players Any Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer drills working on first touch to control to the second touch is very important in youth

soccer practices. The controlling touch should always be close enough to keep possession and

move the ball to a team mate. The team with the possession of the ball the longest usually wins

the match. Here are some simple drills for real kids learning to control the ball, day by day.

Passing drills and trapping drills should be a part of every youth practice. The basics, win the match. [Read more…]