Skills & Drills

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We are excited to release the first in a series of top soccer drills and skills clips featuring players and coaches from FDA Academy. The goal of this series is to offer a detailed resource for players and coaches to use as a reference when training. 

 

DRILL #5: DRIBBLE, DUMMY & SHOOT

This training exercise encourages players to combine their dummying technique in 1 v 1 attacking situations around the box with shooting at goal. To view drill #5, please click on the screen below.

DRILL #4: 1 V 1 SITUATIONS

This training exercise allows players to practice using their dummying technique in real 1 V 1 situations. To view drill #4, please click on the screen below.

DRILL #3: PRACTISING DUMMIES

This exercise is designed to help players perfect the technique required to go around opponents in 1 V 1 match situations. Players will perfect a series of dummies around a static mannequin following a dribble on the ball which starts 7 metres either side of the pole. To view drill #3, please click on the screen below.

DRILL #2: MOVE, CONTROL AND PASS

The practice featured in this clip focuses on movement, receiving the ball and passing on your second touch. The players work in groups of three with the working player performing a fast movement to get into the correct open body position to receive the ball on his first touch and lay the ball off to his team mate on the second touch. The drill recreates match situations when the correct movement, body position and control help players to keep possession of the ball in tight situations. To view drill #2, please click on the screen below.

DRILL #1: MOVING TARGET

The practice featured in this clip focuses on the accuracy of the passing in an unopposed situation. The players work in groups of three and all move forward while performing a one touch volleyed pass technique. The drill recreates match situations when the movement of both the target player and of the player passing the ball requires an adjustment in the pace and the trajectory of the pass.

 


 

 

 

 


 

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