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First Touch with a Change of Direction

Soccer drills for technical warm-up: In this drill, you will allow your players to work technically in the best situation which is under pressure. If your player can play and perform under pressure, he can go to the game and reproduce what he knows. This drill will work on the first touch that is so important in modern football, passing and speed if your players put the right intensity. Don't forget to switch the players in the middle after a limited amount of time.

Activity flow:

1. Player 1 passes to player 2, who is already moving towards the ball and, once he/receives the pass, is immediately put under pressure by the defender behind him/her (#3)2. Player 2 gets control of the ball while turning in the other direction and passes to player 4 diagonally across from him/her3. Player 4 dribbles down the field and passes to player 5, who then tries to pass to player 84. Player 8 receives the pass while turning in the other direction before passing to player 6 on the opposite side5. All players follow their passes to the next position

Organization:

1. Mark off a square playing field2. Assign two defenders and two attackers to the positions in the middle3. Assign all other players to the positions outside the field

Coaching points:

1. Mark off a square playing field2. Assign two defenders and two attackers to the positions in the middle3. Assign all other players to the positions outside the field

Variations:

1. Defenders should gradually increase the level of pressure put on the attackers and eventually make physical contact2. Pass receivers should turn away from defenders quickly, get control of the ball in motion, and immediately pass to the next player3. Quick position changes

Duration:

  • 15 mn

Age:

  • U17 - Adults

Number of players:

  • 8 to 25
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