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Dribbling Moves

In this video tutorial, we are going to look at several dribbling moves that are often used in competitive soccer. You will also see how to practice each move so you can incorporate it in your own arsenal of tricks. Basic moves Matthews move...

Soccer Drills

This article examines the most common and effective soccer drills that are used during practice by both professional and youth teams. Most of these drills can be modified to suit any age group or skill level. Attacking drills Shooting drill 1. Th...

Practicing Against the Wall

Trapping drills This is a basic trapping exercise where you strike the ball against the wall and control it as it comes back. You can practice trapping with different parts of the body such as the foot, thigh or chest. Focus on...

Drills: Receiving the Ball

Receiving into space Set up two cones approximately 16 meters (19 yards) apart. Begin by standing at one end, with your back towards the other cone. Flick the ball over your head, then turn and run into its path. Don't slow down at the moment of co...
Soccer Warmup

Soccer Warmup

Circulation Before any type of exercise, start with a light massage to the poorly circulated parts of the body like the ankles, calves and arms. This is especially important in cold weather. The active warmup should begin with 8-10 minutes of light jogg...

Aerobic Training

During aerobic activity, your body supplies the muscles with most of the oxygen lost during work. The muscles require oxygen for the oxidation of fat and carbohydrates. In order to maintain this balance and keep the muscles supplied with oxygen, the rate...

Anaerobic Training

Any short, intensive activity between 70-100% of the maximum heart rate is considered anaerobic. "Anaerobic" literally means: "without air". During anaerobic exercise the body supplies itself with energy from stored sources (like Glycogen) as opposed to o...

Stretching Exercises

Obliques (External & Internal Oblique) Trunk rotation Trunk-sided bend Back (Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major) Buttock (Gluteus Maximus, Medius & Minimus) The muscles on your buttocks (glutes) wo...

Speed and Agility Training

Speed training is all about stressing your muscles to the max so it's vital to rest after each session. Muscles regenerate on the day after the actual exercise, so workouts should be limited to 2-3 times per week at most. Speed training is best performed...

Negative and Positive Space

Between the ball-handler and the goal behind him lies an area that is usually less well-defended than the area under direct attack. This "negative space" is useful in maintaining possession, relieving pressure, switching the point of attack, and creating...

Agility Drills with Ronaldo

Slalom run This is a simple, warm-up drill where Ronaldo slaloms across a line of cones and plays the ball back to his training partners. Zigzag drill Here, Ronaldo is shuffling his feet quickly as he zigzags across a row of cones. To keep...

Dribbling Around Cones

Slalom Start at one end of the cones and slalom through as quickly as you can. Use both feet to push the ball inside and out. To go faster don't push the ball farther away from your body, instead focus on moving your feet more quickly. Same fo...

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