The dynamic relay warm-up drill gets players racing against each other while performing dynamic locomotions. It is great to use after a general dynamic warm-up.
The zipper dynamic warm-up is a fun warm-up variation where players move in a figure eight pattern.
I was first introduced to the concept of a growth mindset as a sports psychology student in college. Surely most of the students who learned about Carol Dweck’s idea felt very empowered. Essentially, people with growth mindsets believe that talent and intelligence are not fixed traits. In other words, they hold the idea that success is a result of persistence and effort rather than luck.
While I learned about this idea, I thought about successful people and all of the hours of frustration, setbacks, and obstacles they had to overcome before finally breaking through. For instance, Thomas Edison encountered failure thousands of times before his quest for the light bulb was a success. Edison realized that with each failure he learned something new and became one step closer to reaching his goal. His persistence and belief embodied what a growth mindset is all about.
Scoring spree is a great 1v1 drill to keep lots of players active at once. Compared to other 1v1 variations, this drill is exceptional for large teams because players don’t have to wait in lines and they are constantly engaged.
This drill is perfect for offenses to learn how to break down a defense and create goal scoring chances. It is also effective for defensive teams to work on quick counter attacks once they win the ball.
The rondo pressure drill is an easy keep away drill to get players moving the ball on offense and applying pressure on defense.
This game mimics a regular soccer game by having teams compete for possession in the middle of the field and then once establishing control, moving the ball forward to score.
A great game to go from possessing the ball to advancing into a goal scoring position.
Keeping count with neutrals outside is a great keep away game for players to work on keeping the ball in tight spaces and thinking one step ahead.
Delivering the through pass helps offensive players learn how to move the ball and find open teammates in front of them.