Soccer Fitness - Improving Reaction and Acceleration

This is a soccer fitness drill that focuses on improving reaction time and acceleration.
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This is a soccer fitness drill that focuses on improving reaction time and acceleration.


Drill Setup
  • Create a grid that is 30 X 30 yards.
  • Place a cone directly in the middle of the grid.
  • Split the teams up evenly on the 4 corners.
  • No balls are required at the beginning, but will be used later in this drill.
Drill Instructions
  1. Players 1 and 2 are the lead players where player 3 and 4 are the followers.
  2. Instruct players to return to their same line after each turn.
  3. Players 1 and 4 jog towards the middle cone.
  4. Player 1 makes a fake (or two) and sprints to cone 2 or 3. The goal is for the lead player (player 1) to make it to the cone before the following player (player 4).
  5. If player 4 beats player 1 to the cone, player 1 does 10 pushups.
  6. Now player 1 and 3 go and 2 is the leader and 3 is the follower.

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Drill Variations
  • Switch so that all players have a chance to lead and follow.
  • Add balls and make players dribble, make a fake and beat the follower to the cone.

Drill Coaching Points
  • Leader fakes and quickly sprints to the cone
  • Follower reacts quickly and accelerates to beat the leader
Equipment
Drill Ages
  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus
  • Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
  • Fitness - Soccer Fitness Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: Soccer Fitness - Improving Reaction and Acceleration
Tagged: soccer fitness, improving reaction, improve acceleration, reaction and acceleration
Published by: Chris Johnson
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