Soccer Fitness Drills

Fitness and conditioning is a critical piece of soccer as the entire game is that of continuous running mixed with a lot of short bursts of high tempo, high-intense sprints. For this reason, it is essential to focus on both anaerobic (short duration, high intensity) and aerobic (running long distances) fitness to get your players to match fitness levels.

Soccer Fitness and Conditioning During Drills

Fitness and conditioning can be extra exercises before or after training sessions. However, incorporating high-intensity drills will allow coaches to improve your player's fitness levels while teaching the game. As a coach, remove lines from the training sessions, demand high intensity from the players, and take your drills and the player's fitness to the next level.

Soccer Fitness Drills Requires

  • Anaerobic fitness - exercises defined as short duration of high intensity excercises.
  • Aerobic stamina - exercise that uses oxygen to meet energy demands generally at light to moderate intensity.

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Figure Eight Dribbling Drill

The Figure Eight soccer dribbling drill is a good change to weaving in and out of cones and is great for dribbling with the inside and outside of the foot.

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Zig-Zag Dribbling Drill

The Zig-Zag soccer dribbling drill focuses on dribbling with speed with the inside, the outside, and the bottom of the foot.

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T-Cone Dribbling Drill

The T-Cone soccer dribbling drill is a great drill to focus on dribbling with speed, controlled touches, turns, and fitness.

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Catch Me If You Can

The soccer dribbling drill is a fun and competitive exercise that focuses on dribbling with speed.

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6 vs 4 Team Training Numbers

This 6 vs 4 team training drill focuses on team movement, communication, and passing. This is a great session to end on after an intense passing practice.

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7v7 Scrimmage

A 7v7 scrimmage is a great way to end most of your training sessions. The 7 vs 7 allows players to focus on team tactics in realistic training situations and respond to problems presented in the full-sided game. 

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Line Passing Overlap Warm-up

This passing and overlapping warm-up soccer drill will help perfect the introduction of overlapping runs, playing off the pass, as well as teamwork through communication.
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Line Passing Combination Warm-up

This combination passing drill is designed to work on combination play while advancing up the field. This passing drill focuses on the timing of passes, runs, combination play, and will be a great warm-up to passing practices.
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Three Person Passing Combination

This passing combination drill that involves three players at a time. The combination sequence that will help perfect passing, combination play, movement off the ball, and will help improve player’s fitness level.
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3v1 Rotating Defenders

This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
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