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.

Browse the Latest Soccer Fitness Drills

Soccer Tic-Tac-Toe Warm-up

Chris Johnson 9,304 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
Soccer Tic-Tac-Toe is a fun warmup drill that focuses on making good decisions while under pressure.

Passing Warm-up Drill

Chris Johnson 11,722 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This is a passing warm-up drill that is a great start to every practice and before a game.

Soccer Shooting on the Dribble

Chris Johnson 5,413 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
Soccer shooting drill focusing on receiving a flighted ball, quickly dribble on the attack, and finishing with a shot on goal.

Two-Goal Soccer Shooting Training Session

Chris Johnson 3,889 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This soccer shooting training session focuses on receiving a ground pass and shooting followed up with receiving a long ball and shooting on target.

1v1 Battle - Attacking and Reaction Drill

Chris Johnson 2,985 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This 1v1 soccer battle drill will focus on the attacking and defending aspects of the game.

2v2 Battle - Attacking and Defending Drill

Chris Johnson 3,675 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This 2v2 soccer attacking and defending drill focuses on the attacker's decision to dribble, pass, or shoot. From the defensive side, they must quickly close down the attackers and deny space.

The Cristiano Ronaldo Speed Test

Chris Johnson 3,781 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
The Cristiano Ronaldo Speed Test is an individual assessment of ones ability to dribble the ball at pace while maintaining control.

1v1 Attacking and Reaction Drill

Chris Johnson 2,587 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)
This 1v1 soccer attacking drill focuses on the attacker making quick faints, a change of direction, and a burst of speed while causing the defender to react quickly to the attacker's movements.

Figure Eight Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 94,163 Views Rating 3.97 (32 Reviews)
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.

Zig-Zag Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 51,646 Views Rating 3.28 (18 Reviews)
The Zig-Zag soccer dribbling drill focuses on dribbling with speed with the inside, the outside, and the bottom of the foot.