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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Soccer Drills

1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition

This 1v1 soccer drill focuses on soccer fitness, scoring goals, shooting, goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.
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Defensive Speed Course

This soccer fitness drill is designed to improve defensive speed and quickness in front of the goal. This exercise is intended to be more of a fitness training drill than a technical or tactical defensive soccer training drill.

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Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders

The Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders drill is a great soccer drill to teach players to dribble at and beat defenders. It also focuses on other aspects of the game such as passing, receiving, and support. Teaches players to take on defenders.

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Soccer Dribbling and Juggling Warm-up

This soccer drill is a great warm-up drill that allows players to work on touching the ball with all parts of the foot. If you want to improve players footwork and dribbling skills, this is an excellent start to each practice.

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Soccer Pass and Move Drill

This soccer passing drill is a great drill to teach players movement, awareness, accuracy, timing, first touch and passing with all parts of the foot. This exercise is a good passing and moving soccer drill.

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Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill

The Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill will give players confidence while dribbling through congested areas on the soccer field.

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Extreme Tag Soccer Game

The Extreme Tag soccer game is a fun soccer drill that focuses on young soccer players dribbling skills and aids in player awareness. It is a great drill that causes players to change directions quickly to find space to avoid being tagged. 

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Quick Transition Game

This soccer drill is an excellent way to focus on attacking and defending and is ideal for teaching the basic principals of soccer. The game can be modified to illustrate many aspects of the game.

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Traffic Jam Dribbling Game

This game is just out right fun! The kids will have a blast playing this game. This drill is ideal for kids who know how to dribble but just need to learn to get their heads up and dribble under the pressures of mere congestion.

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1v1v1 Triangle Game

The 1v1v1 Triangle Game soccer drill focuses on attacking in a number-down situation. This game will encourage players to dribble, take players on, shield the ball from the defensive players, and the vision to find the open goal. Defensively this drill promotes players to stay aware of their defensive shape and tackling players on the dribble.

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