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

3-Minute Shooting Drill

This soccer drill allows the coach to focus on shooting, goalkeeping and clearing balls from the back. This drill is an excellent warmup to a shooting or clearing practice.

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Transition Drill

This dynamic game will allow you to focus on the transition from offense to defense. This soccer transitional drill is designed to be played at a quick pace. 

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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This drill focuses on short and long 1-2's and enhancing movement off the ball.

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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This passing combination drill encourages good movement off the ball.

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Four Corners Aggressiveness and Fitness Drill

This soccer drill focuses on aggressiveness in winning 50/50 balls and fitness. This drill will be more beneficial for players under 8 and older.

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Criss-Cross Dribbling Game

The Criss-Cross dribbling drill focuses on the younger player. This dribbling drill assists players play with speed while keeping their heads up. Be warned, this drill can be dangerous for players who have a tendency of dribbling with their head down.

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2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here

This drill is a very fast paced1v1 or 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.

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Dribble with Speed

This dribbling exercise that works on speed dribbling and getting the ball under control while dribbling with speed.

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Shooting Warmup

This shooting warm-up drill will focus on long range passing, accuracy, and finishing. It can also be used as a fitness exercise by manipulating the numbers.

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2v1 and 1v1 Possession Game

This soccer drill focuses on both possession and penetration. It helps to teach communication and switching the point of attack to keep possession and penetrate the defense.
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