Can You Do This?

Soccer Body Movement, Coordination, and Balance

Published 11/26/2008 1:20:08 PM
Author: Chris Johnson
Can You Do This?

Drill Objective:

The Can You Do This? soccer drill focuses on players under 6 years old. It is designed to work on simple body movement, coordination, and balance.

Drill Setup:

  1. In an unmarked area gather your players without their soccer ball (you can introduce this later in this drill).
  2. The coach should come up with a short list of activities such as skipping, one-legged hops, star jumps, log rolls, summer salts, push-ups, etc.

Drill Instructions:

  1. The coach should start by asking the players "I can do [activity] can you?"
  2. The coach should then demonstrate to the players the activity and have the children do the same.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Allow Children the ability to explore their body movements.
  • Make it fun for the children!

Drill Variations

Introduce the soccer ball and change activities to include the soccer ball such as:

  • dribbling
  • passing and kicking
  • throw-ins
  • punting

Titled: Can You Do This?
Tagged: Soccer Body Movement, Coordination, and Balance

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