10.08.2014

Kicking / Passing - 2 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM INDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 2

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.
 

A Wall Pass involves dribbling directly at an opponent, passing the ball to a teammate stationed on the opponent’s shoulder, sprinting around the opponent, and then receiving a return pass back from your teammate.

A Wall Pass is not a specific technique, but rather it utilizes specific kicking/passing techniques to execute a 2v1 combination play.  The specific techniques utilized to execute a Wall Pass include Inside/Outside Foot Ground Passes and Inside/Outside Foot One Touch Ground Passes.     

The Wall Pass is the most effective 2v1 play in soccer

A Wall Pass can be used anywhere on the field and when executed correctly can devastate even a well-organized defense. 

The Wall Pass is so effective because the instinct of a defender is to follow/chase the ball.  Get a defender to move one way while you move the opposite way and into space behind them.  

Combination play is underutilized at every level of soccer, but skilled youth players can absolutely execute the Wall Pass during a game.  The soccer club where Avery plays keeps track of Wall Passes completed during games and the team routinely completes a significant number each game at U11.  


Kicking / Passing

Inside Foot Across Body Wall Pass + Moving
SU 2 | 16:35

Inside Foot Away From Body Wall Pass + Moving
SU 2 | 16:35

Outside Foot Away From Body Wall Pass + Moving
SU 2 | 16:35

Inside Foot Across Body One Touch Return Wall Pass
SU 2 | 16:35

Inside Foot Away From Body One Touch Return Wall Pass
SU 2 | 16:35

Outside Foot Away From Body One Touch Return Wall Pass
SU 2 | 16:35


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SU = Soccer University DVD Series


Indoor Training Sessions (Link Below)


9.29.2014

Kicking/Passing – 13 | Dribbling – 8 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING/PASSING 13
DRIBBLING 8

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
There are many components to a properly kicking a soccer ball.  If any of these components are executed incorrectly the entire kick breaks down.  Some of these components include:

·         Soccer Hop
·         Load
·         Down Swing
·         Placement Of Plant Foot
·         Shape Of Kicking Leg – V Shape
·         Shape Of Striking Foot
·         Ball Contacting Point
·         Eyes On Ball
·         Body Positioning
·         Shoulder Positioning
·         Impact Point
·         Follow Through

There is a soccer training DVD called Blast The Ball which is included with the Soccer University DVD training series.  Blast The Ball covers nearly every element of a correct soccer kick.  I strongly recommend this purchasing and reviewing this DVD to develop and master the various components of properly kicking a soccer ball. 

A Laces (Straight) Kick/Pass involves kicking the ball with the laces.  It also involves moving directly towards the ball rather than approaching from an angle.       

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass involves moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle) and using the laces to kick the ball along the ground in a specific direction.  This kick demands striking through the center/top of the ball, keeping your shoulders over the ball, and a follow through that stays parallel with the ground.     

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball involves learning how to properly kick a ball that is not moving along the ground using the laces and moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle).  A stationary ball allows you to focus exclusively on learning proper technique rather than worry about additional elements connected to a moving ball. 

The Laces Ground Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball technique involves learning how to use the Laces to properly kick a ball that is moving directly towards you and keep it on the ground.  This is a fairly common situation in youth soccer. 

The Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass involves moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle) and using the Laces to kick a low driving ball in air in a specific direction.  This kick demands striking through the center of the ball, opening up your shoulders a bit, and a normal follow through.

A Laces Low Driving Air Pass/Kick – Stationary Ball involves learning how to properly kick a ball that is not moving in the air with power using the Laces and moving directly towards the ball (rather than at an angle).  A stationary ball allows you to focus exclusively on learning proper technique rather than worry about additional elements connected to a moving ball. 

The Laces Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball technique involves learning how to use the Laces to properly kick a ball that is moving directly towards you and drive it with power in the air. 


Dribbling
Mastering dribbling is beneficial because it allows you to move the ball into the best location on the field to execute the kicks and passes listed above. 

There are four foundational types of dribbling which must be mastered.  These types of dribbling include Speed Dribbling, Chop Dribbling, Controlled Dribbling, and Fast Dribbling


Kicking/Passing

Laces (Straight) Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Ground Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball
BTB | 1:59:45

Laces (Straight) Low Driving Air Kick/Pass – Forward Approaching Ball
BTB | 1:59:45


Dribbling

Speed Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:16:45

Chop Dribbling
SU 1 | 59:50

Controlled Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:08:28

Fast Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:16:45


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)

9.03.2014

Kicking/Passing – 12 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 12

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
The Outside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass involves using the outside foot to kick a ball along the ground in a specific direction.  Instead of trapping the ball or kicking a stationary ball, this kick involves striking a moving ball.  This kick is commonly used to pass the ball to a teammate.  The idea behind one touch passing is speed of play.  One touch passing allows a team to move the ball quickly making it difficult for the opposing team to defend and tackle. 


Kicking / Passing

Outside Foot One Touch Ground Pass + Moving Laterally With Ball – Passing Back & Forth While Moving
SU 1 | 2:03:40

Outside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass
SU 1 | 1:39:05
BTB | 19:00


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)


9.02.2014

Kicking/Passing – 10 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 10

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
The Inside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass involves using the inside foot to kick a ball along the ground in a specific direction.  Instead of trapping the ball or kicking a stationary ball, this kick involves striking a moving ball.  This kick offers a high degree of control if executed correctly and is commonly used to pass the ball to a teammate.  The idea behind one touch passing is speed of play.  One touch passing allows a team to move the ball quickly making it difficult for the opposing team to defend and tackle. 


Kicking / Passing

Inside Foot One Touch Ground Pass + Moving Laterally With Ball – Passing Back & Forth While Moving
SU 1 | 2:03:40

Inside Foot One Touch Ground Kick/Pass
SU 1 | 1:39:05
BTB | 18:38


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)

Full List Of Outdoor Training Sessions

8.26.2014

Kicking/Passing – 11 | 1st Touch - 11 | Dribbling – 7 | Youth Soccer

CUSTOM OUTDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
KICKING / PASSING 11
1ST TOUCH 11
DRIBBLING 7

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


Kicking / Passing
The Outside Foot Ground Kick/Pass involves using the outside foot to kick the ball along the ground in a specific direction.  When passing to a teammate, this kick offers less control than using the inside foot, but can be completed more quickly and efficiently.  It also puts you in a better position to move around a defender after you complete the pass.  This kick demands striking through the center/top of the ball, keeping your shoulders over the ball, and a follow through that stays parallel with the ground.    


1st Touch
A Forward Touch always means moving the ball towards the goal.  If possible, your 1st Touch of the ball should move the ball towards the opponent’s goal.  Your first thought should be to attack, to advance the ball, to put pressure on the defense. 

An Outside Foot Angle Forward Touch means the ball is approaching you at an angle and you use your 1st Touch with the outside foot to send the ball towards your opponent’s goal.  This is a more complicated touch because you must angle your receiving foot properly to get the ball to move in the direction you want it to. 


Dribbling
Chop Dribbling involves quick, choppy steps and touching the ball with every step.  This is the most controlled type of dribbling and is usually utilized in a crowded area of the field while still allowing you to move the ball forward.

Controlled Dribbling involves moving the ball down the field as quickly as possible while using the same foot to touch the ball every stride.  The part of the foot that touches the ball – laces, inside foot, outside foot – is irrelevant.  The idea is to get the same foot on the ball in whatever way is most appropriate.  Controlled Dribbling provides a nice balance of speed and control. 


Kicking / Passing + 1st Touch + Dribbling

Outside Foot Ground Pass + Outside Foot Angle Forward Touch + Dribbling + Moving Laterally With Ball
SU 1 | 2:03:40

Outside Foot Ground Kick/Pass – Stationary Ball
BTB | 19:00

Outside Foot Angle Forward Touch + Moving
SU 2 | 33:26

Chop Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:06:48

Controlled Dribbling
SU 1 | 1:08:28


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series

BTB = Blast The Ball DVD (Packaged With Soccer University)


Outdoor Training Sessions (Link Below)

8.24.2014

Trapping – 2 | Squishing - 2 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM INDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
TRAPPING 2
SQUISHING 2

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air and bring it down to the ground as quickly as possible.  Soccer is best played on the ground - this is where you have the most control and where you can move the fastest with the ball.

Effectively dealing with a ball in the air has two components.  First, you want to gain control of the ball.  Second, you want to bring it to the ground. 

The process of gaining control of an air ball is called a Trap.  The process of bringing a bouncing ball to the ground is called a Squish    

A Laces Close Distance Trap + Squish involves using your laces to gain control of a low air ball and then squishing it to the ground.

An Inside Foot Close Distance Trap + Squish involves using your inside foot to gain control of a low air ball and then squishing it to the ground.

An Outside Foot Close Distance Trap + Squish involves using your outside foot to gain control of a low air ball and then squishing it to the ground.

A Thigh Close Distance Trap + Squish involves using your thigh to gain control of a low air ball and then squishing it to the ground.

A Chest Close Distance Trap involves using your chest to gain control of a low air ball and then squishing it to the ground.

The technique needed to effectively execute an Inside/Outside Foot, Laces, or Thigh Trap is difficult to learn. 

In addition, the technique needed to effectively execute an Inside/Outside Foot, Sole, Shin, or Body Squish is difficult to learn.  Most coaches, trainers, academies do not teach these techniques and those that do often teach them incorrectly.    

Finally, the technique needed to effectively execute a Chest Trap is completely different than what is taught by most coaches, trainers, and academies. 

The only training resource I am aware of which properly teaches how to Trap & Squish a soccer ball is the Soccer University DVD’s (bottom of page).     

The ability to control air balls and bouncing balls is a huge advantage.  These techniques are worth investing the time to master. 


Trapping

Laces Close Distance Trap
SU 4 | 39:24

Inside Foot Close Distance Trap
SU 4 | 39:24

Outside Foot Close Distance Trap
SU 4 | 39:24

Thigh Close Distance Trap
SU 4 | 39:36

Chest Close Distance Trap
SU 2 | 1:59:32


Squishing

Sole Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 57:21

Shin Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 58:53

Inside Foot Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 57:33

Outside Foot Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 58:43

Body Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 0:51


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series


Indoor Training Sessions (Link Below)

8.21.2014

Squishing - 1 | Youth Soccer Drills & Skills

CUSTOM INDOOR TRAINING SESSION
YOUTH SOCCER
SQUISHING 1

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1v1 Soccer videos are not designed to teach proper technique.

Instead, take advantage of the resources linked at the end of this post.  These resources are the best of what is out there.  These resources contain professional trainers and skilled players correctly demonstrating (often in slow-motion) the techniques you want to learn.

The purpose of 1v1 Soccer is to show parents how to modify effective soccer instructional resources for home use.  By applying these resources in the myriad of different ways demonstrated on this site, you can help your child win the 1v1 soccer battle.


A primary goal for an advanced soccer player should be developing the ability to take a ball out of the air and bring it down to the ground as quickly as possible.  Soccer is best played on the ground - this is where you have the most control and where you can move the fastest with the ball.

Effectively dealing with a ball in the air has two components.  First, you want to gain control of the ball.  Second, you want to bring it to the ground

The process of bring the ball to the ground is called a Squish.   

A Sole Close Distance Squish involves using sole of your foot to bring a bouncing ball to the ground.

An Shin Close Distance Squish involves using your shin to bring a bouncing ball to the ground.

An Inside Foot Close Distance Squish involves using your inside foot to bring a bouncing ball to the ground.

An Outside Foot Close Distance Squish involves using your outside foot to bring a bouncing ball to the ground.

A Body Close Distance Squish involves using your body to bring a bouncing ball to the ground.

The technique needed to effectively execute an Inside/Outside Foot, Sole, Shin, or Body Squish is difficult to learn.  Most coaches, trainers, academies do not teach these techniques and those that do often teach them incorrectly.    

The only training resource I am aware of which properly teaches how to Squish a soccer ball is the Soccer University DVD’s (bottom of page).     

The ability to control air balls and bouncing balls is a huge advantage.  These techniques are worth investing the time to master. 


Squishing

Sole Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 57:21

Shin Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 58:53

Inside Foot Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 57:33

Outside Foot Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 58:43

Body Close Distance Squish
SU 4 | 0:51


Improve Your 1v1 Game TODAY (Links Below)

SU = Soccer University DVD Series


Indoor Training Sessions (Link Below)