Soccer drill to try at home

Homework is probably not a popular word with your young soccer players and it's not something you normally associate with soccer coaching but it can make for better players. Ask them to try some keepy-uppies, passing against a wall - any move that gets them controlling a ball.

I like this soccer drill. You don't exert too much energy but you certainly get to know a ball. And if you fall over by accident, no-one gets to see. You are holding the ball away from an opponent in this soccer drill - the wall being your opponent.

Get young players practising soccer skills at home

There is a knack to this soccer drill which is only gained by practice. At home tell your soccer (football) players to lean against the wall with their shoulder as though it is an opponent. They need to imagine someone is trying to take the ball off them.

They should practise rolling the ball around with their foot, moving around and getting into position to make a killer pass. They should be able to keep their balance and learn to move around while in control of the ball.

When they come to soccer training, turn the soccer drill into a game where the defender gets a goal if he can steal the ball or kick it away before the count of five, while the attacker gets a goal if he can hold onto the ball to the count of five.

Increase the holding time as you get success. See who's done their homework!

Click here for more ball control soccer drills.

Click here to subscribe to Soccer Coach Weekly and get soccer drills and advice delivered to your inbox every week.

Soccer coaching tips


Improve your soccer training skills. Sign up for a FREE weekly email, full of simple proven tips, advice and drills.

"I look forward to every issue because it is concise and filled with great information. In times like this, with very busy schedules, it is invaluable. I highly recommend it."
Victor Gascon, Coach, USA







Please note that Better Soccer Coaching takes your privacy very seriously. We will never rent or sell your email address to any third party.






Get our FREE weekly coaching tips email






Receive GREAT coaching tips to help you become
a better soccer coach, straight to your inbox!

Please note that Better
Soccer Coaching
takes your privacy very seriously. We will never rent or sell your email address to any third party

Find out more

Recommended:





Proud Corporate Member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America