The fast footwork series is my favorite because it speeds up the learning process getting the players lots of touches in the process.
Fast foot work exercises will help the young players...
How do you develop a foundation with fast foot work? Start with the inside - outside move...
The players will need to cut the ball back across the body to avoid traveling around. The coach can help get the player into a rythm by starting out the exercise slowly, moving to a faster pace when the player is comfortable.
The player is practicing inside - outside but adding a pull to the beginning of the move.
The training hop is on the end of the move to help the player to transition to the other side.
Add a pull back behind the leg now...
This move turns into a good shielding move.
The player does a double scissors moves around the ball for 30 seconds as fast as the player can go.
Don't know the scissors move?
The players will fall all over themselves doing this exercise - funny!
Now the player will practice the fast footwork move with a double touch on the outside touch.
#1) Inside - outside move - double touch
Add a double move to inside - outside move...
#2) Pull - inside - outside move - double touch
This fast footwork exercise begins with...
#3) Pull behind standing leg move - double touch
The exercise starts with the player...
Here are some more tips on fast foot work.
I love seeing the players get fast footwork down and take it and apply it to the field. I have used Coerver Coaching as a great resource over the years for new ideas on dribbling, fakes and 1 on 1 soccer moves. I like having 2-3 ways to teach different topics so the kids don't get bored.
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