Training for soccer includes a number of drills that are meant to sharpen skills used in actual games. Learn how soccer players work on touches, headers and getting used to the speed of the game with help from a professional soccer coach in this free video on soccer training tips.
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Hi my name is Michael Stewart, I am the director of coaching from Miami Premier Soccer. In this clip we are going to show you some soccer training routines. As we move further over here we will see the young ladies that are going to be touching the ball individual style, but working with a team mate. First we have CiCi and Ashley working together. They are touching the ball from left to right. CiCi comes she changes direction, goes to one end, touch it. This is indicative of playing in a game where you have to switch from side to side using different parts of the feet. Here you see her touch the ball twice. Touch the ball with the left, move it outside, touch it back on the inside. She touches the ball outside, plays it on the inside. It is very important that the person who is receiving the ball, which is like Ashley on the outside receive the ball, and gives her a very good pass. She release it, you hear her commenting, calling her name, and letting it go. As we move further on we look at who is called Nicki. Nicki is now working on heading. As she works with a goal keeper she heads the ball back and forth. They work together, she is on her toes, heading the ball with the forehead. The rule of thumb with heading is three things. Always keep your mouth closed, eyes open, and use your forehead. Mouth closed, eyes open, use your forehead, and you strike the ball with some kind of power from the back. She heads the ball there is different types of heading, heading the ball up, and heading the ball down. Good, and we move further over we see Erica and Leigh Anna. This is very good we are working with younger kids. We're touching the ball one touch, two touch, under toes as they play the ball through. Leigh Anna is playing the ball nice and easy to Erica, and Erica an older player, more experienced player is working her by moving the ball from side to side. Not just necessarily keeping the ball straight. This is a very good way of preparing young players for the speed of the game as the game progresses as they get older. Keep going ladies, I like it. This is Michael Stewart, thank you for watching.