How to Teach Youth Soccer Drills

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In order to teach youth soccer, it's important to show players how to do drills that improve individual touching and technique. Learn about teaching kids goalkeeping drills for soccer with help from a professional soccer coach in this free video on youth soccer drills.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Michael Stewart. I'm the director of coaching from Miami Community Soccer. In this segment we're going to show you some youth soccer drills. We're going to go from different areas of individual touching and technique of moving the ball and we're going to show you different segments of goalkeepers doing it. In youth soccer the emphasis should always be on the player getting better enforcing for them to do the individual work and technique. In this area we see our goalkeepers. Our goalkeepers are rolling the ball back to front, goalkeepers are stepping in to the ball, using there hands properly, working the balance off of their feet, going from left to right as they challenge each other. Working together is very important in youth soccer because it also it helps to teach the kids on what to do when they can see somebody else doing it. As you move forward over here, we'll see different players. Here we have Cece touching the ball and doing some individual skills, working on her foot work. It's very important to have good foot work. She goes to the inside outside, even getting better technique of the ball. She's going to do the inside inside, inside inside, Celeste. And then she goes to a Cruyff which is a cut behind her body, famous from the Johan Cruyff a Dutch player in the seventies, sixties. As we see over here we have Ashley and Nicole touching the ball using the proper part, surface of the foot. You have the inside of the foot touching, moving, staying on their toes which is very important for what they need to do; staying on your toes, moving the ball from left to right, moving the ball, switch in place and working on the individual stuff. Here's another drill that is very good for young players as we can see that Sara will be doing. She'll be starting from that corner over there and showing us how to dribble using cones and using the dummies of what would be in the game. She dribbles, goes around one cone, switches around another cone and as she goes there, you have a difference in speed, a difference in play, cutting back, changing direction is very important as we go. And again with youth soccer, it's always good to have a lot of repetition in our drill. This is Michael Stewart, thank you very much.


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