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Soccer training – Warm-Up - Running Rows

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Soccer drill procedure

The distance between groups is shortened by one side. This is the only way in which the changing of sides can be carried out in this manner; see animation.


The players run around the field of cones in two groups. The distance between the groups should remain the same. The first player in each group is responsible for keeping the correct distance. At every second cone, the groups change sides diagonally. When the drill starts, the positions must be divided up as such that the teams meet each other while dribbling diagonally, so that they change sides in a zipper line.


- Run clockwise

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4 players per team
Maximum group size: 10 players per team
Materials required: Each player one ball, 4 cones
Field size: Make the side of the square at least 10 meters in length.

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