Soccer training – Warm-Up - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

You can see two different sequences in our animation. In “reality”, both groups do one variation at a time. This way, the drill is also ideal to make into a competition.

Make sure a fast pace is kept when running backwards; this trains coordination when moving. The drill has a variety of variation options; we won’t list them all, make some up on your own.


The player, who is practicing, runs backwards between the markings on the ground; he should run around the markings on the outside. After each run around the marker, he then returns to the starting position. At the end, a shot is taken on goal, depending on the variation this can be from a body turn or a frontal attack.


- Normal slalom run around the markers
- A competitive aspect can be introduced
- A turn on the run towards the goal

Soccer coach tips

- Push for increased speed

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 12
Materials required: Enough balls, two mini-goals, 12 ground markers
Field size: According to group’s ability

Both groups do one variation at a time