Soccer training – Warm-Up - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

The player in our animation who is hopping is really suffering. This was the best image we could find for the animation, but many other movements are also possible. Skipping, side steps, kick backs, knee ups and more. Warming up with coordinated runs and a ball, that’s how it should be. Don’t overdo it; keep your team’s ability in mind.


You can see in the animation how the exercise field is organized. Slalom poles are placed along one length of the field and mini hurdles are placed along the other side. Other setup variations are possible, such as including a coordination ladder. A small cone goal with one group of players on each side stands in the center of the practice field. The starting players pass the ball through the cone goal. The passer then runs –counterclockwise- through the slalom poles or jumps over the mini hurdles.


- The players pass from both sides at the same time (difficult!)
- Run clockwise
- Different passing techniques
- Always run towards the ball
- Different hopping and running techniques

Soccer coach tips

- Make sure to have enough breaks to rest
- Encourage concentration during passing

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: By speed and field size
Maximum group size: By speed and field size
Materials required: 1 ball, 2 cones, 4 slalom poles and 4 mini hurdles
Field size: According to group’s ability

Skipping, side steps, kick backs, knee ups and more