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G1/G2 Academy Training

Week 1

Week 2

Add these two foundation technique exercises to the three from last week.

  • Challenge 1: How many(toe taps, tick socks, or tick tock takes) can you do in 20 seconds?
  • Challenge 2: Can you beat your score from the first round(can you beat your best score)?

  • Laces Dribbling Techniquehttps://youtu.be/LRW3UpQrgPQ
    Using laces dribbling technique, dribble around using only your laces.

  • Challenge 1: Only use your right foot
  • Challenge 2: Only use your left foot
  • Challenge 3: How many laces touches can you get in 20 seconds?

Week 3

  • Figure 8 Dribbling: https://youtu.be/_gOORygHlLE
    To get more laces touches over space spread the cones out further. To get more quick laces touches move the clones closer together.  Try completing figure 8s by only using your right foot or by only using your left foot.

  • Challenge 1: How fast can you complete 4 consecutive figure 8s while using both feet? Right foot only? Left foot only?

  • Scissors 1v1 Movehttps://youtu.be/5vENehfAMTc

    Start slow and go through the scissors movement from a stranding position to get the movement correct.  Once you feel familiar with the move from a standstill go ahead and try it while on the dribble.

Revisit weeks 1 and 2 above to continue developing familiarity with the ball at your feet and getting plenty of touches on the ball.

Week 4

Pro Tip: I recommend learning and working on one move at a time.  To work on these moves you can lay out 3-4 cones in a small space(5x5yds) and every time you get to a cone you perform a move(i.e. pullback).  You can also work on the move by dribbling back and forth between two cones.  When dribbling between cones we want to use our laces dribbling technique and keep control of the ball.

Week 5

  • 15 Ball Mastery Techniqueshttps://youtu.be/oP3XuwHK6sA
    Perform each technique 20 times and this will turn out to be a lot of touches in a short amount of time!

  • Passing Techniquehttps://youtu.be/Sm-u_ESEmjE
    This is a great game that players can use with or without a soccer ball.  Feel free to add more colors to keep the game interesting. i.e.: red light-stop, green light=go, yellow light= slow, blue light= toe taps, orange light= tick tocks, purple light=knee on the ball.  You can make up anything you want, but this can be a great game to get some touches on the ball.

  • Receiving the ball: https://youtu.be/RZyviLvidps
Pro Tip: When we work on passing we also need to work on receiving the ball.  This video refers to the large middle surface of the inside of the foot as the”meaty” part of the foot.  Start with very short passes(2-3 steps apart) to work on the technique before trying anything further away.

This video shows proper passing technique and players can work on this with a partner, a wall to pass against, or even by making this tennis ball training tool
https://youtu.be/nSaY_w77FJc

Week 6

  • Wall Ball Workout: https://youtu.be/LoJ5dsFz59s
    This is a great way to get a lot of repetitions with your passing technique.  If you need a refresher on passing technique take a look at the video from week 5.  In this video I recommend only doing the second wall exercise he demonstrates, 2 touch passing.  Here is an example of a workout you could do:
    1. Right foot, two touch passing x 10 reps
    2. Left foot, two touch passing x 10 reps
    3. Alternating 2 touch passing (left foot pass/right foot receive, vice-versa) x 10 reps
    4. Right foot, one touch passing x 10 reps
    5. Left foot, one touch passing x 10reps
    6. Repeat  Steps 1-5

    Total = 100 Passes!

Week 7

Let’s revisit our Coerver skills and increase the difficulty by following this video(work on skills #1-9): https://youtu.be/IeMYh7roBjk

Do 10 reps of each skill before moving to the next skill.  Once you get through skill 1 through 9 start back at the beginning and go through them a second time.  These skills are great at getting players comfortable with the ball at their feet by being up on their toes and getting a lot of touches on the ball in a minimal amount of space.

For the skills that are new, start slow and make sure they correct before trying to add in speed.  It’s much better to do them correctly and slow than fast and incorrect.  When you get comfortable with the skill then add speed to continue challenging yourself.


Week 8

Games!  These games will be a lot of fun and a great review of our skills and techniques we have been working on over the past 7 weeks.

  • Red Light, Green Light: 
    This is a great game that players can use with a soccer ball.  Feel free to add more colors to keep the game interesting and challenging. i.e.: red light-stop, green light=go, yellow light= slow, blue light= toe taps, orange light= tick tocks, purple light=knee on the ball.  You can make up anything you want, but this can be a great game to get some touches on the ball.
  • Simon Says:
    Simon Says is a great game you can use to help work on various soccer skills.  Use our skills listed above(toe taps, tick tocks, scissors move, inside cut, etc.) as commands for Simon Says.
  • Soccer Golf:
    Pick an object as your target and try to pass the ball and hit the target.  Count how many passes it takes you until you hit the target.  Whoever has less passes for that target gets to pick the next target.  Play 6 rounds and try to vary the distance and difficulty in passing to the target.  Think mini golf but with a soccer ball and our feet.
  • Soccer Bowling:
    Using tall cones or water bottles set up a triangle using them much like you would with bowling pins.  To start take 5 steps from the top of the triangle and that will be the starting point.  Player passes the ball into the cones and gets a point for each cone that is knocked down.  Take 2 turns before resetting the triangle.  If it is too easy back up another 5 steps or until it is a more difficult distance.

Week 9

This week we are revisiting Week 3 and Week 4 to continue working on key dribbling techniques and skills.

  • Figure 8 Dribbling: https://youtu.be/_gOORygHlLE
    To get more laces touches over space spread the cones out further. To get more quick laces touches move the clones closer together.  Try completing figure 8s by only using your right foot or by only using your left foot.

  • Challenge 1: How fast can you complete 4 consecutive figure 8s while using both feet? Right foot only? Left foot only?

  • Scissors 1v1 Movehttps://youtu.be/5vENehfAMTc

    Start slow and go through the scissors movement from a stranding position to get the movement correct.  Once you feel familiar with the move from a standstill go ahead and try it while on the dribble.

  • Inside Cut, Outside Cut, and Pullback movehttps://youtu.be/0pVKHoI36dU

  •  Stop and Gohttps://youtu.be/7z0GQ0IC6u8

Pro Tip: I recommend learning and working on one move at a time.  To work on these moves you can lay out 3-4 cones in a small space(5x5yds) and every time you get to a cone you perform a move(i.e. pullback).  You can also work on the move by dribbling back and forth between two cones.  When dribbling between cones we want to use our laces dribbling technique and keep control of the ball.

Week 10

Let’s revisit our Coerver skills and increase the difficulty by following this video (work on skills #1-14): https://youtu.be/IeMYh7roBjk

Do 10 reps of each skill before moving to the next skill.  Once you get through skill 1 through 14 start back at the beginning and go through them a second time.  These skills are great at getting players comfortable with the ball at their feet by being up on their toes and getting a lot of touches on the ball in a minimal amount of space.

For the skills that are new, start slow and make sure they correct before trying to add in speed.  It’s much better to do them correctly and slow than fast and incorrect.  When you get comfortable with the skill then add speed to continue challenging yourself. An additional benefit to working on these skills is that it works on footwork, quick feet, and teaches players to be on their toes.

Week 11

  • Wall Ball Workout: https://youtu.be/LoJ5dsFz59s
    This is a great way to get a lot of repetitions with your passing technique.  If you need a refresher on passing technique take a look at the video from week 5.  In this video I recommend only doing the second wall exercise he demonstrates, 2 touch passing.  Here is an example of a workout you could do:
    1. Right foot, two touch passing x 12 reps
    2. Left foot, two touch passing x 12 reps
    3. Alternating 2 touch passing (left foot pass/right foot receive, vice-versa) x 12 reps
    4. Right foot, one touch passing x 12 reps
    5. Left foot, one touch passing x 12reps
    6. Repeat  Steps 1-5

    Total = 120 Passes!

Week 12

  • 15 Ball Mastery Techniqueshttps://youtu.be/oP3XuwHK6sA
    Perform each technique 25 times and this will turn out to be a lot of touches in a short amount of time!

  • Passing Technique: https://youtu.be/Sm-u_ESEmjE
    This is a great game that players can use with or without a soccer ball.  Feel free to add more colors to keep the game interesting. i.e.: red light-stop, green light=go, yellow light= slow, blue light= toe taps, orange light= tick tocks, purple light=knee on the ball.  You can make up anything you want, but this can be a great game to get some touches on the ball.

  • Receiving the ball: https://youtu.be/RZyviLvidps
Pro Tip: When we work on passing we also need to work on receiving the ball.  This video refers to the large middle surface of the inside of the foot as the”meaty” part of the foot.  Start with very short passes(2-3 steps apart) to work on the technique before trying anything further away.

Week 13

  • Figure 8 Dribbling: https://youtu.be/_gOORygHlLE
    To get more laces touches over space spread the cones out further. To get more quick laces touches move the clones closer together.  Try completing figure 8s by only using your right foot or by only using your left foot.

  • Challenge 1: How fast can you complete 6 consecutive figure 8s while using both feet? Right foot only? Left foot only?

  • Scissors 1v1 Movehttps://youtu.be/5vENehfAMTc

    Start slow and go through the scissors movement from a stranding position to get the movement correct.  Once you feel familiar with the move from a standstill go ahead and try it while on the dribble.

  • Inside Cut, Outside Cut, and Pullback movehttps://youtu.be/0pVKHoI36dU

  •  Stop and Gohttps://youtu.be/7z0GQ0IC6u8

Pro Tip: I recommend learning and working on one move at a time.  To work on these moves you can lay out 3-4 cones in a small space(5x5yds) and every time you get to a cone you perform a move(i.e. pullback).  You can also work on the move by dribbling back and forth between two cones.  When dribbling between cones we want to use our laces dribbling technique and keep control of the ball.

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