The NCAA's all-time winningest coach, Dave Brandt, reveals proven drills, techniques and ideas for holding dynamic soccer practices. Setting the tone early, Brandt runs his players through a vigorous warm-up consisting of running and stretching and passing drills. Using a team passing pattern, Brandt works the players through various one-touch passes, two touch passes, and cut-back dribbles. Brandt then moves his team into a 7-touch speed passing drill where a group of players works seven one-touch passes focusing on working quickly but under control. Brandt includes two competitive practice games - the 4v4 and the 10v9 one-touch scrimmage. The 4v4 game emphasizes scoring in a small field drill where you as a coach can find out who you can rely on to score. His 10v9 one-touch scrimmage makes players think about where they are going to pass the ball before it gets to them to increase their speed of play. Using competitive drills during your soccer practices will increase intensity and get your players ready to play full speed during games.
- Learn how to increase the intensity of your practices
- Discover competitive games to challenge players during practice
- Learn team passing patterns to incorporate drills that include all players in practice
45 minutes. 2009.