Across-Field Warm-Up
Warm-up soccer drill to get players prepared for games or practices.

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Across-Field Warm-Up

Warm-up soccer drill to get players prepared for games or practices.

This soccer warm-up drill will focus on one-touch passing, two-touch passing, receiving, chest traps, thigh traps, and heading. This warm-up drill is a great start to get many touches and movement prior to practices or games.

Across-Field Warm-Up

Setup

  1. Divide the team into pairs of two with one ball for each pair.
  2. Have the players face each other.
  3. The player facing the field will jog forwards where the player with their back to the field will jog backwards.

Instructions

  1. The player jogging backwards will start with a pass to the player running forwards.
  2. The player jogging forwards will then pass back to the player jogging backwards.
  3. Once the players reach the opposite side of the field, they will reverse the roles.
  4. Once both players move across the field, one of the following skills are performed:
  5. Receive the ball with the inside of the foot and pass with the opposite foot.
  6. Receive the ball with the outside of the foot and pass with the same foot.
  7. Receive a ball off the thigh and return the ball to the other player.
  8. Receive the ball off the chest and return the ball to the other player.
  9. Head the ball back to the other player.

Coaching Points

  • This movement is meant to get the players warmed up and moving.
  • Good accurate passes with proper weight on the passes as they are moving forwards towards the ball, or backwards away from the ball.
  • Good touches and placement of the ball when receiving passes.

Across-Field Warm-Up

Warm-up soccer drill to get players prepared for games or practices.

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