We should always be working on our game. Here are some great ways to improve in your spare time at home. The page will be updated with new material throughout the year. Check back constantly. And Go build your skills!
1x1 yd box workout
This is an intense workout in a small area. This will strengthen your legs and core. It will build your touch on the ball immensely. Click on this link if you want a tracker sheet to mark your record for most touches. I encourage you to track progress to see how good you can get. The format is 1 min on the ball and 30 seconds rest. Continue for the whole workout Parents get out there and do it with them!
Complete Training Using A Wall
Dennis Bergkamp and many other professionals train hours just using a wall. You can use a bench, a wall, or any other hard surface. Be creative! This will improve your first touch, passing technique, explosion with first touch, and striking ball in various, creative ways. Go workout!
Coach Tim Wall Workout
Elite Wall Workout
Anson Dorrance's Top Gun 1v1 Game
Anson Dorrance's Top Gun is a great exercise to improve endurance and your ability to attack and defend in 1v1 situations. You will see a version of this in our evaluations. Practicing at home will make you better. Along with some basic rules, you will see an attached video of this game being played. Enjoy and challenge your family/friends!
- Must start 8 yds off ball.
- (players in box start with ball between their backs)
- Rock, Paper, Scissors for ball.
- No Cone Hanging - must both chase ball.
- Cone hanging results in goal for opponent.
- Coach says "Go" for all games to start at once
- Must call score out loud.
- Report results to coach at end of each match.