Conditioning Drills

Climb the mountain passing & conditioning

Climb the mountain passing & conditioning

Having something to focus on other than running seems to make conditioning less painful.

Around the Horn Conditioning with Ball

Around the Horn Conditioning with Ball

This soccer drill is not only a great conditioning drill, but it can also incorporate passing because it is important for players to work on their focus as they get tired.

Shooting Conditioning

Shooting Conditioning

Players will have much more fun doing this type of soccer conditioning drill.  Place a cone about 5 - 10 yards outside the penalty box.

Clockwork Speed and Agility with Ball

Clockwork Speed and Agility with Ball

A good soccer drill here that combines speed and agility with THINKING!  Set up cones or discs as shown in the diagram.

Quick Check and Pass

Quick Check and Pass, Soccer Passing Drill

This soccer drill requires 3 players.

Pressured Breakaway Conditioning

Pressured Breakaway Conditioning Soccer Drill

This soccer drill is similar to the Pressured Breakaway Drill.  It works on the same fundamentals of staying under control and getting off a quick shot while under pressure.

One Touch Conditioning

Soccer Passing Drill, One Touch Conditioning

This is a soccer passing drill that is also great for conditioning. Divide the players up into groups of three and set up three cones or discs as show in the diagram.

3 Zone 6 vs. 3 Keep Away game

3 Zone 6 vs. 3 Keep Away game

This is a great conditioning game because it forces players to work hard but they are involved in a game and therefore not thinking about how much this conditioning drill stinks.

Sprint Intervals

This soccer conditioning drill is intended to work on the anaerobic ability of your players.  Depending on the condition of your soccer team the number of sprint intervals can be increased or decreased.  The length of the sprint can also vary, however, a 30 yard sprint is a good average sprint distance for most players.  The players sprint between the cones (30 yards) and jog (50%) around the cone near the side line.  Players should be given a rest of about 1:30 between reps but they should keep wal

Figure Eight Intervals

This is a soccer conditioning drill that focuses on anaerobic indurance. Players need to also be aware at certain times in this drill so they do ot collide. The players are divided into 2 groups, A & B. The players run figure eights around the field as shown in the diagram. The red lines are where players jog and the blue lines are the places they sprint. 3-4 Laps is a good workout for most players but should be adjusted based on the teams level of conditioning.

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