Football at Christmas is just as much part of the English game as half-time pies and jumpers for goalposts are. But in order to stay match fit during the festive period, you will need to make the right lifestyle choices. Christmastime is filled with temptations, many of which can be very hard to resist. However, […]The post Keeping the Weight off During the Christmas Break appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
One of the reasons that a lot of younger players struggle with playing defense is simply that they have not been taught the correct way to play defense. You can't get better at something that you have never learned how to do, and also don't spend time working on. This defensive basketball drill is going to work on teaching the player how to close out on the wing, take away middle drive, and then finish the play. It takes effort to play defense, but it also takes great technique. So really notice the coaching/teaching points in the video and do your best to master these movements. Along with l
Working on passing is something that should be done on a daily basis, especially with younger players. A team that takes care of the basketball and is constantly moving the ball is very hard to guard. Not only do players need to practice making good passes, they also need to practice catching the ball. This will also help with taking care of the ball during a game. There a multiple types of drills out there that you can do to work on passing in practice, but this is a great drill for practice because it gets all of the players involved at the same time. Team basketball drills like this allow
The FA, Sport England and the British government are trying to boost participation in grassroots football around the country, and one of initiatives they are pursuing is a 4G pitch building programme. Although expensive initially, the very latest artificial pitches are helping cash-strapped leagues and associations to fulfil their fixtures during periods of inclement weather. […]The post The Advantages and Disadvantages of Playing Football on a 4G Pitch appeared first on The Soccer Store Blog.
This basketball drill is used by the South Alabama coaching staff and it is going to focus on different scoring moves that a guard or wing player will come across during the course of a game. It is important to practice offensive moves that a player is going to get in your offense so that they are comfortable executing the move when they get a chance to use it during the course of a game. Another great thing about this drill is that it forces the player to stay mentally engaged and think as they get tired. Having the player do a sequence of different moves in a row will force them to think th
Great offense revolves around getting the ball inside out for open shots; and a great way to do that is by feeding the post and then relocating once the defender turns their head. It is key that the passer does not simply just stand and watch once the ball is entered. Sometimes the passer can cut through or screen away for another guard, but for this drill they are going to simply work on creating space and giving the post player a passing angle by sliding up or down after the entry pass. This basketball drill is going to allow for a lot of repetitions at post feeding and relocating, and it i
The goal as a post player is to get as deep of position as possible when posting up. However, this does not always happen and sometimes the post player must be able to put the ball on the ground and take a couple dribbles to get better positioning before looking to finish. This post drill is going to work on ball handling in the post by over exaggerating the dribble action, and then it is going to allow the post player to make a finish move towards the basket. It is a great drill to use in post workouts or practice when guards and posts split up for skill development work. Dri