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Coaching Youth Soccer:
Ages 7 to 9

Help intermediate players improve their skills with these advanced drills and techniques

For kids to play better, they need to add more advanced techniques to their basic skills. This series of 60 easy-to-learn/easy-to-teach videos, specifically developed for 7 to 9 year-old players, shows you how to improve your players dribbling, passing, receiving, ball control, and shooting skills. Instructor Nick Harrison, former Hawaii Pacific University coach, takes you through every drill one step at a time. Your purchase also includes access to downloadable soccer training notes and coaching tips for each drill.

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Week Two: Crab Drill

Table of Contents

  • Welcome
  • The Perfect Practice
  • Preparing for Practices
  • Delivering Practice Sessions
  • Coaching Tips
Week One: Dribbling Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Space Wars Drill
  • Follow the Leader Drill
  • Dribbling Drill
  • Last Man Standing Drill
  • No Pass-Backs Drill
Week Two: Dribbling Moves and Turns
  • Introduction
  • Four Basic Dribbling Moves
  • Three Basic Dribbling Turns
  • Soda Fountain Drill
  • Crab Drill
  • Run the Gauntlet Drill
Week Three: Advanced Dribbling Skills
  • Introduction
  • Wembley Drill
  • Rats and Rabbits Drill
  • 1 v. 1 to Target
  • 1 v. 1 to Many Goals
Week Four: Passing and Receiving Passes
  • Introduction
  • Passing and Receiving Basics
  • Passing, Receiving and Moving
  • Passing and Receiving in Threes
  • Soccer Bowling Drill
  • Through-the-Legs Drill
  • Gate Ball Drill
  • Pass and Circle
  • Passing and Receiving in a Circle
Week Five: Intermediate Passing Skills
  • Introduction
  • Ball-Striking Technique
  • Passing and Laying Up
  • Send 'Em In Drill
  • Six Box Drill
  • Two-Headed Monster Drill
  • Square-Out Drill
  • Dodgeball
Week Six: Ball Control and Possession
  • Introduction
  • Basic Control Techniques
  • Cushion Control
  • Wolf and Piglets Drill
  • Egg-cellent Drill
  • First Touch Drill
  • Control Balls out of the Air
  • Driving Down the Freeway
  • Wedge Control
Week Seven: Advanced Possession Skills
  • Introduction
  • Triangular Touches Drill
  • Inside the Circle Drill
  • T-Junction Drill
  • Throw and Control Game
Week Eight: Shooting Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Coconut Shy Drill
  • Shooting-in-Threes Drill
  • Pinball Drill
  • Pirate Pete and Parrot Drill
  • Soccer Quidditch Drill
Week Nine: Advanced Shooting Skills
  • Introduction
  • Shooting using the Garbage Man
  • Shoot with Defensive Pressure
  • Alligator's Alley Drill
  • Sideline Soccer Drill
  • European Club Challenge

About the Coach

The Coach

Formerly a coach with Scunthorpe United and Liverpool University in England, and Hawaii Pacific University, Nick Harrison is a talented and experienced coach, with an MS in Sport & Exercise Science and a NSCAA Premier Coaching License. He is an AYSO Certified Licensed Instructor.


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