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Coaching Youth Soccer:
Ages 4 to 6

Teach beginning players to learn and love the game

When the youngest players start with the fundamentals, you start them on their way to more fun and more wins. Instructor Nick Harrison, former coach at Hawaii Pacific University, introduces kids to basic soccer in 50 easy-to-follow, easy-to-teach drills that show the right way to dribble, turn, pass, receive, and shoot. Your purchase also includes access to downloadable training notes and coaching tips for each drill.

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Week Three: Last Man Standing Drill

Table of Contents

  • Welcome!
  • The Perfect Practice
  • Preparing for Practices
  • Delivering Practice Sessions
  • Coaching Tips
Week One: Dribbling Introduction
  • Introduction to Week One
  • Space Wars Drill
  • Crab Drill
  • Stormy Weather Drill
  • Dribbling Drill
Week Two: Dribbling Turns and Moves
  • Introduction to Week Two
  • Four Basic Dribbling Moves
  • Three Basic Dribbling Turns
  • Follow the Leader Drill
  • Soda Fountain Drill
  • Rats and Rabbits Drill
Week Three: Advanced Dribbling Skills
  • Introduction to Week Three
  • Run the Gauntlet Drill
  • British Bulldog Drill
  • Last Man Standing Drill
  • Tunnel of Doom Drill
  • Dribble To Shoot
  • Stuck in the Mud
Week Four: Passing and Receiving
  • Introduction to Week Four
  • Passing and Receiving Basics
  • Through-the-Legs Drill
  • Target Ball Drill
  • Gate Ball Drill
  • Two-Headed Monster Drill
Week Five: Passing and Shooting
  • Introduction to Week Five
  • Ball-Striking Technique
  • Passing and Receiving in Threes
  • Passing by Numbers Drill
  • Coconut Shy Drill
  • Goalhunting vs. Possession
Week Six: Passing and Possession
  • Introduction to Week Six
  • Ball-in-the-Circle Drill
  • Get out of My House Drill
  • 4 v. 2 Possession in a Grid
  • Neutral Target
Week Seven: Dribbling Under Pressure
  • Introduction to Week Seven
  • Wembley Drill
  • Foxes and Rabbits Drill
  • 1 v. 1 with Passive Defender
  • 1 v. 1 to Target
Week Eight: Advanced Passing Skills
  • Introduction to Week Eight
  • 3 v. 1 to Goal
  • Passing and Laying Up
  • Passing, Receiving and Moving
  • Around and Back Drill
  • Send 'Em In Drill

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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