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How do I train for football?

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THE BEST FOOTBALL EXERCISES FOR TRAINING
HOW TO TRAIN FOR FOOTBALL WITH SOCCER DRILLS

 

When you train for soccer you have to do it with a clear goal, focusing on what you want to improve and work on in the session. If you have this clear from the start, you will be doing the training exercises and drills with a purpose.

You also need to train the different aspects of your game:

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THE BEST FOOTBALL TRAINING EXERCISES AND DRILLS

These are the soccer drills we do the most in Alicante Football Academy, and they are made to improve a specific part of your game as fast as possible, so you can improve and join a football academy quick.
The list is divided into types of exercises you can do by yourself and exercises you can do with your team, and even the latter one is with your team, it’s still focused on improving yourself individually.

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TECHNIQUE SOCCER EXERCISES

Technique is crucial to improve your touch, passing, skills, ball control, crosses, and more.

Basically, anything the requires you to deal with the ball in some kind of way.

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SPEED FOOTBALL EXERCISES

Speed is crucial in modern football, and nowadays, it’s focused on sprints, quick feet and agility.

The more fluid and sharp you can be, the harder you will be to defend

(or get attacked if you’re a defender) and the higher chance you will get of getting spotted and signed by a club.

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FINISHING TRAINING

Finishing refers to scoring goals, if you’re able to improve your scoring percentage, which means, every time you shoot, try to score and many times as possible, the more effective and reliable you will be to be given chances or getting signed for a pro contract.

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TACTICAL FOOTBALL EXERCISES

The tactical side of the game is often overlooked, and quite honestly, especially if you want to play in Europe, this is one of the first things football scouts will be looking at.

A big part of being good tactically is understanding the game and knowing what role you play in the game to try to win.

The 11 players in the field should work in sync to try to achieve to score and to not let the opponent score, as simple as that! These easy exercises will let open your mind a bit and let you think while you’re doing an exercise.

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DEFENDING FOOTBALL EXERCISES

Everyone has to know how to defend. This is one of the most common points of improvement we see in Alicante Football Academy and we always make exercises that require some kind of defensive skill.

The defensive part of the game are 1 on 1’s, aerial challenges, positioning and blocking.

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WEAK FOOT SOCCER DRILLS

 

Your weak foot is so important in football and is one of the easiest parts of your game to improve.

There’s no secret to improving it, you just have to repeat and repeat until you get rid of that uncomfortable feeling every time you use it.

Whether you’re by yourself or with your club, we’ve got you covered!

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WHAT DO COACHES AND SCOUTS WANT TO SEE WHEN YOU TRAIN?

You might think football scouts are looking for players in games, but it’s very common for them to also come to training sessions, especially with the younger ages.

Have you ever thought, how do I get scouted in football?

Well, they are looking for you to have good technique, speed, defense, psychical attributes, tactical awareness and competitive hunger. If you can show a high level of these parts of your game in all the training drills you will impress them.

Also, they need to see that you understand the specific exercise you’re working on. For example, if you do a scrimmage game with your team that is focused on movement on the field and tactics, from the outside, they have to see that you are trying to understand and perform the right movements, rather than perhaps trying skills or making lots of touches when the ball comes to you. Showing that you can listen to the coach, understand the drills instructions and the objective, and try your best to do it, as well and doing it better every time, will show that you have the ability to improve. This is crucial because scouts are looking to get players that have the potential to become even better under their club.

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HOW TO TRAIN TO PREPARE FOR SOCCER TRYOUTS

If you’re lucky and you have been invited to a football trial, but you still have some time until you go, these are some training tips to get you prepared for it.

When you train for a soccer tryout you have to make sure your fundamentals are sharp and ready. These are:

  • The ability to pass correctly, with firm power and keeping the ball on the floor.
  • Being able to finish in 1v1 with the keeper with composure and efficiency.
  • Understanding instructions and being able to perform the drills or exercise they have told you to do.
  • Stay strong when defending and not letting players get past you easily.
  • Keep control of the ball in tight and fast situations.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT FOOTBALL DRILLS

There’s so many exercises at there, but many people say that the rondo is one of the most efficient exercises to learn how to deal with the ball and increase awareness.

A complete soccer session should be around 2 hours long. The session could be split into warm up, physical exercises, technical exercises, game situations, competitive games, and goal scoring and creative exercises.

A good number is 3 times a week, and if is possible, 5 times a week is optimal.

The important part is to make the most out of the session with the tips we’ve given you in the article.

The session could be split into warm up, physical exercises, technical exercises, game situations, competitive games, and goal scoring and creative exercises.

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FOOTBALL ACADEMY GUIDES

 
 

Have you ever felt lost trying to understand how to get into a football team?

Do you want to join a football academy?

In this guide we explain the most common ways to get into a team in Tuticorin fast and how we help you in the process in MSD TURF Football Academy.

 

Have you ever been in a football trial?

Do you want to attend one and get signed for a football academy?

In this guide we explain all there is to know about about this and how we help you in the process in MSD TURF Football Academy.

 

Do you know what you have to do to get scouted?

How can you make scouts come to watch you play?

In this guide we explain how you can get scouted and how we help you in the process in MSD TURF Football Academy.

 

Have you ever felt you need to train better to become a good footballer?

Do you want to bring your training sessions to another level?

In this guide we explain the best exercises, used by the best academies in the world, that we do in our morning trainings.

 

Have you ever wanted to get even faster?

Do you want to be the difference in every game and go past all your opponents?

In this guide we explain how we train speed in the academy and how you can score more football goals every game!

 

Have you ever wanted to become a better defender?

Do you want to be a strong, imposing defender that can lead a game?

In this guide we explain how we train defending in the academy and the best defending soccer drills to do alone and with your team!

 

Have you ever felt you need learn hot to train better by yourself?

Do you want to bring your individual training sessions to another level?

In this guide we explain the best individual exercises to do by yourself, used by the best academies in the world, that we encourage our players to do in their trainings.

 

Have you ever felt lost trying to understand how to become a footballer?

Do you want to become a footballer fast?

In this guide we explain the most common ways to get into a team in  fast and how we help you become a pro footballer.