A great resource for coaches, soccer parents, and players of all ages!
The Youth Sports Club adds to its backyard collection with the "Backyard Soccer Drills" video. "Backyard Soccer Drills" includes more than fifty creative backyard drills for the youth soccer athlete. This video emphasizes, (1) fast footwork drills; (2) shooting drills; (3) passing drills; (4) volley drills; (5) goalie drills; and (5) heading techniques. Real game situations, along with various fun soccer games that highlight the essential drills and techniques in becoming a serious youth soccer athlete or coach, can now be practiced in the comfort of one's own backyard. Schupak Sports' "Backyard Soccer Drills" makes practicing soccer both challenging and fun for players, coaches, and parents.
See what the professional reviewers are saying:
At a glance, Backyard Soccer Drills may strike one as a poor man’s version of Really Bend It Like Beckham. While it lacks the name recognition and polish of the latter, it excels as a primer on soccer fundamentals. Likewise intended for children and young adults, whom it enlists in demonstrating the drills, Backyard Soccer Drills opts for spirited play over technical jargon or technological flash. In suggesting practice methods that are affordable and fun, it is ingenious. Backyard Soccer Drills succeeds on its own terms, conveying a real enthusiasm for its subject. Recommended.
-Library Journal Review
This straightforward program displays more than 40 basic to advanced soccer drills that can be practiced in confined areas (driveway, decks, backyards) by individuals or small groups. Clear voice-over narration describes each captioned sequence as a veteran coach and young players demonstrate the drills. Close-up camera shots and slow-motion segments make directions easy to follow. The drills run the gamut from those incorporating fancy footwork and head shots to basic passing, shooting, and other offensive moves. Several fun games such as “Red Light, Green Light” and “Steal the Bacon”, are turned into soccer drills with the inclusion of various techniques. Coaches looking to liven up their practices and players wanting to sharpen their skills are the prime audience for this useful program.
Designed to aid one or a few players (without access to a field) to hone their soccer skills in a confined space, Coach Marty Schupak’s Backyard Soccer Drills serves up over 40 drills, demonstrated by variously skilled players ranging from elementary to high school age. The drills cover fast foot-work, offensive moves, defensive moves, shooting, heading, passing, and trapping, and the program also includes several games and activities (such as modified versions of “Red Light, Green Light” and “Steal the Bacon”) that coaches and players can draw from to have a little fun during practice. A great resource for coaches, soccer parents, and players of all ages, this is definitely recommended.
-Video Librarian Review
My 8-year old daughter is on her third year of AYSO soccer this year. She loved watching the video and right away wanted to grab her ball and start practicing some of the techniques. I believe it provides more than enough dribbling drills to keep a child in this age group challenged. It also motivates them to watch how good experienced players can become. The video footage is clear and easy to watch and the narrator speaks slowly and is easy to follow. The variety of genders and age groups in the player/demonstrators keeps all age groups engaged.
I like that you can practice these drills in a confined or small space. I think they have improved my daughter's team in a week or two.
Great collection of drills, demonstrated by coach plus kids of varying ages. Great for space-limited situations.
Here's what I liked:
- Lots of variety. There are drills/games for ball control, dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting, heading, volleys, etc.- Good camera work. For most activities, you get one, static camera angle, and guess what, THAT'S GOOD! I have A LOT of soccer coaching/learning media, and most of them show you several views of one take cut down for time. This takes a different approach. It gives you one camera angle but it's a well chosen one, and it shows several people (of all skill levels, so you can better tell how you or your players are doing) for several reps. You don't have to pause or review, just watch the next person or repetition.
Nice video i watch it every now and then to work on my fundamentals. I play pick up soccer nothing serious. but nice to learn some new moves that you can use on the field. recommend it to anyone that wants to improve their footwork.
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