Soccer Drills & Tips Video Library

The Soccer Skills and Drills Library compiles 9 fantastic coaches, over 80 drills and an unparalleled level of expertise into one comprehensive teaching course. These instructional videos are designed to give parents, coaches and team volunteers all of the tools they need to teach kids how to play soccer. Take your skills as an instructor to the next level with this all-inclusive coaching resource.

A few of the skills covered include:

Head balls
Goalie skills

Soccer Moves
1 Shielding the Ball
2 1 v. 1 Attacking
3 Getting Free from a Defender
4 The Cruyff Turn
5 Cut and Double-Cut
6 The Maradona Turn
7 Roll and Scissor
8 Roll and Step Over Dribble
9 Scissor and Double Scissor
10 The Step Over Turn
11 Cutting Drill
12 Cutting with the Ball
13 Cutting with the Outside of the Foot
14 Zig-Zag Cutting Drill
Soccer Skills: Trapping and Ball Control
15 Trapping with the Chest
16 Inside Foot Control
17 Outside Foot Control
18 Head Control
19 Top of Foot Control
20 Thigh Control
21 Ball Control Drill
22 Receiving the Ball with Your Body
23 Single Player Ball Receiving Drills
Soccer Skills: Passing
24 Receiving a Pass, Part 1
25 Receiving a Pass, Part 2
26 Two-Touch Passing
27 One-Touch Passing
28 Support the Ball
29 Wall Passing
Soccer Drills: Passing
30 Two-Player Passing Drill
31 2 v. 1 Passing
32 3 v. 1 Passing
33 Square and Through Balls
34 Three-Player, Two-Ball Passing Drill
35 Two-Touch Passing Drill
36 Regaining Possession
Soccer Skills: Shooting
37 Basics of Soccer Shooting
38 Power Shooting
39 Shooting with Inside of Foot
40 Shooting Low
41 Shooting High
42 Shooting Off a Pass
43 Shooting With Either Foot
44 Shooting for the Sides
45 Shooting Warm-Up
Soccer Defense: Tips and Drills
46 The Defensive Positions
47 How to Tackle
48 Tackle Practice Drill
49 Giving Space to an Attacker
50 Jockeying an Attacker
51 Challenging an Attacker
52 Slide Tackles on the Run
53 Clearing with the Feet
54 Clearing with the Head
55 1 v. 1 Defense
56 Loose Marking
57 Defensive Support
58 Defensive Challenge Drill
59 Countering the Shield
60 Supporting a Defender
61 Tight-Marking Defense
62 How to Defend in the Open Field
63 Defend by Using the Sideline
64 Defensive Footwork
65 Playing Physical Defense
66 Forcing Offsides for Defenders
67 Play Defense, Think Offense
Soccer Goalie
68 Basic Goalie Stance
69 Fielding Ground Balls
70 The W Catch
71 Catching High Balls
72 Catching Low Balls
73 Cut Down the Angle
74 Goalie Footwork
Soccer Skills: Head Balls
75 How to Head a Soccer Ball
76 Jump Header Drill
Soccer Tips: Dead-Ball Strategies
77 Throw-In Technique
78 Long Throw-Ins
79 Support After a Throw-In
80 Basics of the Corner Kick
Coaching Soccer: Practice Tips
81 Rhythmic Stretching
82 Warm-Ups
83 Jogging Warm-Up
84 Warming Up with the Ball
85 Warming Up with the Ball
Coaching Soccer: Practice Tips
86 Conditioned Scrimmage, Part 1
87 Conditioned Scrimmage, Part 2

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Giovanni Pacini

GiovannI Pacini has coached the Division II Lasell College (Newton, Mass.) men's soccer program since 1998 and has 28 years of coaching experience. He has led two teams to North Atlantic Conference championships, while earning its conference coach of the year honors in 2000, 2002 and 2006.

He serves the National Soccer Coaches Association as the Massachusetts State Technical Coordinator and is a noted coach of goalkeepers. 

Dewayne De Rosario

Dewayne De Rosario is an attacking midfielder who in 2009 joined Toronto FC for his ninth season in Major League Soccer. His teams have never failed to make the MLS postseason and his golden goal as a rookie gave the San Jose Earthquakes the 2001 MLS Cup. He also was a member of the Earthquakes’ MLS championship squads in 2003, ’06 and ’07.

De Rosario is known for his spectacular goals as much as his four MLS titles. He also is a long-time member of the Canadian Men’s National Team and has been named the Canadian player of the year three times.

Jimmy Conrad

Jimmy Conrad’s importance to the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer is underscored by the fact he played every minute during the 2008 regular season and postseason. That’s what happens for a player who is a five-time MLS All-Star, the 2005 MLS Defender of the Year and a finalist for the award three other times. During the 2009 season – Conrad’s 11th in MLS and seventh with the Wizards – he was expected to play in his 250th regular-season game. 

The highly regarded Conrad has been a captain of the U.S. Men’s National Team and played in the 2006 World Cup. At UCLA, he was a member of the 1997 Division I national championship squad. He actively discusses MLS through internet writing and radio podcasts.

Miguel Brunengo

Miguel Brunengo is an assistant men's soccer coach at C.W. Post on Long Island, N.Y. 

A former youth national team player, Brunengo forged a reputation as a top youth coach. He led his B.W. Gottschee team to three consecutive Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association State Cup titles. That included the Under-11 crown in 2004, when the team went on to represent the United States at the Danone Cup in Paris, France. 

In 2006, after his team won its third State Cup championship in a row, it went even further, becoming the only New York team to earn a Region I title by winning all of its five matches at the Regional Championships in Virginia Beach, Va. Their efforts saw the team gain nationwide coverage on the Fox Soccer Channel, and Miguel was named as's Boys' Youth Coach of the Year.

Nick Harrison

Nick Harrison coaches in the West Windsor-Plainsboro (N.J.) Youth Soccer Association and on the travel team level. Formerly a coach with Scunthorpe United and Liverpool University in England, and Hawaii Pacific University, Harrison is a talented and experienced coach, with an MS in Sport & Exercise Science and a NSCAA Premier Coaching License. He is also an AYSO Certified Licensed Instructor and a New Jersey Olympic Developmental Program evaluator.

Kevin Mackenzie

Kevin Mackenzie is the head girls' soccer coach at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro, N.J. He is adept at coaching technical and tactical aspects of soccer.

Jim Buchanan

Jim Buchanan is the head trainer with Maestro Soccer in New Jersey. Licensed by the English FA, the USSF and the NSCAA, Buchanan has been working with youth players for many years.

Buchanan has worked with many youth clubs in New Jersey, such as Hillsborough SC, South Brunswick SC and Greater Flemington SC. He is the varsity boys' head coach at Immaculata High School, and in 2008 led the program to its first state tournament appearance since 2002.

After playing as a youth with Doncaster Rovers FC in England, Buchanan attained a Physical Education/Sports Science bachelor's degree from Loughborough University, a premier sporting and educational institution in the UK.

Jonathan Bornstein

The No. 13 isn't so unlucky. Jonathan Bornstein wore it while playing defense for five seasons for Major League Soccer's Chivas USA team. In 2006, Bornstein won MLS Rookie of the Year honors. Bornstein also has played for the USA National Team, including in the 2010 World Cup. He is now a member of Tigres in Monterrey, Mexico, a club in the Mexican Premier League.

Paul Riley

Paul Riley has had a long and successful soccer career, both as a player and a coach. Signing for his hometown club Liverpool FC in the UK, he was the youth team's MVP. He played collegiately at Adelphi University. As a professional, he represented the Long Island Rough Riders (all-time leader in assists), the New Jersey Eagles (MVP 1990) and the Albany Capitals, and was named to the APSL All-Star team in 1989 and 1990. He won the NEPSL championship in 1991 and 1992 with different clubs (Glen Cove and Hercules) and was the league's MVP in 1991.

As a coach, he was at C.W. Post from 1986-97, including the last six years as head coach. He then took charge of the Long Island Rough Riders and was voted A-League National Coach of the Year in 1999 and the Umbro A-League All-Stars Coach in 2000.

In 2006, the Long Island Fury formed and joined the WPSL, the second-ranked women's league in the world. As head coach, Riley led the Fury to the national championship and a world ranking of No. 8 in that first season. In 2007, he formed a senior's men side, the Long Island Academy, which plays in the NPSL Eastern Division.

When Riley is not coaching the Fury or the Academy or overseeing the 19 girls' teams and 19 boys' teams of the Albertson Soccer Club, he runs the Paul Riley Soccer School, which hosts regular training camps and skill sessions for players of all ages. Riley is one of the top youth coaches in the country and has seen several of his players called up to represent the U.S. national youth teams.

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