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How to Practice Football at Home

Although it's great to utilise the services that Treiner offers and receive professional coaching, much of your time with the sport of football will be spent on your own. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can practice football at home between sessions with Treiner coaches to help you ultimately bring those well-practiced skills to the pitch when it comes time to play.

Dribbling

This is one that works especially well with being at home. Of course, you can simply dribble without any specifics in mind. An alternative would be to imagine dribbling through and around opponents. However, the most useful way to get dribbling reps in is by using a couple of cones to create a figure-8 path with them about 5 yards apart, and dribble between them in that path. Ensure that you utilise short, quick turns, and keep your knees bent.  

Juggling Against a Wall

Find a wall, and juggle against it. Remain roughly 2 yards from it. This drill will help you work on receiving as well as making short passes. As you improve your skills, experiment with which part of the body you use to keep the ball bouncing between you and the wall.  

One-Touch Shooting

Instincts are such an important aspect of this sport as any hesitation or delay can be just enough to lose the ball or, in the case of shooting, turn a great scoring opportunity into a mediocre one or a mediocre one into one that's non-existent. The more you practice one-touch shooting, the better you will be at being able to do that in a match without thinking about it.  

Headers

Another offensive drill that you can spend time with at home involves headers. Roughly one out of every five goals scored at professional matches are from headers, and this skill is obviously also used in other moments, especially be defenders looking to clear attacking opportunities. Find a wall, and head the ball. Dribbling with your head can result in you increasing your heading skills even more.  

Use Your Other Foot

Unless you are naturally or trained ambidextrous, practice as many skills as possible with your weaker foot to strengthen it. At home is a great time to do this as you're not under pressure and can take your time until it's strong enough to start using on a regular basis in full-team practices and matches.  

 

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