The IFC coaching team has gathered the following videos for players to use to help facilitate home practice times. We encourage all players to practice drills daily. This daily practice will strengthen the IFC teams for upcoming matches when we resume play. Our goal is to add additional videos, so please check back again!
Remember, it is important to continue to train your mind and your body, Please set aside 15 minutes every day for training. Select a video below to help you with this training and be consistent with your training. You will benefit and IFC will be stronger as each player stays strong.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your coach.
TOE TAPS VIDEO
Players should complete 15 sets of toe taps daily.
Controlling the ball while on the ground is important but so is control when the ball is off the ground. As players we need to be able to control the ball coming to you while in the air. Juggling is one factor of that.
QUICK FEET VIDEO
This video will consist of being quick with your body and Body feint. Soccer is not about just going straight but it consists of quick stops and change of direction. To accomplish this we have to train to be very quick on our feet.
INDIVIDUAL DEFENDING DRILLS
This video will show you some defensive drills. Key thing to remember when we do these drills; heels up, on your toes, knees slightly bent. Defense is not always about taking the ball away, but many times is about forcing that player to either pass the ball or loose the ball. We need to learn to step up to the ball.
JUMPING ROPE VIDEO*:
As this blog points out jumping rope is one of the best exercises out there and many of you have heard Coach Steve advocate that all our players learn to jump rope. Well this is a great chance for ALL our players to learn to jump rope in the garage, basement, porch, in the sunshine of the driveway.
KEY EXERCISES VIDEO*:
This web page demonstrates 6 exercises five of which we commonly use but the sixth one, pull-ups, is excellent as well and should be done daily by our players.
FEET FOOTWORK VIDEO* Part 1 and Part 2:
These videos provide different variations on how to move the ball with both feet and controlling it. Make sure to play close attention to the movement of the ball and the use of the feet.
PASSING EXERCISE VIDEO*
If a friend is over you can practice these drills with them our you can do so in your basement.
POSITIONING AND MOVEMENT*
Video Training will consists of videos that show players in a real game scenario. These videos will teach movement, communication with your teammates, looking for that open space, moving without the ball, Defense, distribution of the ball, etc. Pay attention to what the narrator is saying but also to the movement of the players as he explains each scenario. You have heard all of your coaches speak about the importance of moving after you pass, moving without the ball and positioning yourself to receive the pass. Let’s watch this video at least 3 times a week. You can watch while in the car, at home, in your bedroom. There is no excuse that you don’t have time. Each time you watch try to listen and remember what is being taught and explained. But also practice what you have learned.
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