Drill of the Week: Soccer Shoulder Drop for Kids

Welcome to Drill of the Week, a series on ACTIVEkids.com that explains individual and team drills for parents and coaches to help kids improve at the sports they love.

This week's drill is Shoulder Drop, a soccer exercise brought to you by TheDrillbook.com.

Description

As you approach the defender, pretend to take the ball with the outside foot stepping to one side while dropping the shoulder. Take the ball with the outside of the opposite foot and push off in the opposite direction, accelerating away from the defender.

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Key Teaching Points

- Distance from the defender. Perform the skill about 2 strides from the defender. Too far and the defender can react, too close and the defender can take the ball.

- Decelerate on approach and accelerate away after the skill.

- Be sure to practice both left and right foot

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TheDrillBook is a revolutionary new platform and mobile app that provides multiple sport player development via fun and engaging games/drills/activities for your child to master critical sports skills and tactics. Additionally as a Parent/Coach you will find robust content on how to teach each sport and valuable modules on nutrition, safety, equipment, leadership development and more. Complete Team Management/Communication, Scheduling and Practice Modules come into play when your child uses TheDrillBook as part of an organized sports team.

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