Soccer drills - Coordination exercise selection

Coordination and motor skills are two important components of training for young kids. Only a comprehensive system of physical training can turn stiff, inactive kids into good athletes in later years. If it’s neglected now, this training is very difficult to catch up with in the future.

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Coordination exercises for soccer training with the age groups U5, U6, U7, U8, U9 and U10

Looking for playful training exercises to improve coordination and motor skills? Here are some exciting exercises.

Training exercises to improve coordination

There's one thing that soccer coaches all agree on: Teaching players to move in a coordinated manner is one of the most important objectives. Coordination goes hand-in-hand with motor skills, which are often underdeveloped in many kids.

The kids move too little in their free time and many coaches are already pleased if they can walk backwards without falling over.

Coordination exercises for kids … the right way

Kids who have just started playing soccer only need simple coordination exercises; more complicated routines can wait until later. When you're training kids, it's especially important to progress slowly from easy to difficult.

Our programme includes everything from the "Octopus Race" to the "Fireball"; it would be impossible to make kids' training sessions more exciting. Although it's not always necessary to develop exercises progressively, we recommend the use of various aids such as poles, hurdles or a coordination ladder for coordination training sessions.

Improving motor skills with coordination training

Actually, we should delete the word "exercise" from the vocabulary used in kids' training, which is all about fun and games, or more specifically "games to promote coordination“. The routines include very simple things like running backwards or sideways and various types of jumps, often with a ball, but not necessarily at the feet; it can also be held in the hands.