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Training is the most important part of the Process. And to train, you sometimes need equipment to enhance the type of training but most of the time all you need is a ball. We put together a list of the best soccer training equipment available today for BUY or to create for FREE. We picked these items because they are practical, designed to improve specific skills and, in most cases, affordable or free. Always think outside the box! You can find all these items on Amazon.com
Futsal or SKLZ Golden Touch balls mimics the movement and feel of a size 5 match ball. The Golden Touch or futsal balls build technique, touch and control. It’s also a good coaching tool to incorporate into multiple aspects of training. BUY or create by using any ball smaller than size 4. Futsal ball ideally. If you do not have any use a tennis ball, ballon, rubber band ball , etc. Some of you have seen a ball we have from Africa made out of plastic bags, be creative!
Rebounders are a fantastic way for players to train on their own. Playing the ball into the net allows the ball to shoot back at the player working on their passing, close control, and more. Quickplay PRO’s Rebounder is very sturdy and has multiple set-up configurations. This rebounder’s netting and feel is very sturdy. This outdoor rebounder also comes with a 2-year warranty just in case. For inside, portable and at a lower cost, try the SKLZ Trainer. BUY or create a wall, cinder block, build a hard box, turn a bench/table over on its side , etc. You could also use a bench, coolers, fence, or table for soccer tennis!
Agility Hurdles, Ladders or Rings are cheap and a great way improve balance, coordination and speed in a small area. You could also use these items as cones/defenders to work on moves/turns , etc. Look for agility combo kits for a great value. BUY or create ladder using chalk, spray paint, small rocks, socks, shoe strings, basically anything to create shape of small boxes or circles.
Pugg Goals are a classic of small sided games. Perfect for all ages, Pugg goals are super lightweight and portable. Coming in their own carrying sleeve, Pugg goals have no beams or poles for setup, but instead they’re foldable and can be pegged into the ground. BUY or create goals with almost anything! Goals only count if you score below your knees! You could use a a pair of socks, sticks, bottles or just hit a trash can, tree , cinderblock, anything!
Mannequins or dummy defenders to work on moves, touches away from defender, free kicks, passing and more. BUY or create your own by using sticks, old brooms/mops, trees, chairs, or anyone in your family!
Resistance bands are great to enhance any type of workout and to target certain muscles. BUY or create? Not sure you can safely create these. You can find a couple options on Amazon for $10.
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