from Amplified Soccer
Saw this on the Boston Breakers Snapchat and thought it was a kind of cool glimpse behind the curtain, so to speak. Things that we all do on some level, but certainly most of us without that kind of athleticism or equipment (for the record, here’s the company that sells those automatic timers: Fusion Sport; and here’s the specific equipment (they were using the Pro version)).
I wasn’t sure how to capture it, though, but ran across the answer to that very question on iphoneinformer.com, and wrote up the instructions with some screenshots on my Tech-in-Ed blog here.
And here’s the video / captured snapchat:
This one begins with following the pass and moving the ball upfield.
This next one adds in a drop-off (#2) before moving the ball upfield.
This next one adds in further combinations, a bigger drop-off (#6) and a run and pass to space (#s 7 & 8).
And this last one removes the drop-off for instead a lateral pass (dropped off at an angle rather than a square pass) before the run and pass to space.
At my son’s U12 skills clinic and I like the warm up they just did:
Cone Run 2
This game is designed to improve your players’ fitness and speed of thought. It is suitable for all ages of players but the younger the players, the shorter each game should be as this is a physically demanding activity. U10s, for example, should play for no longer than two minutes with a two-minute rest period between games.
Set up: mark out a 30 yards by 40 yards playing area with at least eight flat cones spread equally along the sidelines. Place a goal at each end.
How to play: play a 4v4 game with one condition. When you blow a whistle, the players have to run round a cone on the sideline before restarting the game.
Only one player can run around one cone. Two players cannot run around the same cone.
The team in the lead at the end of the game is the winner.
Assign each player a particular cone to run round.
Use two colours of cones and call a colour instead of blowing the whistle.
Require your players to touch two cones before re-entering the game.