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Essential Soccer Speed Drills

November 8, 2012 | Alessandro Brazzit

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Soccer is a true measure of pure athleticism. The most successful players are the fastest and most explosive on the field. (Check out Soccer Fitness Training: 30-Minute Post-Season Workout.)

Be the player no one can catch this season by developing fundamental speed training mechanics and increasing your overall technique, starts and acceleration through these soccer speed drills.

Soccer Speed Drills

Technique Speed Drills

The purpose of technique speed training is to increase foot speed and elastic ankle strength. Each session's warm-up should incorporate 3 to 6 sets of these drills in a 10-yard distance.


Start Drills

Working on speed starts enhances quick leg turnover and elastic strength at start, while teaching proper acceleration lean. Repeat each drill five times in very short distance twice a week after your warm-up.


Acceleration Drills

The aim of acceleration speed training is to improve running strength and power, which lengthens your stride. Perform acceleration drills once a week. The distance inside the drills is short (15 to 20 yards), depending what are you doing. Do six to eight sets of each drill with full recovery.


Alessandro Brazzit
- Alessandro Brazzit is the strength and conditioning coach for junior performance development at FC Treviso. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with...
Alessandro Brazzit
- Alessandro Brazzit is the strength and conditioning coach for junior performance development at FC Treviso. He has worked as a strength and conditioning coach with...
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