Check out these 15 fun soccer warm-up drills and exercises. Many soccer training sessions will likely start with a warm up drill. Warming up at the start of a game or at the start of training is not only important to help players loosen up, it is also a great opportunity to introduce essential skills and tactics that players will need when playing a match. Below you’ll find plenty of free soccer warm up drills and exercises. Each of the drills below is complete with a diagram and detailed instructions to enable you to conduct the drill. You can also download each drill as a printable PDF for free.
In this fun and active warm-up game, players get to practice their dribbling and shielding skills as they try and stop Virgil Van Dijk from stealing their ball and scoring a goal!
This exciting and fun soccer warm-up game for kids is based on the Despicable Me movies and is a fantastic game to play to add some fun to your soccer training session. In this game, one player will act as…
In this super fun warm-up game for kids, players get to run, change direction, and chase each other to catch their ‘duck tail’. This game is a great activity to use at the beginning of any soccer training session to get kids warmed up and having fun.
This competitive and fun warm-up game encompasses plenty of touches on the ball whilst encouraging the development of passing and receiving skills and dribbling and shielding. It is a fun and popular activity that you can use at the start…
Based on the all-time classic board game this shooting warm-up activity is always a hit with players as they fine-tune their shooting technique whilst destroying each other’s battleships!
In this fun warm-up game, players get to work on their passing, receiving, and movement skills. Players will pass the ball and try and keep it away from the ‘Monkey In The Middle’.
In this simple passing drill, players work on their passing and receiving skills as well as communication, vision, and awareness. This activity can also be used as a fun warm-up drill to practice passing.
In this fun and energetic warm-up game for kids, players will practice dribbling, turning, and passing the ball as well as developing fundamental motor skills. Children absolutely love this drill and will want to play again and again.
This fun warm-up game, is a turning drill in which players can practice their turning and shielding skills whilst trying to keep the ball away from their opponents to become the ultimate ‘ball hog’!
In this fun passing drill, players will practice passing and receiving the ball and looking over their shoulders for a pass. This drill is great to use as a passing drill or as a warm-up drill.
In this turning and dribbling drill, players will practice dribbling and executing cuts while navigating a circuit. This dribbling drill is great to use as a warm-up drill when focusing a training session on dribbling and dribbling skill moves.
This soccer drill is a great warm up drill to get your players sprinting. Players will compete against each other and race to pick up a small cone before their opponent does. This warm up drill is suitable for both kids and teenagers.
This soccer drill is a fun warm up soccer drill for kids. Players will run around the inside of a grid while trying to avoid being hit by the ‘Zombies’. Kids really love playing this game and it’s a great way to start your training session and get players warmed up.