The ability to quickly react to changes during a soccer game can be the difference between scoring and missing a goal. To help improve your reaction time, here is a simple drill that you can do to help you become a better, faster soccer player.
The Drill – Step by Step
This drill is designed to help you improve your reaction time. You will need three cones and two teammates, or one partner if you are on an individual basis.
Start by having one teammate stand at the first cone while the other stands at the second cone, which should be about 10 yards away from the first cone. The third cone should then be placed 5 yards away from each of the first two cones in a triangle formation.
Once everyone is in place, have one teammate pass the ball directly to their partner who should catch it with both hands and return it at once without hesitation.
After they make the pass each teammate will run around their respective cones in opposite directions until they reach their original starting point and make another pass.
The goal is for each person to complete this task as quickly as possible without sacrificing accuracy or power during their passes back and forth.
You can increase the difficulty of this drill over time by increasing the distance between cones or introducing obstacles along their paths such as hurdles or agility ladders.
In addition to improving your reaction time, this drill also helps build coordination between teammates and increase overall agility on the field as well as endurance when running around each cone repeatedly over time.
With consistent practice, you’ll find that your response times decrease drastically as well as your overall playing speed when on the field. As always remember to stay safe while playing soccer and wear proper protective gear such as shin guards to avoid any potential injuries while practicing drills like these.
Working on your reaction time can be difficult but with regular practice using soccer drills like this one, you can drastically improve your performance on the field in no time. With improved reaction times–you’ll see better results whether you are trying out for a team or competing against opponents on game day.