Is your soccer player stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for a way to stay fresh on their soccer skills? If so, we’ve compiled this list of FREE online soccer resources that may be a good way for your son or daughter to keep working on or improving their level of play and even burn off some energy in the process! (Parents and family members–be sure to monitor your child’s use of any online resources to ensure that they’re accessing and using the web safely.)
100 Individual Soccer Training Drills – this 15-minute YouTube video has a number of basic skills that can benefit any soccer player, particularly those who may be new to the sport or just looking for a refresher on the basics. Some helpful time points to access each individual skill area are: Dribbling at the 0:10 mark, Passing at the 5:05 mark, Shooting at the 8:15 mark, Navigating tight spaces at the 9:30 mark, and Juggling at the 11:35 mark. You can access the video right here.
ReelTime Coaching – In response to COVID-19 guidelines, a few MLS players have created a free online training program. With new sessions posted every week by Florian Jungwirth (Quakes), Sebastian Lletget (Galaxy), Mark Christie (MLS Academy coach), and more to come, the best part is that it’s not just watching videos, you get actual coaching! If you are over 13 and have your parents’ permission, you can share video clips of your performance for the coaches to analyze and they will respond back with personal coaching feedback. Check out all the action by clicking on the following link: ReelTime Coaching
Eddie Johnson – a retired soccer pro with years of play in both the MLS and Europe, Johnson gives back to the beautiful game with lots of training videos and great content on his Instagram page. You can find him here.
New York Red Bulls “Train at Home” Program – Train like the pros do! Simply go to their YouTube video here to get started.
Become Elite – Take your training to the next level–the elite level courtesy of this YouTube training. Check out the great ways you can take your skills higher than ever before. Click on this link.
Progressive Soccer – Another YouTube video with training and drills that can make you a stronger player in your downtime. Visit them here.
Technical Skills Soccer – This instagram account has plenty of ways for you to improve your game. Check them out here.
My Personal Football Coach – If you’re looking to elevate your game, this is a great place to start. Check out their skills challenges along with some informative behind the scenes videos of the pros. You can find them here.
Mark Lavery Soccer – Mark is a pro playing in Costa Rica. Join him and Spila Soccer Services as they provide tutorials, tricks, and drills on YouTube that can be used to help you improve your game and reach your soccer goals. See what they’ve been working on here.
Challenge Football – No coaching or micromanaging from online; just challenges and levels to achieve, in a player’s own time and own way. Content for all ages and abilities with minimal equipment, finances, etc. needed. It provides both self-discovery and guided discovery content. Be sure to have a parent’s permission or assistance to sign up for access to great free content from players giving back to the game. Visit them here.
Anytime Soccer Training – Sign up for free and get access to over 30 hours of ball touch mastery videos. You can check them out here: Anytime Soccer Training.
Online Soccer Academy – with an extensive variety of online videos in an array of soccer subject areas, this FREE site is a good way for your player to learn some new skills, polish their existing ones, and even check out some funny bloopers. You can find it here.. You can also access their YouTube channel directly for instant access to all of their uploaded videos here.
Simply Soccer – this YouTube channel has a huge variety of 5- to 15-minute long videos on just about every soccer skill, drill, and topic. From basic to advanced training drills, as well as motivational and mental aspects related to the game, there’s a lot to choose from to help your player improve his or her physical or mental game. Check them out here.
Soccer Passing Drills, Dribbling Drills, Shooting Drills & More – this Ertheo blog post has drills that are illustrated in simple layouts that just about anyone can easily follow. You can find it here.