Practice soccer during winter in your bedroom

If you want to be a competitive soccer player, you will need all the practice time you can get, and that means practicing at home. Unless the weather where you live is good all year round, there is going to be some point where you can’t attend anything but office practice. The only way to get around this limitation is to adjust your training accordingly. Can’t go out to practice? Here’s how you can practice in your room:

Gear: The only piece of equipment you will need is a soccer ball. Just remember to get the same ball used in official practice and games. Soccer Garage carries FIFA approved traditional or contemporary style soccer balls.

Getting started: The first five minutes should be about warming up. Your typical warm-up should include jogging in place for a few minutes. Follow that up with leg kicks, high knees, and butt kicks. Warmed up? Move on to a few static stretches.

Skill work: Since there is a limited amount of space inside a bedroom, stick to simple drills that improve ball control and your touch. Start with inside to outside touches. Keep the planted foot behind so that it is out of the way. Alternate feet and take breaks every 30 seconds.

Strength: Use these training sessions to improve leg strength. A good exercise that works is the two-foot jump. Jump over the ball with both feet for about 30 seconds, rest for 15 and repeat. Stop after five minutes.

Skill work: Before you finish, do some more skill work like toe taps, rollovers, etc. It will depend on how much space you have and what skills you are looking to improve. Plan out another five minutes of skill work here.

Finish off the session with some push-ups and core exercises. Just remember that for home practice, you can manage with cheaper soccer balls. You can get soccer balls free shipping online.