You can teach fundamentals, you can employ great tactics and you can train your team to be in peak physical condition. However, in order for your team to reach its fullest potential, they must be be motivated and care about each other.

In the clip below from soccerclinics.com a very simple but powerful tool is shared called the “Buddy System”. In the drill each players is randomly given a teammates name prior to practice. No one knows who has each others name. Throughout practice each player must look for ways to encourage and motivate the players whose name they were given. After practice the players are expected to be able to tell who had their name.

This is a great drill team building drill that gets your team communicating a creating chemistry between teammates. For more great ideas like this you can visit soccerclinics.com or to see additional videos visit their YouTube Channel

The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site.

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