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About Soccer Drills Illustrated
Helping soccer coaches develop and improve at all levels, from parent coaches to professionals.
Making soccer the #1 sport in America through better coaching.
WHAT WE OFFER
SDI has one of the most extensive and comprehensive soccer drill libraries on the web. Each drill is clear (with easy to understand, step-by-step, full-color illustrations, coaching points, tips and advice) and concise (it takes 10-20 seconds to scroll through the illustrations and grasp what each drill is about; you don’t need to watch a 4- or 5-minute video). With our unique Practice Session Builder, you can create entire customized training sessions in seconds.
Our free SkillTube section shows you and your players how to perform dozens of individual soccer exercises to improve everything from ball mastery to goalkeeping. More than 500 Tips & Tricks take coaches and players from the basic laws of the game to advanced advice for every style and level of play.
SDI also offers a revolutionary soccer tool for coaches and players: Pro Game Analysis. Soccer is rarely seen on TV in the US, which is a huge setback for the sport, because watching professional soccer games is so important to the development of youth players. In PGA, we help players overcome this hurdle by providing 10-minute videos from pro games that serve as “crash courses,” focusing on different game elements, tactics, and/or techniques in each video.
New content is added in all sections weekly.
WHY WE CREATED SDI
Many coaches are left on their own on the field after finishing coaching courses with US Soccer or NSCAA. Parent coaches usually have even fewer training opportunities. This often results in results-oriented coaching (i.e., winning games or cups) instead of focusing on the development of youth players, which has repercussions all the way up to the college and professional levels and even the US national team’s World Cup chances.
The founders of SDI realized there was a gaping need for a coaching tool that’s comprehensive, user-friendly, affordable, and appropriate for any level of coaching, from preschool to professional — one that puts the appropriate emphasis on player development, with a long-term view of the sport in the US.
We also noticed than on other drill sites, there’s no way for coaches to share their experiences, offer feedback and advice, and interact with each other. This site is formatted as a blog to create an interactive platform for coaches across the US. It’s a constantly evolving learning tool.