Soccer FoosballTraining Drill


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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • supply of balls
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2-4 groups of 2-3 players join together by holding on to a pinnie
  • defenders can only move sideways and have to stay linked
  • on coach’s command dribblers attempt to get around defenders to the other end line with control of the the ball
  • the dribbler must return to the start if tagged by a defender
  • each time a dribbler traps his ball on the opposite end line he is awarded a point


  • vary the number of chains on the field
  • each group of defenders can only attack inside a designated zone
  • start game without balls as a warm up
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • vision
  • close control
  • attack open space

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