Soccer Gate Race # 2 Training Drill

Gate Race # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark of area
  • cone goals (2-3yds)


  • players count the number of goals that they dribble through in 45 sec.
  • players attempt to increase that number on future attempts


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players with most points after 3-4 rounds wins
  • players dribble through and around goals in a figure eight to be awarded a point
  • players dribble around both cones of a goal to be awarded a point
  • players perform a specific move in front of each goal to be awarded a point
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • change of speed & direction
  • explosiveness
  • close control

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