Soccer Greetings Game Training Drill

Greetings Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble inside the playing area
  • when coach calls out way of greetings which each player then has to carry out with others: high fives (one or two hands), shake hands, shoulder to shoulder, back to back, elbow to elbow, foot to foot


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • start activity without balls as a warm up
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • awareness
  • communication
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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