Soccer Group Dribbling Training Drill

Group Dribbling

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 3+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • all players dribble towards the middle and perform a specific move in front of the cone (scissor, step over etc.)
  • players then dribble towards the next cone in a clockwise direction
  • players should try to move in sync


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players dribble in counterclockwise direction
  • players just dribble back and forth between their starting cone and the middle cone
  • players stop their ball at the middle cone and take the ball of their neighbor to dribble back to the neighboring cone
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • communication

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