Soccer Group Shadows Training Drill

Group Shadows

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • groups of three or four
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (15yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • each player of the group dribbles inside the playing area
  • players try to follow and copy leader’s movements
  • rotate leaders every 2 minutes


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • start activity without balls as a warm up
  • only followers dribble a ball

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction often
  • agility and balance
  • close control

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