Soccer Hunter Pair Tag Training Drill

Hunter Pair Tag

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble inside playing area
  • on coach’s command two players (hunters) knock their balls out and stay connected by holding hands
  • hunters now attempts to knock out balls within 30 seconds
  • hunter with the most points wins


  • hunters score a point by tagging a player
  • hunters score a point by putting their foot on top of a ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • protect ball
  • vision
  • deception
  • set up defender

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