Soccer Juggling & Fakes Training Drill

Juggling & Fakes

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • each player with a ball
  • 2 grids
  • cones to mark off area


Grid 1:

  • players practice specific moves (Cruyff, Step Over, Scissors etc.)

Grid 2:

  • players practice juggling
  • on coaches command players switch to the other grid
  • the team to arrive last in the other grid must do 10 squad jumps or 10 push ups


  • when coach gives the signal to switch grids all players leave their ball behind and find another one in the other grid
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • creativity
  • focus
  • contact surface of foot
  • close control

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