Soccer Middle Square Training Drill

Middle Square

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • player dribbles around the closest cone of inner square as shown
  • next player repeats sequence


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players pass to next player in line on the way back
  • players perform a specific move in front of the cone
  • players dribble around the same cone twice
  • players dribble around cone on the opposite side
  • players dribble around all cones of the inner square (clockwise or counterclockwise direction)

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • awareness
  • good turns
  • change of & direction
  • close control
  • soft touches

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