Soccer Move Signal Training Drill

Move Signal

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing

Field Preparation:

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


  • each player dribbles inside playing area
  • coach demonstrates 3-4 moves/feints, assigning each a number
  • when coach signals a number (verbal or non verbal) the players perform that particular move


  • coach moves around grid and signals a number with his hand
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • close control
  • soft touch
  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance

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