Soccer Multi Ball Game Training Drill

Multi Ball Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams with goalies
  • 2 balls
  • 2 goals
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 7v7 with two balls and have extra balls in the back of each goal


  • play 8v8, 9v9
  • play with three balls and take away one ball at a time until you play with only one ball
  • play without goalies and 2 mini goals on each goal line
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • quick transition
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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