Soccer Multitasking Training Drill


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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players of one team dribble inside playing area
  • players of the other team around the grid as shown
  • players on the outside throw the ball to a dribbling player who receives and passes it back while keeping his own ball close
  • players cannot go to the same outside player twice in a row
  • players must accelerate into space for three touches after their pass back to the outside player


  • vary distribution by outside player (high/low throw, high/low pass)
  • inside players must call outside player’s name for a pass
  • inside players catch the ball and then throw it back to the outside player
  • inside players head/volley/drop kick it back to outside player
  • inside players don’t have to dribble a ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • vision
  • awareness
  • close control
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction and speed
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch

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