Soccer Obstacle Dribble Training Drill

Obstacle Dribble

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • players dribble inside playing area
  • players perform specific moves (Cruyff, Scissor etc.) inside squares and in front of cone walls


  • add passive defender(s)
  • adjust size of field and/or shape of obstacles

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • soft touches
  • head up
  • vision
  • change of speed & direction
  • creativity

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