Soccer Opposite Poles # 2 Training Drill

Opposite Poles # 2

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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


  • two taggers (coaches or players) move around the grid
  • players get awarded a point by the coach if they dribble towards the tagger and perform a specific move without being tagged
  • play multiple rounds and have players beat their score from the previous round
  • players must accelerate into space after their move

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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