Soccer Partner Dribble # 1 Training Drill

Partner Dribble # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball


  • one player dribbles while his partner is (3-4 yds away) is going backwards acting as passive defender
  • on coach’s command players switch roles


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • soft touches
  • change of speed
  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • close control

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