Soccer Pass Receive Dribble Training Drill

Pass Receive Dribble

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • players inside squares move towards ball, receive it and dribble to next corner in a clockwise direction
  • first touch for the receiver must be inside the square and his second must be outside of it
  • players then perform a move before they leave the grid
  • player at the corner follows his pass into square
  • next players goes when previous player stops ball in front of him (and/or gives a high five)


  • specify how players must pass/receive/dribble the ball (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • play with passive defenders inside the grid who block dribbler’s path
  • reverse direction
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • change of speed & direction
  • communication
  • protect your ball
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • good first touch

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