Soccer Pinnie Tag # 2 Training Drill

Pinnie Tag # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 5+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball except for taggers
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of pinnies


  • all dribblers with a pinnie tucked into their shorts
  • players dribble inside the grid trying to avoid getting their pinnie pulled out by taggers
  • when players get their pinnie pulled out they become a tagger as well
  • last player still with a pinnie tucked in wins


  • when players get their pinnie pulled out switch roles with the tagger(vary number of taggers)
  • taggers must dribble a ball like everyone else
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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