Soccer Pinnie Tag Training Drill

Pinnie Tag

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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
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • taggers carry a pinnie with their hands with which they must try to tag other players
  • if hit, player picks up pinnie and is “it”


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • taggers are allowed to throw the pinnie
  • only taggers without a ball
  • regular game of tag without balls
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • vision
  • acceleration
  • close control
  • soft touch

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