Soccer Relay Dribbling # 1 Training Drill

Relay Dribbling # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each group with a ball
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • first player touches ball twice before he passes and follows it as shown
  • next player dribbles back and stops the ball dead in front of next the player
  • next player repeats the sequence
  • team to get back to its starting position first wins


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • close control
  • soft touch

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