Soccer Relay Race # 3 Training Drill

Relay Race # 3

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • relay race
  • players dribble around cone and stop the ball dead in front of next player
  • first team back to its original position wins


  • players dribble zig zac around cones (V1)
  • payers dribble diagonally from cone to cone (v2)
  • players run around cone with a ball in their hands and hand it over to the next player
  • players dribble a ball around cone with a ball in their hands
  • players dribble a ball backwards with a ball in their hands
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction
  • close control

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