Soccer 1v1 Coast To Coast Training Drill

1v1 Coast To Coast

With these soccer dribble drills the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player around the grid with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • on coach’s command a specific player attempts to dribble to the opposite end line
  • if the defender in the middle wins the ball, he switches roles with the attacker


  • start activity without balls as a warm up
  • 2 players defend the middle and coach calls two players to dribble to opposite end line
  • 2 defenders in the middle stay connected by holding a pinnie
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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