Soccer 1v1 Practice Your Moves Training Drill

1v1 Practice Your Moves

After mastery of beginning dribbling, soccer players may be introduced to dribbling fakes and feints, also known as making “moves”. Practice makes perfect!

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 6-8 players max
  • half the group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players dribble in a clockwise direction towards the defender
  • players beat the defender by performing a move of their choice
  • switch roles after 2-4 minutes
  • passive defenders


  • active defenders
  • defenders can move only from side to side
  • defender gets beaten with specific move (stepover, scissor etc.)
  • players must dribble in counterclockwise direction
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • close control

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