Soccer 2v2 End Line Dribble Training Drill

2v2 End Line Dribble

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • in pairs
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams play 2v2
  • one team form a line on one side of the grid with the other team on the opposite side
  • coach plays the ball in
  • teams score by dribbling across the opposing team’s goal line
  • if a goal is scored, the ball goes out of bounce or after 45 seconds next two pairs come onto the field
  • rotate partners and pairings
  • team with most goals wins


  • play 1v1 or 3v3 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • protecting the ball


  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept passes
  • track recovery runs
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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