Soccer 3v3 Dribbling Training Drill

3v3 Dribbling

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 4 teams of 3
  • 2 grids (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one end line
  • teams score 2 points by dribbling through a cone goal
  • 1 point for stopping the ball dead on end line next to a cone goal


  • play a tournament
  • play with size 3 or 4 balls
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • change of speed and direction
  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • combination play
  • decision making

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