Soccer 50-50 Ball Training Drill

50-50 Ball

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • cones to mark off area
  • supply of balls
  • pinnies


  • each team behind its own goal line
  • on coach’s command (calls players by name), one player from each side runs to win the ball and
  • dribbles it back over own goal line
  • opponent tries to prevent this and tries to dribble back over his own line
  • coach plays in the game ball


  • each player from both teams is assigned a number from 1-4
  • play 2v2, 2v1, 3v2 etc.
  • players must dribble through one of two cone goals on their own goal line to score
  • 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
  • vision
  • acceleration
  • close control

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