Soccer 5v5 Dribble Lines Training Drill

5v5 Dribble Lines

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 cone goals (7-10yds)
  • 4 mini goals
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks two mini goals
  • teams must dribble through the cone goal in the attacking half before they can score on one of the
  • two mini goals


  • add neutral player with unlimited touches
  • each player is allowed to defend only one designated player (switch pairs every 5 minutes)
  • minimum of two (three) touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • attack open space
  • protect the ball
  • change of speed & direction
  • shift as unit
  • switch point of attack
  • vision
  • decision making

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